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Old 20-07-2009
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How to disable touchpad in HP 8710w laptop

hey,

I have a HP 8710w laptop. In my laptop, the onboard touchpad mouse is very sensitive. A little touch sometimes performs unwanted tasks like selecting unnecessary options, disconnecting from internet, etc. So I wanted to disable the touchpad from my 8710w laptop and need to connect regular mouse now....

How can I disable the onboard touchpad ?
Any help please.....
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Re: How to disable touchpad in HP 8710w laptop

Step 1 - Remove the battery
  • Slide the battery release latch to the release position.
  • Slide and hold the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
  • Slide the battery out of the battery bay.

Step 2 - Remove the keyboard
  • Loosen the four captive P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.
  • Turn the notebook right side up and open the display panel fully.
  • Use a flat-bladed tool or your finger to lift the top edge of the keyboard and then place it upside down on the top cover.
  • Using minimal force, lift the locking bar to unlock the pointing stick ZIF connector on the system board (only on models with a pointing stick).
    Caution: Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
  • Remove the pointing stick ribbon cable from the ZIF connector.
  • Using minimal force, flip the locking bar up to unlock the keyboard ZIF connector on the system board.
    Caution: Use care to prevent damaging the ZIF connector and ribbon cable.
  • Remove the keyboard ribbon cable from the ZIF connector and remove the keyboard.

Step 3 - Remove the TouchPad Assembly
  • Remove the T8-9 mm screw that secures the TouchPad assembly to the base enclosure.
  • Turn the notebook right side up and open the display panel fully.
  • Lift the rear edge of the TouchPad assembly and remove it from the top cover.
  • Disconnect the TouchPad cable from the system board.
  • Remove the TouchPad assembly from the notebook.

Step 4 - Replace the the TouchPad Assembly
  • Place the TouchPad assembly over the palm rest.
  • Reconnect the TouchPad cable to the system board.
  • Toe the front edge of the TouchPad assembly into the top cover and lower the rear edge into position until it snaps into place.
  • Close the display panel and turn the notebook upside down.
  • Replace the T8-9 mm screw that secures the TouchPad assembly to the base enclosure.

Step 5 - Replace the keyboard
  • Place the keyboard upside down on the top cover.
  • Insert the keyboard ribbon cable into the keyboard ZIF connector on the system board.
    Caution: Use care to prevent damaging the keyboard ribbon cable.
  • Push the locking bar down to lock the keyboard ZIF connector on the system board.
  • Insert the pointing stick ribbon cable into the pointing stick ZIF connector on the system board (only on models with a pointing stick).
    Caution: Use care to prevent damaging the pointing stick ribbon cable.
  • Push the locking bar down to lock the pointing stick ZIF connector on the system board.
  • Toe the tabs on the bottom edge of the keyboard into the top cover and press the keyboard flat.
  • Close the display panel and turn the notebook upside down.
  • Tighten the three captive P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the keyboard to the base enclosure.

Step 6 - Replace the battery
  • Slide the battery into the battery bay until it is properly seated and the locking latch clicks.
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Re: How to disable touchpad in HP 8710w laptop

The above steps provided by Hardwareman are very important instructions for the removal and replacement of theTouchPad Assembly for the HP Compaq 8710p, HP Compaq 8710w and HP Compaq 8510p series notebook PCs. This document is original and provided from HP. In order to get the better idea, refer to this HP link to view a Video.
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Re: How to disable touchpad in HP 8710w laptop

Check the BIOS to see whether there is any option for pointing devices. It may be something similar to Simultaneous Pointing Devices. If there exists any such option, just Enable/Disable this feature. When you connect an external mouse, the touchpad should be disabled.
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