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Q: Lenovo Flex Keyboard Not Working

Hi all. So 2 days ago I was using the laptop for some course work, I then went asleep for maybe 2 hours and when I woke up I was unable to use the touchpad or kyboard. Now I had this issue before but it seemed to fix itself after a day or two. So far I have reset the computer while keeping all my own files, updated, deleted, reinstalled the drivers multiple times, removed the keypad to ensure the ribbon wasn't loose etc etc. I have since been able to get the touchpad to work by messing with the drivers but the keyboard remains the same. I oticed I am able to use it when either the laptop is held at an angle or if the screen if opened up almost flat. I'm guessing this is a driver issue but I can't for the life of me figure out how to resolve this. The laptop is a few years old so no warranty. I've done a lot of reading online about this issue and it seems many people have had the same problem but no posts gave me any real solution. Any help is very much appreciated. I relly don't know what to do now.

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My laptop keyboard (Flex 14-Ideapad) not working. When I use wireless keyboard it works in a bizarre way. 
I have tried following :
1) Removed the battery & unplugged laptop. Pressed power button for more than 30 s.
2) Onscreen keyboard working in same bizarre way like wireless keyboard.
3) From Control Panel, selected Ease of Access Centre, than selected Ease of keyboard use & unchecked all check boxes.
4) From login of laptop, selected Ease of access centre & unchecked use of laptop keyboard.
 
All the above things are not working.
Kindly advise.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I spilled water on my laptop a few days ago. My screen was fine at first, but then (I assume) water got into some part of the hardware. Now the display is barely visible. I think it could be the inverter board that was affected, but I want to know how to fix it/what part(s) I need.In addition, my keyboard doesn't work. The touchscreen keyboard doesn't work either. I can tap on the keys, but nothing shows up. What is affected so that I can't even use the touchscreen keyboard? Any advice would be much appreciated.













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A:Lenovo Flex 14-- screen dim, keyboard not working

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Water spilled into a laptop can cause a variety of problems as well as short  circuits.  It would be difficult to pin point exactly where your problems lie.  I suspect though that laptop isn't thoroughly dried out yet which maybe part of the problem.  I would suggest you open it up and let it continue to dry out, before proceeding further.  For your reference here is a link to your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual.......
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_flex14flex15_hmm.pdf

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Dear experts,My keyboard has completely stopped working and cannot activate it with any Fn key... what should I do? how can I fix this please? Greatly appreciate your urgent help!

A:Lenovo Flex 2-14 keyboard not working / URGENT HELP PLEASE

Hi,
I do have this symbol on my space bar, but still my keyboard is not working and cannot activate it. Can you please help me with a solution? Thanks.
 
Mod's Edit: Merged this post with existing thread on keyboard issue.
 

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As you can see there are multiple problems that have come up in this notebook. I recently reinstalled windows 10 to solve some other problems. The installation went perfect and afterward everything seemed to work fine. When my wife turned it on the blue BIOS screen came on (as it did before the installation) and I was unable to use the touchpad, mouse or arrow keys to move the selection. I rebooted and it started up fine only the keyboard did not work. I had to use the onscreen keyboard to log in. Once inside, sometimes the keyboard works and sometimes it doesn't. I've tried using the f6 to toggle the touchpad on but it didn't work. The keyboard is touch and go and now the blue screen BIOS sometimes comes up when the computer is started. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I've searched for solutions and haven't been able to find anything that works to solve these problems. I've uninstalled the drivers and rebooted for a fresh re-install of the drivers but that only temporarily fixes the problem. Thank you.

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The problem started two days ago as they were hanging a little but worked by time. yesterday none of them were working then I googled the problem and found it is common in many devices so I thought it is a software issue. This morning, they were working perfectly and after coming home, none of them works.I tried many solution as disabling filterkeys, uninstalling the keyboard from device device manager and updating windows, however none of them works. sometimes it worked after changing the language from language bar. it is totally annoyning for meThanks god touch screen is working that i write this post. any suggestions?!

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Hi, I have a Lenovo flex 14 laptop from German, so it has a qwertz configuration, but when I try to type @ with Altgr + Q it just won't show up. How to fix this problem ?

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please help me to resolve the issue with my flex2 keyboard.

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Hi, there I have my new flex 2 - 14 for 2 days but can't figure out how to turn on keyboard backlight."Fn" + "Space" is not working for me.My model is Lenovo Flex 2 - 14 [59422561] (Can't find tech spec for my model =( ) Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo Flex 2 - 14 - Turn On Keyboard Backlight

I would like to know this too as I have just bought one to find out that only SOME models have the backlit keyboard but no-one is able to tell me which model actually has the backlit keyboard.

