Dell :: Studio 15 Touchpad Button Depressed

May 26, 2010

Is there a way to "re-cushion" or do something to make the "press" of the button more with a nice, comfortable, normal distance press versus a small dull short distance press.

Basically my left touchpad button has worn down and isn't as "springy" as my right touchpad button which acts like new due to relatively less use.

If I told suppot at dell that the button was like this do you think they would repair it and if so how would they do it?

Do they have to remove the whole plate around the keyboard or something? Because that looks really set in.

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Sony :: Vaio Touchpad Button Issue!

Mar 4, 2010

I bought a Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF about a month ago with Windows 7 and its developed a weird fault both the touchpad buttons don't work except for being able to select one of the quicklaunch icons,

no other icons respond to either buttons either single or double click, I can use the click on the touchpad itself to get around but this has only happened in the last couple of days,

I've tried reinstalling the driver, system restore and even removing the battery for 10 seconds but they still don't work and under the settings they are configured correctly

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Dell :: Collapsed Left Mouse Button On M1530 Touchpad

Apr 17, 2010

I have a collapsed left mouse button on my m1530 touchpad. The button still works but does not return to its original position so it is most likely the return spring (or whatever it is) that is broken.

The laptop is out of warranty so I'm looking for a way to fix this myself. I've tried searching for this part but with no success,

and I can't find any pictures of this part to tell whether I can use some other substitute.

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Sony :: Loose Touchpad Button On UK Vaio CR31

Oct 16, 2009

My Vaio is just out of warranty and it's always had a bit of a clicky odd left-button.

I've noticed that it is gradually getting worse so I'm expecting it to break soon. I should have had it done while the computer was in warranty, but I've heard bad things about their service centre, and they'd probably have charged me for the repair anyway. I did ask them about it toward the end of the warranty period and they wanted me to email them Admin passwords and then pick up the computer for an undisclosed period. I just didn't fancy it - my fault.

Anyway, I have several friends at work who are IT technicians and one of them will have a look. I haven;t found a service manual for the CR series yet, but I'm assuming the buttons are part of the mount for the trackpad and can either be replaced individually or the mount (or pad) can be replaced.

It's just over a year old and I'm thinking about boosting the RAM, HD and upgrading to W7, but on the other hand, I'm not convinced the machine is going to survive another 2-3 years...

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Dell :: XPS 1340 Volume Control Button/missing WIFI Button

May 16, 2009

Ok after 3 days of using the 1340 I just realized the button on the top panel that you can use to increase/decrease volume stopped working. I had updated the latest drivers from Dell site but not sure if that is the reason.

Also non of the other buttons that are for DVD work either. And I know they were working when I got the laptop and only thing I have done is update with latest drivers.

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Dell :: Eject Button- In Studio 15

Apr 1, 2009

i got a studio15 laptop on 25th of feb. after 4-5 days it start giving me the eject button problem on start up. the button remains on for 2-4 minutes and the touch panel:confused does not work. i contacted dell for the problem, they recommend me to update BIOS, but does not work.

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Dell :: Studio 1535 Eject Button

Apr 15, 2009

Recently (as in, the past couple of months), my touch-sensitive media panel has been having some issues above and beyond the common complaints of the sticking eject button. Don't get me wrong, it still does that, but it adds something new to the mix:

More often than not, the eject button does not function at all, even after it unsticks itself.

Once I boot up, it sticks like normal until I boot into Windows, then attempts to eject about 10 times, and then stops. However, most of the time, it will no longer eject when pressed after this. Touching the button will cause it to illuminate like usual, but the DVD drive does not respond, regardless of whether there's a disk in the drive or not.

Sometimes, it works just fine for hours on end, ejecting every time I press the button. Sometimes it starts out working, but I'll come back to it half an hour later and it will no longer function.

Also worth noting is that when the capacitive eject button does not function, neither does the Fn+F10 keyboard shortcut.

I don't believe it's an issue with the DVD drive itself, as I can still eject via software while this happens, by going to My Computer, right clicking the drive and selecting "Eject" (although this occasionally causes an instant Blue Screen of Death).

However, I don't believe it's a touch panel issue either, because I've had the entire panel and ribbon cable replaced by Dell, and there was no difference. Also, all the other buttons (volume, playback controls) work perfectly when the eject is not sticking.

