Toshiba Satellite laptop touchpad failed

Problem
My roommate’s Toshiba Satellite’s touchpad stopped working after a safe-mode boot — completely unresponsive, both the pad and the buttons. We used a USB mouse until the touchpad was working again.
Solution
  • Turn off computer, unplug from power supply, and remove battery
  • Wait several seconds
  • Reconnect battery and power and turn computer back on
Explanation
Toshiba touchpads apparently do this sometimes. My guess is that this clears a bad program state in the touchpad’s firmware.
Resources
Original solution: Post in a HWKB.com thread

Responses: 2 so far Feed icon

  1. RexAlad says:

    Yeah! You're the MAN!

  2. Dudley C says:

    Also works for Acer Travelmate... great stuff

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