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Old 05-15-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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right click on touch pad won't always click


the right-click won't physically click most of the time. i think someone may have spilled some water on it. it's an hp pavillion dv2408. does anyone know where i would be able to buy a replacement from? either online, or from somewhere in toronto, ontario.
thanks!
 
Old 05-15-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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i think someone may have spilled some water on it.
Then it is probably broken.

So just replace it. (No, we will not search for you, you can do that for yourself), with a USB mouse: Just plug it in and it will work. This is linux

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Old 05-18-2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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Then it is probably broken.
I think he knows that, he said as much.

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So just replace it. (No, we will not search for you, you can do that for yourself), with a USB mouse: Just plug it in and it will work.
I suspect he knew that was an option before he made his OP.

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the right-click won't physically click most of the time. i think someone may have spilled some water on it. it's an hp pavillion dv2408. does anyone know where i would be able to buy a replacement from? either online, or from somewhere in toronto, ontario.
thanks!
I recommend you read this: The leftclick button on my HP pavillion laptop no longer works. How to replace? Good Luck
 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:49 PM   #4
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I think he knows that, he said as much.
He didn't say it was broken, if he thought so, why would he be posting here?

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This is linux
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Plug in the external mouse and it is likely to work. No "Install the "drivers"" or anything, it "just works". This is linux.

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I recommend you read this:
Your link ( http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8172357AAp4IRw) contributes nothing constructive.

So, how is your post supposed to be helpful, to anyone at all, the OP included?
 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:38 PM   #5
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He didn't say it was broken, if he thought so, why would he be posting here?
I'm just guessing about what was in his mind but perhaps the OP thought that because this is the Hardware forum possibly someone here might know where he could obtain a replacement touchpad. This scenario seem plausible to me.

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Plug in the external mouse and it is likely to work. No "Install the "drivers"" or anything, it "just works". This is linux.
IMO that part of your post was cryptic but I get it now.

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Your link ( http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8172357AAp4IRw) contributes nothing constructive.

So, how is your post supposed to be helpful, to anyone at all, the OP included?
My link contained good advice from someone who is in a position to know the efficacy of attempting the repair that the OP is considering so let’s let the OP determine the merits of it.

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Old 05-25-2009, 06:03 PM   #6
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I probably should have clarified. I actually was looking for the part. It's like $150 from Best Buy or HP so I was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere else that had them for cheaper. Maybe somewhere online that I couldn't find through just Google. I have no problem actually replacing it myself. But it's now randomly working again. So I don't think I'll need to replace it anymore.
But thanks anyway guys!
~ Krystal
 
Old 06-03-2009, 10:01 AM   #7
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I probably should have clarified. I actually was looking for the part. It's like $150 from Best Buy or HP so I was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere else that had them for cheaper. Maybe somewhere online that I couldn't find through just Google. I have no problem actually replacing it myself. But it's now randomly working again. So I don't think I'll need to replace it anymore.
But thanks anyway guys!
~ Krystal
If in future you decide you’ll need that part then I recommend you search for it by part number rather than name at one of the following price search engines:

Froogle.com
BizRate.com
ResellerRatings.com
MySimon.com
DealTime.com
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:43 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by kiwikiki View Post
I probably should have clarified. I actually was looking for the part. It's like $150 from Best Buy or HP so I was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere else that had them for cheaper. Maybe somewhere online that I couldn't find through just Google. I have no problem actually replacing it myself. But it's now randomly working again. So I don't think I'll need to replace it anymore.
But thanks anyway guys!
~ Krystal
Yikes..

For Dell you would replace the palmrest which includes the touchpad assembly. On average they run $25.00-40.00
What was HP trying to sell you, plastics for the entire laptop body ?

a refurbished touchpad assembly for the DV2400 series is around $45.00 but you didn't include the series or actual part number so I can only speculate that I am looking at the correct part.

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/H...ellaneous.aspx
 
  


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