12-27-2010 12:47 AM
I have an HP Pavilion dv6700 CTO Laptop running Vista Home Ultimate. The p/n is KL090AV. It is 2.5 years old & out of warranty. The issue is my touchpad. I spilled a small amount of beer on it maybe 2 weeks ago. After a day or two of malfunctioning, the touchpad is now working (with maybe a millisecond of lagging as far as touch sensitivity), as is the right click function. The problem is that the left click button does not work at ALL. No responsiveness at all. The device manager states that the device is working properly, so it is not a driver issue. I tried a driver reinstall/uninstall to no avail. I would like to replace the touchpad, as I do not want to use an external mouse. From what I have seen I must purchase a new top display (HP Part #446509-001), as my machine was custom built with a fingerprint reader. Is it possible for me to replace just the touchpad with used parts from a dv6000 (HP Part #446508-001 or HP Part# 431416-001)? And how would I go about doing so? Do I have to replace the entire top cover or can I simply replace just the touchpad, or even better somehow replace only the left button, as that is the only unresponsive part on my PC?
01-06-2011 02:58 PM
You would have to replace the whole touchpad as there is a ribbon cable connected. I feel you on the beer too, dropped a Miller Lite in my Macbook once, opps!