Unlock the HP Touchpad

Edited by Thor, Jen M, Eng, drajun

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you a life saving solution to one of the most infuriating and frustrating idiosyncrasies of the HP 210 or 110 Netbook. This is something I used to routinely do. When using the mouse pad, you double tap for lots of things no problem, but if you look in the left top corner of the mouse pad there is a small LED dot. If you accidentally double tap on this corner a symbol appears with a red cross through it and now the LED dot is illuminated. Now the keypad is totally frozen. I can remember having to restart the computer many times until one day I managed to use the Hotkeys to use the internet and search for this problem, what you are now doing. The way to solve this is remarkably simple.

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    You simply need to double tap again on the top left corner of the mouse pad
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    Once you double tap the corner you will see a symbol on the screen telling you that you've been successful and the red dot will no longer be illuminated
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    Now the mouse pad and keypad is ready to use once again.
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    I hope this has helped you find a solution to a problem that really used to infuriate me
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    If you have any comments or suggestions or your own helpful hints that can save someone a lot of hassle and time when using an HP Netbook, please leave them in the comment section below. You've been watching VisiHow.
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HP touch-pad locked with a password, but I forgot the password. Could not open the pad. How can I open it?

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Recent edits by: Eng, Jen M, Thor

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