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addugg
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touchpad not working on presario cq56 please help!

Hi, this is driving me crazy please any fixes would really stop me pulling my hair out.

 

Today I purchased a Compaq Persario CQ56 ll921ea#abu running Windows 7 home premium 64bit.

 

My problem is, the touchpad doesn't work.  it did when I started, then after installing MS sercurity center it stopped.  Whenever I ran safe mode style windows I had control, but when in proper Windows it doesn't.  When I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled them that stopped it working in safe mode.  Now it doesnt work at all.

 

Please help this is a big stress as Ive just paid £300 for a new laptop because my old one broke and I started up my own business last week, which is why I need this laptop working perfectly.

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addugg
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Re: touchpad not working on presario cq56 please help!

Anyone?

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elroddin
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Registered: ‎12-18-2011
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Re: touchpad not working on presario cq56 please help!

I just bought one of these today at Pawn America for 160.00 to find the same problem... touchpad worked for awhile, then not. I'm thinking this is why I got the deal.

 

I uninstalled the Synapstics touchpad driver and rebooted the computer... no more problem!

 

Hope this helps

 

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elroddin
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Re: touchpad not working on presario cq56 please help!

Oops! That did not work.

 

What ended up working for me with this notebook is to upgrade the CPU. I found a T4500 2.3ghz Dual Core on Ebay for $17 shipped and installed it in an hour. All you need is a small screwdriver.

 

Easy as pie, really.

 

The crappy Celeron in this notebook apparantly can not handle the OS, thus the touchpad problems. I have not had any more issues with the touchpad since and it runs perfectly and fast!

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