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DawnMarieDuzan
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Ok. I have a Acer Laptop. I don't have the make or model in front of me. I'm actually at work. The other night I had my laptop on and open. My kitten was niffing around. He walked across it, nothing new. Then he laid down next to it. I think he liked the warmth. So I X'd out of the internet so that if he touched any keys I wouldn't wind up on some crazy website. So he laid very close to the laptop with probably a little bit of his upper body and lower body leaning on the leftside of the keypad. I didn't think that he pressed anything because nothing was happening. But when I waved him away and tried to get back on the curser wasn't moving. I tried it with both the pad and a wireless mouse. I don't know if it's possible that the kitten may have leaned on a few keys that in succsession would cause the curser to become inactive. Please advise if you can.

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Your cat might have had static in its fur that caused a disruption...just kidding. Maybe some fur got caught under the keys? Maybe the cat has dribbled into the keyboard?

Try cleaning the keyboard, maybe a blower to loosen any fluff that might be caught between the keys.

Cats and children should not be allowed to play with laptops.

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Have you tried to use the keycombination Fn+F7 (my girlfriend is using an Acer and that's the keycombi). This combination enables or disables the touchpad. Not sure why the mouse isn't working, but it's worth a shot.

Good luck.

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my mouse is not working. i use desktop computers!!
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I have the same problem with my Acer Aspire one. I've noticed that the touch pad will work if I reboot and stay off the internet. Once I get online, the touch pad stops working and I have to connect a usb plug in mouse.

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hello i am having a problem my keypad and keyboard stoppedworking and i think its because i had plug in the usb mouse and the usb keyboard when i was checking to see if they work its a toshiba with windows 7 (Satellite L505) can anyone help me im not a computer expert

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