Touch pad in HP EliteBook® 8530w Mobile Workstation
What are the ways of managing a touchpad and what are the issues that can come up with it?
The HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation comes with the Intel T9400 processor with a speed of 2.53 GHZ and 6MB cache. It has been included with an NVIDIA Quadro 770M series video card with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. The new 160 GB 7200 RPM hard drive helps you to the run applications quickly without any lag. The laptop comes with an in-built touchpad. The touchpad is the pointing device used, instead of a mouse. It senses user-touches on its surface and provides screen navigation, cursor movement, application control and a platform for interactive input. The touchpad used in HP EliteBook 8530w might get some issues while working. Your touches might not be always sensed by the touchpad. The touchpad might lose its ability to scroll after it has been activated from sleep point. The pointer might jump to next line automatically which can create great problems while printing a page.
There are some steps to solve the issues with touchpad software used in HP EliteBook 8530w laptop. The steps are:
- Check the function key
- Check the disable button
- Upgrade the touchpad
Check the function key
There are 12 function keys on the top of your keyboard. Each of these function keys make certain changes to the system when pressed. The ‘F8’ key could be used to activate or deactivate the touchpad. If you have pressed the touchpad immediately after you pressed ‘F8’ key, then the touchpad might be deactivated. So, you ensure that you have not accidently pressed the ‘F8’ key.
Check the disable button
The touchpad in HP EliteBook 8530w is included with a disable button. The button is used to enable or disable the touchpad as per the user requirements. The disabling function is always used when you wish to use some other pointing device like pointstick or an external mouse. So, when you are unable to work with the touchpad, you need to ensure that the disable button is not active.
Sometimes, the user-clicks might not be sensed by the touchpad. This happens because the rubber surface of each button bends around the actual button that triggers the click. The problem might be with the design of the touchpad. When this problem occurs, you need to upgrade the touchpad to solve the problem. You need to run the ‘Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor’ before you start upgrading process.