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b322da
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Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

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?

 

Thank you,

 

PS  if I am in the wrong forum, please redirect me.

 

jim

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DavidPK
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Re: Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

Hi Jim,

 

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 ).

 

Best wishes and merry Christmas,

 

DP-K

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Re: Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

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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Re: Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

Thanks for the help on the touchpad turning off on the dv5, it was really aggravating me when I would have to restart my computer for it to turn back on.

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b322da
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Re: Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

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.

 

Jim

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JasonBourne
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Re: Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

Why the touchpad was even invented is beyond me...what a piece of junk and hogger of keyboard real estate!!

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Re: Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

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 

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Re: Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

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Hello Kleyver,
 
You have posted on an English based support forum, please post your issue onto the Spanish forum for better assistance. Here is the link to use, that will allow you to post your issue. You may have to create another profile before you post your issue.
 
 
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