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How to enable the Touchpad on an Acer V3-500 Series

Description: This article describes how to enable the touchpad on an Acer V3-571G netbooks including V3-531, V3-531G, V3-551, V3-551G, and the V3-571 netbooks.

  1. When notebook computers go to sleep, hibernate or an update occurs for windows, it can keep the touchpad from working.
  2. On the keyboard, the keys that are used to enable or disable the touchpad is the FN + F7.
  3. Hold down the FN key and then tap the F7 key which has this symbol.
    Touchpad Graphic
  4. This is a toggle switch that turns on and off the touchpad. Turning off the touchpad is useful for when you are typing and wish to keep the cursor from moving from one location to another causing words to be typed in the wrong location.