I also doubt it's a keyboard issue, because this started happening with my old keyboard, which I later replaced with my current backlit keyboard, but the Fn+F10 shortcut still does not work when the eject button does not work.

With all this, it left me to believe that the only thing it could be is software, so I completely reformatted the hard drive, left no partitions intact, not even the Dell Recovery partition, and re-installed Windows Vista 64-bit from scratch, but as luck would have it, it was doing exactly the same thing within 30 minutes of loading Windows for the first time.

I am really out of ideas here. I just can't think of anything else that could possibly be causing this, unless it's an issue with the DVD drive itself, which as I said earlier, is unlikely because ejecting via software works. Also, Dell refuses to replace the DVD drive anyway after I sent them basically this exact same message, because they "do not believe that there is a problem with the DVD drive".

Any ideas on why this might be happening? If it were just the regular sticky eject button, I would not be bothered as long as it worked as normal once it stopped sticking, but this is not the case.

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Sony :: Setting Special Button Function? (Vaio Button)

Mar 20, 2010

I have an S series and when I press the silver VAIO button it mutes the sound.

I haven't found where to change the function of this button.

I've only removed the following Sony apps:

media gallery
pmb 5 and pmb plugins (click2disk/image optimizer/movie story)
vaio content metadata intelligent analyzing manager
vaio transfer support

Unfortunately I can't remember the default function of this button. Perhaps it was the media gallery? I'd like to change it anyhow.

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Dell :: Studio 1745 Eject Button Not Working

Jan 1, 2010

1. Eject Button - I can't get either the eject button (near F12 key), or the touch eject button (that lights up) to eject any CD's. I have to go into My Computer, and right click ...and then eject it that way. Anyone know of a way to get the eject buttons to work? Should be able to use one of the eject buttons.

Note: I did try the holding the power button if for 30 seconds, and then rebooted. This didn't work for me.

2. Brightness - what FN + ? key adjusts the brightness of the screen? When the AC cord is plugged in, it's bright. When I disconnect it, it dims. I'd like to adjust the brightness to where the screen is the same brightness when it's on either AC or Battery.

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Dell :: Remapping MediaDirect Button [ Studio 17 TouchButton]

Apr 7, 2010

I know this has been covered a billion times but a lot of the posts I am reading are ancient.

What is the best / latest method of remapping the Dell Media Direct button on my Dell Studio 17 (touch button).

I would like it to open something else.... e.g. itunes...

Could I assign the button to perform a task? e.g. defrag C drive or am I being a little too adventurous?

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Dell :: Studio 1555 Eject Button No Longer Working?

Dec 10, 2009

I've had my Studio 1555 for awhile now, and all is has been pretty fine. However, I just noticed that my eject button for the disc drive has stopped working. I rarely use it, but I have used it before.

I upgraded my bios today from A06 to A08 and went to install my new bluetooth mouse, and the eject button just does not respond at all. I can eject the disc from my computer > right clicking the drive and selecting "eject" so it's definitely the button.

I'm not sure if this is related to the bios upgrade or something else.. Computer spec's are in my signature and I'm running Windows 7 Professional, clean install.

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Dell :: Studio 1535 Media Direct Button Going Off Randomly

Jan 22, 2009

I'm new here, so I apologize if I'm not doing this right or if this has been addressed.

I recieved a new Studio 1535 for Christmas. It was purchased on Thanksgiving Day so its past the 21 days. Everything was working great, but all of a sudden, randomly the eject button started lighting up and trying to eject a cd.

This did it for a little while, my sister has a MAC and says her's does the same thing. It was my first time with a slot loading cd drive..so I took her word for it.

Then it kept happening. Next, the volume button would light up..raise the volume up all the way on the screen and stay there. I would manually try to lower it, and it wouldn't let me

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Dell :: FINAL SOLUTION: Studio 15 Media Sensitive Button

Oct 20, 2009

Like you from the first day I had my hands on my Dell Studio 1535 I have the problem with sensitive buttons, eject the cd light stays lit,

the light stays lit lower volume and not permitted me to walk up or down the volume or when the team suspended him again and I fastened to light one of those lights, etc etc.

