Touchpad issues in HP ProBook® 5310m Notebook PC
What are the various issues related to the touchpad and how to resolve them?
HP has released the new ProBook 5310m, which is a stylish business notebook that packs performance, battery life, and value inside a thin-and-light notebook. It is powered by Intel Core 2 Duo P9300 Processor (2.26GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB) and comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Genuine Windows 7 Professional (32-bit). It has a 13.3-inch LED-backlit anti-glare HD display (1366 x 768), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, 2GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, 320GB 7200RPM HDD and much more. Most laptops have a small square near the keyboard known as the touchpad. Your laptop’s touchpad functions as its mouse and allows you to click, scroll, and move documents, just as you would with a conventional mouse. Rather than moving a mouse, you could simply use your finger to control the computer cursor. From time to time, you might experience technical problems with your touchpad, such as unresponsiveness. Troubleshooting your touchpad is fairly simple to do.
Here are more details for you to solve the issues that could come in touchpad software in ProBook 5310m:
- Unresponsive touchpad
- Disable touchpad lock
- Check touchpad settings
Many times, problems with the touchpad becoming unresponsive have to do with the fact that the surface is dirty and therefore could not register your finger movements. Since the touchpad is sensitive material, take care while cleaning it. Try to use a damp washcloth with a small amount of rubbing alcohol on it. First, wipe in vertical movements, then horizontal. Then dab the area dry with a dry cloth.
Disable touchpad lock
Disable your touchpad lock. Sometimes, when using your computer, you might accidentally lock your touchpad by pressing a certain sequence of keys. If you think this could be the case, try finding the key combination to unlock your touchpad. Hold down the Function button and then begin pushing the function keys, ‘F1’ through ‘F12’. The combination of key varies among computer brands.
Sometimes the touchpad settings might have become changed, rendering your touchpad non-functioning. Click ‘Start’, then ‘Control Panel’ and when the ‘Control Panel’ window opens, select ‘Mouse’. This should bring up your touchpad settings. Double-check that your touchpad is still enabled, and then check that the touchpad is not set to settings that would alter the sensitivity of the touchpad. After checking your settings, test your touchpad to see if it is fixed.