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I have a HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 CTO. Today I decided to upgrade to windows 8.

I downloaded HP's touch pad Firmware update and after running it, it says there's a problem while reflashing the firmware. And now, as you can guess, my touchpad is no longer working. I have the Synaptics device driver 16.2.15.0 installed. When I try to run the Firmware update again I get the Synaptics Reflash Error:

"A Synaptics Pointing device driver is required for reflashing. Please install a Synaptics driver version v15.1.6.0 or newer"

The touchpad doesn't show up in Device Manager, however, there's a Unknown Device and a PCI device listed in the Other devices section.

I've tried to reinstall the driver and all but nothing worked thus far.

Help anyone? Thanks in advance! Any suggestion appreciated.

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The same problem, but with hp dv7-7171er. How do I fix it?

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The same thing with me!

My DV6 7078ca's touch pad is not working anymore now!

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I actually solved this problem just several minuntes after this post. All I did was go to windows' mouse pointer settings and a pop up box appear offering me to uninstall the Synaptics driver. I have no idea how this differ from manually uninstalling the driver but click yes at this check box actually solved the problem while the manual methods didn't.

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The solutions proposed by Delusionist worked.

 

I just entered the mouse configuration through Control Panel and when it was initializing, it prompted that the driver was point to nowere and as if I wanted to desintall.

Desinstalled, rebooted = touchpad working again (but slow)

Intalled the drivers again = touchpad running fast and precise.

 

Thank you,

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Unfortunately, this solution didn't work out. Any other ideas?

Can I have it repaired under warranty?

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If the notebook is still in warranty, you should be able to get the touchpad repaired under warranty. If you are inside the United States, you can contact HP Support at 1-800-474-6836.

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same problem with me HP Pavillion DV6 7170er. 

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1- uninstall synaptics driver from control panel
2-restart
3-open registry and serach for any value related to "synaptics" and delete them.you may find around 20 to 30 values.
4-restart
5-touchpad should now work again but with microsoft default driver.
6 install synaptics driver from hp site.
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