12-05-2010 09:35 AM
Touchpad was working along side the USB mouse but now it won't work. In device manager it says its working correctly. I tried the fn+F9 key but that wont do anything,
12-05-2010 10:48 AM
If the F9 key shows pad disabled, you need to hit F9 again with FN still punched to enable pad. Also, go to Control Panel-Mouse-Device Settings Tab and make sure that the box for "Disable internal device when external device is attached" is unchecked.
12-06-2010 05:14 AM
There is no indication whether or not it is disabled on the F9 key. I have tried again & again holding down the fn + F9 key combination. When I go into the Control panel, its windows 7, I can't find the mouse Device settings. I get into the device tab by going to start & right clicking on my computer to select properties. I tried a system restore but that wont work either.
Where do I find the box/tab to make sure "Disable internal device when external device is attached" is unchecked?
12-06-2010 07:58 AM - edited 12-06-2010 08:04 AM
Click Control Panel and in upper right corner of window, click on "View by Large icons. Then click on Mouse which opens the Mouse Properties window. Then click on "Device Settings". In about the middle of the resultant window is the box for disabling the pad when mouse attached.
Another thing you can do is restart your flash cards by going to Start-All programs-Toshiba-Utilities-Restart Flash Cards. That might get FN-F9 to start working again.
Still another thing to try is Hold down the FN key and left click your mouse on the F9 box. You should then see that the pad is either enabled or disabled. Click on Enable. You have to hover your mouse over the graphics to get the words enable or disable to appear.
08-16-2011 03:05 PM
I have an old Sharp laptop (PCAL27) and I spent hours trying to solve the same issue. I was able to fix it by going into BIOS (Fn+F2 on reboot with mine but yours is probably different). Once in BIOS I went to the Advanced tab and put a check by "Internal Pointing Device". Voila it now works! Hope this works for you too.
09-13-2011 07:01 PM - edited 09-13-2011 07:17 PM
"Kudos"! You rock! My backpack fell off the shopping cart I was pushing in San Francisco and, when I turned on my Toshiba Satellite C655-S5049, the touchpad didn't work in Windows or Linux. Several search engine queries indicated that, if you drop or spill liquids on the keyboard, the touchpad probably has a hardware problem and needs to be replaced. Two days later, I thought maybe I could fix the hardware (maybe a solder or something) and I found your post. The "Internal Pointing Device" was DISABLED. Thank you, thank you and thank you! I do not have the $ to get a new touchpad and the external mouse is sometimes awkward and eats up my USB ports when I want to use my external harddrive. Thank you, again...and thank you, Toshiba, for hosting the forum. lol (Apologies for the long post, I should have calmed down first.)
09-28-2011 05:32 PM
Today, after 6 months of no touchpad, I got it working. By accident, I hit Function F9 and held it down, and from the top of the screen, some icons dropped down and allowed me to enable the touch pad. I then played with it and was able to disable it again and then enable it. I have a Satellite A135-4727 model. You can also see the icon if you push your browser to the top of the screen. A whole series of icons will drop down. You will see F9.
09-29-2011 05:44 PM
I have a Satellite L655D with Windows 7 OS. My touchpad is working enough so I can move the cursor around, however the scroll function stopped working without warning. I've tried the FN F9 "trick" but it doesn't bring back my scroll function. Has anyone else had this problem and been able to fix it?
10-14-2011 11:44 PM
Not sure about the 650 but I can tell you what happened to my L775D. I was changing some of the hidden icons on the task bar and accidentally hit the "Synaptics Pointing Device" icon. It is a shortcut to the touchpad option screen. By clicking the icon, the touchpad was instantly disabled. Don't know if the 650 has this or not, just thought that I would pass this along.
04-29-2012 04:48 PM
Ok this is the only thread where i was able to find any type of real help. None of the above has worked for me though, i opened up my laptop a Satellite A665 to clean it out with caned air since it was getting hot. The heat is no longer an issue but the touch pad no longer works and im using a USB mouse at the moment. Nothing everything is connected nothing looks burnt out inside on the board. Any help would be greatly apreicated.
04-29-2012 07:50 PM
I had the same problem for several weeks on my E305-S1990X laptop. Only a wired usb mouse would move the cursor. Then I used the suggestion about going to the Toshiba Utilities in the All Programs-Toshiba menu and learned about how its "Flash Cards" work. I found out that the F2 button when pressed (by itself) flashed the enable/disable touchpad icons. I clicked on the enable icon and was thrilled when my touchpad started working again.
05-23-2012 09:23 PM
I have a Toshiba Satellite L755D. I am not able to move the mouse with either the touchpad or an external wireless mouse. Using the windows key I did manage to get to the control panel and saw that the driver for the external mouse was installed. I tried the external mouse on another computer and it worked fine on that computer. The USB ports work with other devices. Any suggestions on what else I can try without being able to move a mouse?
09-21-2012 12:22 PM
Thanks Malcontent you saved me a few hours of pain. It worked perfectly, I still don't understand why the problem started in the first place but now is fixed
10-13-2012 01:14 PM - edited 10-14-2012 05:31 PM
I have a Toshiba Satellite A505. In the BIOS, in the Advanced Menu, select System Configuration. There is an option for Internal Pointing Device, to toggle between Disabled or Enabled. Just in case someone has the issue with the A505. Also, if at the Windows logon screen I do not push the little button just above the Touchpad so it lights up, the Touchpad does not work in Windows. I noticed this after doing the first BIOS update.