Touchpad issues in Samsung® R730 Laptop
What are the different touchpad issues that can come up and how to resolve them?
Samsung R730 is powered by Intel Pentium T4400 dual-core processor and the 4GB RAM that would provide you with enough zip for the majority of tasks. Internet access is fairly quick in Samsung R730, with connectivity provided by a 10/100 wired Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi. However there is a chance that you could face some software issues with this Samsung R730. A touchpad also called Trackpad is a pointing device consisting of specialized surface that could translate the motion and position of a user's fingers to a relative position on display. They are a common feature of laptop computers and also used as an alternate for a computer mouse where desk space is restricted.
The issues that could come in touchpad software in Samsung R730 Laptop and the tips to resolve it is explained below:
- Take care of the common issues
- Software issues
- Device driver issues
Take care of the common issues
Extreme temperature could vary the touchpad sensitivity or sometimes tracking movement could be affected by sweat and oil. So you must ensure that your hands and the pad is clean and that the laptop isn't overheating. You could power down the laptop and cool it, check again if the pointing device displays erratic behavior. If it does because of the overheating you are advised to update the BIOS settings, this might reduce the heat generated. You could also use cooler fans and ensure that proper heat dissipation from the system is done.
Restart the laptop on the Safe Mode, here in Safe Mode, only the mouse drivers are loaded, mouse management software is not. So if the mouse is working in Safe Mode, you know the problem is the software and you should uninstall the software in your Samsung R730. You could remove the software form the ‘Add/Remove Programs’ in the ‘Control Panel’ and if your touchpad is not working in Safe Mode, you still would remove the software as a method of elimination because both the software and the drivers might be causing troubles in your Samsung R730.
Sometimes the driver might have become corrupted in your Samsung R730. Download the driver from your Samsung R730 manufacturer's website, and then uninstall the current driver by removing it from your ‘Add/Remove Programs’ list. Once it has been uninstalled, install the new download of the driver and restart your Samsung R730. Additionally, if you have recently installed a program or attached an external mouse to your Samsung R730, try removing the new hardware and checking to see if your touchpad would work without them.