12-22-2010 06:53 AM
I have covered the touchpad on wife's Pavilion dv5, Win7, with cardboard to prevent her thumbs dragging on it, messing things up, and resulting in very unladylike language. She is much happier with her mouse, and of course when she is happy I am happy.
Is there a way of disabling the touchpad doable by a fairly computer-illiterate me?
PS if I am in the wrong forum, please redirect me.
12-22-2010 07:05 AM
On my dv5 there is a button just above the touchpad with an white LED next to it. If yours is the same, just press the button and the LED should turn a red/orange colour indicating the touchpad is disabled.
If this is not the case on your laptop, post back with the full model number ( ie dv5-1130ea ).
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12-22-2010 12:21 PM
If you have dv5 with windows 7, I am guess, just double tapping on the left had top corner to do the trick...
If not here is another thing you can try.... Click on Start, in the search box type . Now double check on 'Mouse', that will launch Mouse Properties window. In there click on Device Setting Tab. Click on the Disable button. Below is screenshot of what I am talking about...
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04-04-2011 04:04 PM
Am I embarrassed! 4 months later and I see your kind response. I just assumed (fatal, I know) that I would get an email when a reply came in, but I cannot recall having done so.
My laptop is labeled "dv5-2074dx." No lighted key just above the touchpad. Only key with a lighted spot (orange or white) is up top -- f12, labeled "1".
Tks so much for coming back to me. I do apologize most sincerely.
04-27-2013 02:55 PM
necesito saber porque mi tuochpad de mi pavilion dv5 no funciona no puedo manejar el puntero y tampoco puedo pulsar el boton para bloquearlo y que no se pueda usar, me dicen que le falta un controlador pero ya le puse un synaptics pero no se cual y que haga funcionar mi mause. porfavor
04-29-2013 12:41 PM - edited 04-29-2013 12:41 PM
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06-20-2016 07:14 AM - edited 06-20-2016 07:18 AM
My touchpad properties is not showing the device yet when i attemptto reinstall synaptics states its already there
also the bottom is greyed out
How to enableand have it show up?