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Hi, I changed my notebook's HDD for a SSD since the old one crashed. The Windows 10 install went fine, everything works, but the keyboard is recognized as a regular keyboard. As a result, the control/function keys are not recognized properly. Volume control works, brightness works, but plane mode (F7) and mic mute (f4) don't. It is not a big deal, but since everything else works, I would love to be able to set that up correctly. Am I missing something? I downloaded everything I could find in the Lenovo Support Page. Thank you

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Right now I have a problem with the w key on my laptop key board.  For all the other keys it registers a press when you feel the key give way.  However for my w key you do not have to press it, only rest you finger lightly on it and it will register a keystroke.  This is a problem for me because I rest my finger on W S and E all at the same time which leads to a lot of random w's throughout my typing.  Let me know if there is anything I can do other than replace my keyboard.

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Hi,My keyboard no longer works on my Lenovo Flex and I have no idea why or how to stop it. I can plug in a different keyboard and it will  work. I cannot figure out what is going on. Help.Thanks.

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I have Lenovo Flex 4 15 inch laptop and the letter "C" key has fallen out of the keyboard.  How to replace? where to order replancement key?

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Keyboard is turning on and off when in normal laptop mode. the switching on and off is as though laptop is switching to tablet mode/ being turned. I think it may be loose keyboard wires. This started recently and can't relate to any software change or incident to system. Keyboard works fine when raising the laptop with a thumb while on table or plain surface.See the video I uploaded of the issue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbdehSyYGpg 

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I recently purchased this laptop and did not spend any time playing on the keyboard prior to the purchase.  I am now regretting this purchase as I cannot understand nor adapt to the right shift key not being in the standard location. Why would Lenovo design a keyboard that would not be conducive to touch typing? I cannot seem to change my 45 years of touch typing experience to accomadate this major change.  It makes no sense.  Is anyone else having this issue and what if anything can be done about it?  

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the Airplane button on the keyboard has not been working since update to windows 10 and the energy manager software which came in win 8.1 version 1.5.0.20 is unable to gauge reset ( calibrate the battery). i recently noticed lenovo released energy manager and airplane mode fix for other laptops http://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds103640 like flex 3, should i install this update will this solve the problem. Battery is in dire need of calibration. 

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Dear Sirs, first of all I am from Bucharest, Romania, EU.When I launch the "On Screen Keyboard" meaning the touch keyboard from the screen/display on my Lenovo Flex 2-14, from the icon (keyboard sign) situated on the bottom right of the screen, first any letter I touch, instantly the "On Screen Keyboard" became frozen - NO commands and TO close it is not working - it remains on the screen - the entire botom half of the screen.I tried to close it from the Windows Task Manager but... I do not know the name of the running process for the "On Screen Keyboard".It seems al my drivers are up to date. Every time hapened, the only solution I found was to RESTART the notebook.Can one of you or form the Lenovo specialists to help me, please?Please see the enclosed picture. Thanks a lot for your kind attention. Best regards.


























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Hello, My parents have owned a Lenovo laptop for a couple of years now. However, recently this issue showed up and I wondered whether there is a chance there is a solution to this problem which I could try myself, since the laptop its warranty already expired. If I recall correctly, the model of the laptop is the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2, running Windows 10. So here is the issue; the laptop has issues turning on. Oddly enough, it is not a very consistent issue. Eventually, the laptop does turn on. The problem is that this sometimes takes hours, other times the laptop appears to be able to boot instantly as it normally would. I have no idea what affects this. When pressing the power button, the keyboard backlight starts flashing. It does this until the laptop completely boots, and as I said, the amount of time this takes varies. I already tried looking for solutions on different forums, but they usually concern the issue where the keyboard backlight flashed and the laptop simply will not boot at all, which is not the case here, as it eventually does but often it takes a while.Other solutions suggested a certain amount of flashes meant a certain issue or failure. Problem here is that the amount of flashes seem to be random, so it is not as if it just keeps looping a certain amount of flashes as it varies. This leaves me puzzled as to what could be the culprit. I am not sure what to do, especially since I have not owned a Windows-based machine in a whi... Read more