I changed the panel of sensitive buttons 2 times, thinking the problem was that but never fix the problem .....

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 Touchpad

Sep 7, 2009

I recently ordered a SXPS 16 and have a potentially silly question about the touchpad.

For when I want to play a game and need to use a USB mouse is there a way to disable the touchpad like I can with my current ASUS G2S laptop?

Nothing is more annoying when trying to play a game and having inadvertant mouse clicks and movement because I can't or forgot to disable the touchpad while using a mouse.

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Dell :: Studio 15, Touchpad

Oct 14, 2008

I have got dell studio 1535. After a couple of days I noticed that my mouse cursor is moving very erratic. E.G. If you touch touchpad and move cursor in circle it's like jaming / stopping every 5 seconds for 0.5 sec.

I have done diagnostic, I reinstalled vista,Ubuntu, XP still this same.

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Dell :: Studio 1735 Touchpad

Mar 26, 2009

i have had this refurblished laptop for a few months now and recently it has developed a problem. When the touchpad plays up it will not respond and occasionaly will jump all over the place making it impossible to use.

It has been doing this for a few weeks usually about once a day which i thought was completley random, although about 5 minutes ago I discovered unplugging the charger solves the problem.

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Dell :: Studio 15 Touchpad Heats Up

May 27, 2009

I purchased a brand-new Dell Studio 15 laptop with Windows Vista on it. I opened the package and started using it.

After few mins of normal usage i.e. no gaming, just browsing through the drives, checking pictures etc

(less than an hour) the touchpad started heating. I am not able to use it at all, its burning my fingers.

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Dell :: Synaptics Touchpad--Studio XPS 16

Jun 9, 2009

remember reading that the SXPS 16 has a Synaptics supported touchpad or something in it, meaning you can use some multi-touch gestures like pinch zoom etc. Can anyone clear this up for me? Do you have to do anything to enable the additional gestures? Will i need to download some more drivers or something (i haven't gotten my laptop yet.) What gestures will i be able to do with (or without) the driver (if there is one.)

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Dell :: Looking For Studio 14z Alps Touchpad Driver

Oct 11, 2009

I went on dells website and couldn't find the studio 14z drivers.

I heard the studio 14z supports multitouch. Also it has the same touchpad as my toshiba. Currently I'm using a dell driver for my touchpad.

But I would like multitouch, so I hope to find the studio 14z driver.

Or any other dell driver that supports multitouch and is for the alps touchpad.

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Dell :: Studio 15 Touchpad/Buttons/Media

Jun 25, 2009

I've had my Dell Studio 15 (1535) for nearly a year now, problem free. But last night, my touchpad moving extremely choppy,

and my CPU/RAM meters (on Vista) were at nearly 50%, sometimes even spiking higher; I've never seen them that high before.

Here's what was going on when it happened. I was using Facebook Chat, which I don't believe was the problem, but what I believe started it was when i tried to turn up the volume using the touch sensitive media keys at the top, and hit play on iTunes. When i went to turn the volume up,

it froze for about 30 seconds, and then turned the volume all the way up, and now none of my media keys work, my keyboard barely works, and my touchpad/mouse buttons don't work at all!

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Dell :: Studio 1555 Touchpad Area Over Getting Too Hot

Apr 25, 2009

I bought DELL Studio 1555 last month.

I immediately noticed after working sometimes the touchpad area,specially the right hand top corner becomes alarmingly hot and I feel burning sensation on my finger tips.

It is the area where WLAN.WPAN,WI-LAN are present.There is also an Intel chipset,perhaps IO controller.

I immediately called DELL technical support and they sent me the DELL engineer.After monitoring the system for sometimes he decided to replace the motherboard,heat sink,fan assembly and thermal pad.

After replacement I am finding the scenario haven't changed and this time along with touchpad the mid area of keyboard is also getting warm.

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Dell :: Studio 1735 Touchpad- Synaptics Or Alps?

Mar 8, 2009

My touch pad driver recently stopped working the other day. I had not noticed because I always use my VX Nano, but I was out of the house with the laptop for once and had no pointing device when I booted up.

I re-downloaded the Synaptics driver that I had installed previously, but it didn't work. I had to install the Dell driver to get it to work, but on install I noticed it saying it was an Alps, not a Synaptics.

