They may have one available that is not published on the site. Problem sorted — I will check you out next time I have a problem. Finally, a lot of people reported that their touchpads stopped working properly after getting Windows 10, which means that the W10 driver for your touchpad may be misbehaving. If no go, get a replacement touchpad. I checked the settings, and it is still set properly for the scrolling to work. Thank God that I found you!! If it's under warrenty, send it back.
This is the best answer on here. Try the following and see if it fixes it. I had a problem with volume icon disappearing, but was able to retrieve it. I tried upgrading the drivers as was suggested in other posts, but Gateway only has touchpad driver updates for Windows 8 not Windows 10 - I tried installing those updates anyway, but it didn't fix the problem. Your mouse should now work. I'm getting quite frustrated and any help would be greatly appreciated. If your laptop has this feature, try pressing the button or keys to turn the touchpad on and off a few times, to see if that resolves the issue.
I downloaded a new driver, but it still doesn't work. Make sure your device is set to enabled. Time to find out just how good your Gateway warranty is. The problem you are experiencing may be a display inverter problem, the easiest way to test this is to connect the laptop to. To locate the touchpad in Device Manager, follow the steps below. Is there any dirt lying on top of the buttons at all, or on top of the mouse track pad specifically? If you're under warranty there's no need to go poking around in there when you can have the retailer or Gateway fix it for you. Step Look over the mouse pad clicker on your Gateway laptop.
Once you have , check the hardware device settings and, if the touchpad is disabled, re-enable it and restart the laptop to test the touchpad. Also check the mouse settings in the control panel. Unfortunately, you may be stuck with the problem for a long time! I tried upgrading the drivers as was suggested in other posts, but Gateway only has touchpad driver updates for Windows 8 not Windows 10 - I tried installing those updates anyway, but it didn't fix the problem. Jan 20, 2015 Many touchpads will do that; typing causes the membrane to bounce and it's seen as touches by you. Everything I find says to open up Mouse properties and go to the Device Settings tab - that'd be great if there were a Device Settings tab, but it does not exist.
Make sure the touchpad button at the top of the keyboard is enabled. If it is Off, change it to be in the On position. Hardware repair is getting more and more expensive or rather the cost of the laptops is getting cheaper and cheaper. The techs that worked on your machine may have forgot this step and you have a loose mouse cable. Well, I just received the palmrest with touchpad included form Ebay and I noticed that the touchpad can be easily detached form the palmrest. I have tried all the know fixes.
I have been trying so many different things but there may be something I haven't tried. If the thing doesn't work in any of these situations, it's very likely to be hardware-related and then you need to investigate further. I've reset my laptop over and over just to see the same result; no working mouse pad. Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again. The only way it works is to use the mouse, the pad no longer works. If this image is white, it means your touchpad should be working. I would like you to look on the bottom of your Gateway laptop, for the exact model number.
Somebody told me to take it to get a new keyboard but as I am retired I am reluctant to pay out a lot of money for what maybe a less serious problem. Have removed the Alps driver, downloaded and installed the newest one from Gateway - still nada - yes with appropriate reboots after uninstall and re-install - still no Device Settings tab either. Just press on it with your finger to change its status. Highlight it with your arrows keys and hit enter. Right click your touch screen device Elan Input Device , and left click uninstall to uninstall the driver. It could be that the computer is , meaning it is not responding to any commands you give it.
I had this same problem - the touchpad just working without explanation. If the answer is no, then proceed with a zen-like patience. Conclusion Hopefully all your touchpad-fixing solutions are right here, but if you can think of any more, then let us know. I think it toggles the touchpad on and off. Most Notebooks have a procedure for turning it off, sometimes a switch but most use the Fn key plus another Fx key to toggle it On or Off, these usually occur before the Operating System loads. Been through the first few pages of google searches also, but I could be blind.
It will then sometimes work after a few minutes and other times I have to re-boot and hope it loads and will work. The touchpad doesn't even show up when I click on the Elan tab in settings. I checked under control panel ad device manager and there is not even a yellow question mark, it that not eve detect the touchpad. Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works. I don't want to take it back to where I bought it because there is sensitive information on the hard drive.