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Right click on Sony laptop does not function

By gulabg
Jul 28, 2011
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  1. I have a Sony laptop VGN-SZ750N from 2 years ago.
    Last week I noticed that I could not right click on the display or on any icon and get any
    options or properties.

    Please let me know if there is a solution? Can I some how get underneath the touchpad
    and find out what the problem is? Will I need any parts? Can I get the parts?

    Many thanks for the help.

    Best regards,
    Gulab Gidwani
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    Does and external mouse work correctly? Yes you can get parts
     
  3. gulabg

    gulabg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    How would I connect an external mouse? Would it be through a USB port?
    If that works then what? If I unscrew the back part of it, will all the parts fall out?
    Is there an assembly an disassembly manual anywhere?

    Many thanks for your help.

    Best regards,
    Gulab Gidwani
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    The mouse can be a wireless USB or even a PS2 type if your laptop has a round mouse connector. "If I unscrew the back part of it, will all the parts fall out?" Since you asked this question, you better not try taking it apart
     
  5. gulabg

    gulabg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    Yesterday I tried a USB mouse and it worked fine, so obviously it is a hardware problem.
    It may require some cleaning or may be some new part.

    I have opened up many computers before this, but not a laptop.

    Do you think that I should give it a try or take it to some repair shop?

    Best regards,
    Gulab Gidwani
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    You might have to replace the whole top cover that includes the touchpad assembly. The screws are tiny and the plastics are delicate and easily broken. The ribbon cables are delicate too, and their retaining clips break easily. You may be able to find the parts you need on EBay. Be sure to use PayPal when you buy anything on-line
     
  7. gulabg

    gulabg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    I will take it to a service place around here and find out what the estimate is.

    If it is less than $200, I will pay otherwise, I will attempt to do it myself. If I destroy it,
    so what? I have all the backup discs.

    Best regards,
    Gulab Gidwani
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    Well, good luck with this:)
     
  9. gulabg

    gulabg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    I understand from a technician that is a very common problem. He suggested
    that I should remove the back cover and blow the dust out and then try it.

    Is there is any procedure to remove the back cover? I am willing to give it a try.

    Best regards,
    Gulab Gidwani
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    There are no removable back covers on most laptops. Locate the air intake/out flow ports and use a vacuum cleaner to get as much dust out as you can, if any
     
  11. vedmarwani12

    vedmarwani12 TS Rookie

    Check with Sony India

    I read all your concerns and I feel you'll need some on-ground help with this problem. Check with Sony India guys. You can speak to them at 1800-103-7799 or visit them in their service centre.
     
     


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