Having problems with your Gateway PC Laptops ?

Shortage? Whenever I adjust the tilt of the laptop screen, the mouse pad?s tap to click feature becomes inoperable. The mouse pad still lets me move the arrow and click with the right or left mouse keys, I just can't tap-to-click. Along with the mouse pad, the volume controls become affected. The computer would set its volume on 0. Whenever I raise the volume either by the touch-sensitive volume control above the keyboard or by the on-screen toolbar, the computer will automatically decrease the


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There is a ribbon cable between the laptop & the screen. It sounds like you have a short in that cable. If you're not good with tedius electronic repairs, it would be best to have a shop repair it.
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Shortage? Whenever I adjust the tilt of the laptop screen, the mouse pad?s tap to click feature becomes inoperable. The mouse pad still lets me move the arrow and click with the right or left mouse keys, I just can't tap-to-click. Along with the mouse pad, the volume controls become affected. The computer would set its volume on 0. Whenever I raise the volume either by the touch-sensitive volume control above the keyboard or by the on-screen toolbar, the computer will automatically decrease the


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