Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sony Vaio Touchpad Stopped Working

Options to fix the Touch Pad:

You may have disabled the touch pad. Press the Fn+F1 keys to enable it. (This is what happened to me. Not sure how that happened though.).

I've also had to power-off and then back on again to get the touchpad to work.

Other options per Sony's Vaio Manual - haven't tried most of these:
❑ Make sure that a mouse is not connected to your computer. (DigitalQA - This shouldn't matter.)
❑ If the pointer does not move while a software application is running, press the Alt+F4 keys to close the application window.
❑ If the Alt+F4 keys do not work, press the Windows key once and then the , key several times, select Restart with the M or m key, and press the Enter key to restart your computer.
❑ If your computer does not restart, press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys, select the arrow next to the Shut down button with the m and , keys, press the Enter key, select Restart with the M or m key, and press the Enter key to restart your computer.
❑ If this procedure does not work, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off.

Source: Sony Vaio Manual

Click here for another source if needed (haven't verified any of these though).

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  1. Thank you! I just read so many other articles and none of them worked - pushing Fn + F1 re-enabled my touchpad. I knew I had hit something accidentally, but "Devices" still said my touchpad was enabled even though it was not working.

    1. thank you!!! Same here.... Was about to start maniacally searching for troubleshooters.... Saved me an hour... lol kudos

  2. Yeah!! Glad the first option worked for you too.


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