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Touch pad left "click" not working

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HP Pavillion Spectre 360
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The touch pad on my 2015 HP Pavillion Spectre 360 suddenly went soft on the left side. When I try to "click" it I get no response. The action on it seems squishy and soft, not crisp.  The right click side works fine. Any suggestions? My OS is Windows 10.

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@MaisieM 

 

Not sure - "squishy" is not good.

 

Added to "squishy", the underlying cause of the issue could be hardware.

 

For example.

If the TouchPad (also) seems "Out of place", that is, not perfectly flat to the surrounding surface of the keyboard area, the actual issue MIGHT be the battery. 

 

What?  If the battery is bloated outside of its normal shape, it can put pressure on the surrounding components.  Typical of the symptoms is a "not flat" surface area and sometimes touchpad action(s).

 

The problem with this hypothesis is simply that the battery may continue to function in spite of the "bloat".  It may or may not test "bad".

 

If you would like to do so, conduct the hardware tests, including those for the TouchPad and Battery.

 

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Thank you Dragon Fur,

I am not sure what changed, but I did the quick diagnostics hardware test and two component tests and now it's working.

Go figure.

Appreciate your help,

@MaisieM

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@MaisieM 

 

You are welcome.

Excellent.

 

Good to banish the "squishy" bits.  Smiling.

 

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