I cant disable touchpad on inspiron 14 n4050

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I cant disable touchpad on inspiron 14 n4050

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hi everybody,

the problem is I simply can't disable touchpad on my inspiron 14 n4050 using Fn+F3.

it's a big problem when you have to type a lot with the built in keyboard .

other combinations of 'Fn' key works just fine.also the F3 button works and opens a search window.

please let me know if there is any software solution like an application or driver for using fn key and any solution for disabling touch pad at all.

 

thanks

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  • Hi Aminpm,

    Welcome to the Community. You can try uninstalling your touchpad drivers. To uninstall click on start, right click on computer, click on properties, click on device manager, click on the symbol next to pointing devices, right click on Alps touchpad and click on uninstall, once removed use the below link to reinstall it. After you reinstall make sure you restart your computer.

    www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

    If the function key is not working, you may want to update your Quickset drivers, below is the link.

    www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you

    Royan

  • Mine won't disable as well. The light above the touchpad comes on when I do Fn+F3 but the mouse is still active. If I do Fn+F3 again, the light turns off. I don't have a wireless mouse so if I disable the driver I won't have pointer control to re-install it. So what can I do about it?

  • I also have an Inspiron N4050

    under pointing devices there are only two options:

    1. HID compliant mouse
    2. PS/2 mouse
    I don't see any touchpad.
    I had an earlier Inspiron N4050 the same model except for a lessor CPU and could not disable the touchpad too.  Why all Inspiron N4050 have the same problem?
    Sidney
  • DELL-Royan S

    Hi Aminpm,

    Welcome to the Community. You can try uninstalling your touchpad drivers. To uninstall click on start, right click on computer, click on properties, click on device manager, click on the symbol next to pointing devices, right click on Alps touchpad and click on uninstall, once removed use the below link to reinstall it. After you reinstall make sure you restart your computer.

    www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

    If the function key is not working, you may want to update your Quickset drivers, below is the link.

    www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you

    Royan

    Nope, didn't work. And I tried to update the Quickset drivers but that wouldn't install. I have an Inspiron 14.

    I've turned off the touchpad before and, even though I didn't turn it back on, it's on and I can't disable it.

  • I have been trying for over a year to solve this very annoying problem. I find that taping four layers of business cards over the pad reduces the annoyance by about 50%. Maybe plastic or silver paper would provide a better solutionBig Smile

    Kind regards

    David

  • DELL-Royan S

    Hi Aminpm,

    Welcome to the Community. You can try uninstalling your touchpad drivers. To uninstall click on start, right click on computer, click on properties, click on device manager, click on the symbol next to pointing devices, right click on Alps touchpad and click on uninstall, once removed use the below link to reinstall it. After you reinstall make sure you restart your computer.

    www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

    If the function key is not working, you may want to update your Quickset drivers, below is the link.

    www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you

    Royan

    Fellas i have solved the problem. Install the driver at the link given, restart and now u can disable your touchpad using Fn+F3.

  • Well, when I install the driver it comes up with a big red 'FAIL'.

    This is what the log says:

    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    Append Vendor Software Log: C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Input_Driver_FGG85_WN_8.1200.101.214_A02\DUP4842.tmp
    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    
    --- Start of Vendor Software Log ---

    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    
    --- End of Vendor Software Log ---

    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    Vendor Software Return Code: 4
    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    logo.png
    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    Name of Exit Code: DEP_HARD_ERROR
    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    Exit Code set to: 4 (0x4)
    [05/05/14 17:05:57]    Result: FAILURE
    [05/05/14 17:14:49]    Open file: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Input_Driver_FGG85_WN_8.1200.101.214_A02.txt

  • Edited/Delete: erroneous post.

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