Dell Inspiron built-in mouse not working

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Dell Inspiron built-in mouse not working

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Hi. I have problem with my built in mouse, can't click any of its buttons. I can still use the pad to move the cursor and click. Any help on how i can fix this? could that be a hardware or software issue?

Thanx.

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  • The touchpad could be going bad.  If this is the case, then you will need a new palmrest assembly.

    Sometimes there is a setting in the touchpad software that you can turn off the touchpad buttons.  Go into your mouse/touchpad settings and see if there is something like this in your software.

     

  • I am having exactly the same problem.  Please post if you find out how to fix.  Thanks

  • Yeah, but that setting simple enables or disables the whole of the touchpad. But, in my case, the touch pad, as i said, i can use to move the cursor around and click by tapping on it. Its the buttons of the touchpad that i cant click.

  • Yeah sure. You too, don't forget me :)

  • naderskhan

    Yeah, but that setting simple enables or disables the whole of the touchpad. But, in my case, the touch pad, as i said, i can use to move the cursor around and click by tapping on it. Its the buttons of the touchpad that i cant click.

    Depending on your touchpad software, you may have both.  Here is a snapshot of my  touchpad software.

    On this screen, I have the ability to turn the touchpad on/off.  I get to this section by clicking on the "Sensitivity" button on the left.

    By clicking on the "Button" button on the left, I can turn on/off the Touchpad Buttons.

    You can click on the image for a larger view.

    Your software may not be like mine but I wanted to bring it to your attention.  If for some reason the buttons were turned off, you could fix it.

    Otherwise, you will probably have to replace the palmrest.