Sony Vaio Laptop keypad and touchpad failure

By Mimi2three
Dec 26, 2007
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  1. I JUST bought a second hand sony vaio pcg-grs150. The former owner told me the touch pad fails sometimes, but it worked for me, and I bought it. OOOPS.

    Now the touchpad has totally failed (2 days!) and the keyboard has failed. Sometimes it won't reboot, and I have to take out the battery or let the battery die. I don't know if this is fixable by buying a new keyboard, fixing it with software, or what. I can get online (at least I WILL be able to in an hour) with an external keyboard. I am SO frustrated I could cry. The windows install is new, and it passed genuine advantage (xp home)

    Also, I tried to change resolution, and the desktop got about 40% larger than the screen area, I had to drop the res to fix it. I'm sad over that one too.

    Can this computer become a blessing to me instead of a curse? I hope so, Please let me know if you have any ideas.
    Suzi
    Mimi2three
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, Mimi2three, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, it sounds like a hardware problem, but you could try going to the Sony website and downloading the latest drivers that they have for the touchpad and keyboard, this may solve the problem.

    Sony's aren't always very reliable so if installing the drivers doesn't work, it sounds like it's faulty I'm afraid :( You could use an external mouse and keyboard, but that kind of defeats the object of having a laptop, really.
  3. lamo

    lamo Newcomer, in training Posts: 570

    Mimi2three, the touchpad connects to motherboard thru small and tiny cable. it can be broken. this is typical problem for all grt,grx,grz series. the keyboard also can be broken, or has bad connection to the motherboard. you should check these things.
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