09-16-2013 04:18 AM
I've had my HP Envy touchsmart 15 for little under a month now and it's been going great until yesterday and today, the finger print reader hardware has started acting up.
I log into my account fine and then when I leave my laptop for a little bit, I then return to log in and it won't let me use the finger print reader, it doesn't flash red or white, it just stops working. So I then try to log in using my password but I can't because it's saying my finger print is not recognised and keeps flicking bad and forth to that message. So basically it seems to think I'm rubbing my finger over it when i'm not even when the lights aren't flashing or anything and to solve this I have to power it off with the power button, which is not ideal at all.
This is a problem, any help?
09-16-2013 04:28 AM
This looks like a Issue cause because of the updates try to do a system restore and it should work fine..
Or you can also uninstall the the HP simple Pass software and reinstall it back from the HP recovery manager.
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10-10-2013 12:19 AM
I agree that its caused by updates. I updated the some kind of wireless button driver and I had the same problem. WHen I restored it, the problem was fixed.
11-29-2013 01:55 AM
i have a similar issue, in that the finger scanner only works on certain saved pages now....i just logged into this forum using it, but on another page (i have used regularly with no isues) now no longer recognises the page so no lights...!
01-03-2014 07:59 PM
Oh my goodness! Finally the solution! I wasn't able to fix my finger scanner until I came here and read your advice. Thank you so much! I uninstalled the hp simplepass and then reinstall it. It works like magic.