What gives with this? I even remember seeing other posts on here saying to forgo the Dell driver when installing windows and to use the Synaptics driver............................

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Dell :: Studio XPS Series' Touchpad Multi Touch Zoom

Sep 18, 2009

I have found out that the touch pad surface extends further than it should. I have a habit on leaning on my elbow,

when I have my laptop on my legs I put my elbow on the palm rests. I found out quickly though that if I lean on it I end up doing a multi touch zoom,

to start off with I thought my system was just being rubbish but then I tested it again and it worked fine after I took my elbow off.

This must mean that the touch surface extends further than the edge of the "touchpad",

I just wonder how far it actually goes and whether we could make use of it .

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Dell :: Studio 1537 Permanent Marks Behind The Display & Touchpad Freezing

May 2, 2009

I've had a Dell Studio 1537 P8400 @ 2.26 GHz with 3 GB ram, Vista 32-bit OS since December last year, and only in the past couple of months have i had a few problems, much to my disappointment that Dell hasn't increased their quality..

I've noticed a little "blemish" behind the screen, like a little cluster of dust 0.5mm in diameter, but its BEHIND the text and graphics...quite strange but such a pain as its in the middle-left of the screen..there's also another, half the size right up the top..

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Dell :: Eject Button Not Working

Jun 23, 2009

I recently purchased the studio xps 16 and did a clean install.

Every one of the touch buttons works like the sound buttons, but for some reason the eject button will not respond, and i have to go to my computer to eject a disc every time.

What was also missing was that when i adjusted the volume level, no bar would come up on my screen showing me what level it was at. Although minor problems, I was wondering if it is possibly a driver that i haven't downloaded?

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Dell :: SXPS 13 - Media Button Fix?

Aug 26, 2009

I just got my SXPS 13 in the mail today, and it seems that the touch sensative buttons do not work,

I've read on the forum and others of the issue and a manual reset fixes the issues, or upgrading the win7 eliminates the problem.

P.S. I bought the SXPS without the leather accent so if anyone wants to see some pics i can snap a couple

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Dell :: Nothign Happens When I Hit Power Button

Nov 8, 2008

on my m1330...
i restarted, and then it would not turn on.

I hit the power button, took off the battery, tried every thing i could think of... (including holding the power button, cause who knows,)

so... i decided to give dell a call...

Despite my lack of service tag or warranty, i was instructed to hold "Power + FN + Esc"

This booted to dell diagnostic mode...from here, i was instructed to cancel right away, then try to boot normally, which worked.

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Dell :: Sleep Button Hibernates

Jan 25, 2009

Even though in Power Options I have my Sleep button set to Sleep or Do Nothing (tried both), it hibernates my notebook!

I tried the sleep/standby function via the start menu and also 'when closing lid' and it works.

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Dell :: Possible To Remove Mouse Button

Dec 29, 2008

A year ago (November 2007) there was a thread titled Possible to remove key from keyboard? which is now closed. I have a similar question and one of the mods may want to merge the two threads and open the combined one until the topic is thoroughly discussed.

In any case, here is my issue. My wife has an XPS that is only about four months old.

Suddenly the left mouse button is stuck partially pressed down. If this were a keyboard key I would just pop it off and clean underneath it. But, I don't know if you can remove the mouse buttons that way or not. Does anybody have any suggestion? And before someone helpfully offers returning it to Dell for warranty work - do you want to do without your computer for a month? She doesn't either, so that's a non-starter.

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Dell :: Media Button Test

Dec 10, 2008

how the media buttons stop working after a resume and how the eject button stays on.

i have been testing something and would like others to try this out. follow me here:
i notice the eject button light stays on when i close the lid and then pull the usb cable out (connected to a Dell 24" widescreen with usb port which connects: 2 mouse and 2 printers and a external drive).
*IF* i disconnect the usb first and wait for the full disconnect sound and THEN close lid, the eject button doesn't light up.

i'm thinking... and it could be completely wong here but the eject button might have something to do with shut down and boot up of usb devices and is going though some sort of a systems check? why? i dunno. it's been rather sporatic but i head to class 4x's a week and i shut down differently and i have experienced different results. testing a few things out.

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