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KellyM23
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Pinhole dot left of the touchpad on HP Pavilion. Is it supposed to be there?

I need to know if the pinhole size dot is supposed to be on the computer next to the touchpad or is it a flaw? What's its purpose? I have three days to return it if it is a flaw.

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That's probably the touchpad light. When it's ON, the touchpad is disabled; when it's OFF, the touchpad is enabled. What model is your Pavilion?

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Hi,

 

It's actually a light, you can turn it ON/OFF by double taps to the top left hand corner of the touchpad. Nothing wrong with it.

 

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Re: Pinhole dot left of the touchpad on HP Pavilion. Is it supposed to be there?

Thanks for the fast response. Model number is g6-2296nr. I just opened the box and haven't even installed the battery yet. There is a small indented circle inside the touchpad that is probably the light it's the same color as the computer. I'm referring to a small dot like a pin hole outside of the touchpad to the left. It's very small. Do you know what I am talking about? It looks like it belongs but I want to be sure. I would like to know if it belongs before I have to send it back as defective.

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Hi,

 

This is the one I'm talking about:

 

    pinhole.png

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: Pinhole dot left of the touchpad on HP Pavilion. Is it supposed to be there?

It is the touchpad light. It's supposed to be there. You tap the button on the touchpad to enable/disable the touchpad. The light is ON when the touchpad is disabled. See page 7 of the user guide for your laptop here:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03529460.pdf

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Re: Pinhole dot left of the touchpad on HP Pavilion. Is it supposed to be there?

Yes! I love you, well you know what I mean. That's exactly what I was talking about and I am so relieved that I don't have to send back the pc. You were very helpful I have never done this before. I truly appreciate it! 

 

 

Kelly 

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