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I have a LeNovo Flex 3 1480 [80R3] for about a year with zero problems. The only modded thing is a Sandisk 480gb SSD drive, with a Windows 10 installation from scratch, installed in the very first day I bought this machine. I was running Windows 10 version 1607 normally, and really enjoying this machine, but since last week when I was booting up, the machine freezed at bootscreen (the one with the lenovo logo) and then restarted showing the message "Preparing Automatic Repair" that took almost a whole day to pass. The repair never happened and I had to use the option to reset windows maintaining my personal files. After this everytime I boot up, windows 10 take up to 10 minutes to boot, and my keyboard and touchpad won't work, leaving me with only the touchscreen option. I've been through a lot of different solutions attempts:- Upgraded BIOS to the latest version (Lenovo colored logo at bootscreen)- Uninstalled KB and Touchpad drivers manually and reinstalled with Lenovo provided drivers, and also repeated the procedure with Windows Update drivers.- Disabled the fast startup option- Done the 15s procedure with the power button- Deattached the battery plug for some minutes and reattached- Checked (unplug and replug) both KB and Touchpad flatwires- Reinstalled the latest Windows 10 version 1703 from scratch None of the solution mentioned above worked for me. KB works perfectly in BIOS, and even when booting up I can change de backlight settings usi... Read more

A:LeNovo Flex 3 1480 - Keyboard and touchpad issue after Windows 10 boot up

Adding some info after some new research.Will try other 2 slightly different options:1) 15s power button trick with battery and charger unplugged2) Installation of LeNovo provided Intel ME drivers, read some info that it might interfere at the keyboard and mice functionality. Actually I'm running Windows chipset provided drivers.But still in doubt, which available driver should I install? There are 2 available.1) Intel ME Driver 63.6 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.0.0.1176 - Release 30/8/20162) Intel Management Engine Interface Driver 81.5 MB Windows 10 (64-bit) 11.6.0.1015 - Release 29/11/20163) Both drivers, in release date/version ascending order.

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I tried checking out the flex 4 fix, but the link to the driver doesn't work. I keep putting it in tablet mode to draw and use, but the dang thing doesn't turn off. Which can be very annoying when you're drawing with it in your lap and it keeps hitting random keys. Can someone tell me which of the stupid bloatware needs to be kept and uninstalled for this thing?

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some of the keys on my keyboard stopped working when i upgraded to windows 10. i have restored windows 8.1, thinking that would solve is, but it hasnt. i have held the power button down to restart it, but that didnt work. i then uninstalled the driver and rebooted, which also didnt work. i cant find a way to contact lenovo directly either. i also cant find the keyboard driver on the lenovo website to install. can someone please help?

A:flex 2 14 keyboard not working, some keys

Hi there, Saique ?
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 

Shut down your laptop
Connect charger
Press the power button for 15 secs.
Then start your laptop normally.

Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,         
 
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very frustrating issue just started very recently - have a refurb flex 2-15 laptop that is two years oldafter booting up i can login only with main keyboard, 10 digit numeric does not work at all, num l˘ck is ltafter logging in, i have no access to the keyboard whatsoever. i have run diag, virus scan, lenovo ˙pdates and ?indows (8.1) updates.i am thinking its a driver issue, but maybe not. what could it possibly be?hopeful that someone has had this issue and resolved it. thanks,looking forward to a solutiondavid

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Hi Team,I have Lenovo Flex 2 14, which is not working touch screen. I have try all mathoed but unable to fixed it.1)  HID- compliant touchscreen is not present in device manager2) Not found USB Touchscreen Controller (A111) Really disapointed about this  Kindly share the proper solution to fix it. where i found driver .exe file for install the same. I'm on now Windows 10. thanks Birbrata  


























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I just got a new laptop last week, and i got the pen, but i am having issues with the sensitivity. I don't know if i accidently un-installed a driver for the pen, but all i have is the wacom pen desktop app for it. I've tried it in Paint 3D and the sketchpad, and still no sensitivity. I am trying to also work with Paint tool SAI, and it is not working for that either. I've tried everything to fix this, and i just can not. The pen works by itself, but i need sensitivity for me to work with my artwork properly. Please Help!

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I've had this computer for a couple months now and recently, my touchscreen has been on and off--sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't-- and I have no idea why. The touchscreen function just randomly stops working. I've tried searching for solutions, but to none avail. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Does anyone have a solution?

A:Lenovo Flex 3 14'' Touchscreen Not Working?

Hi Gvee,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We are sorry to hear that touchscreen is not working in your Lenovo Flex 3.
 
Please do confirm which operating system is running on your laptop.
 
Best Regards,
Poojitha.
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Yeah, so, as you can see fro the title, my laptop is having some issues xDWhat I can tell y'all is it's not that stuff was out of date because I made sure everything was up to date. Then I read on here that to fix the keyboard issue, I could factory reset it. But that didn't work (Note: I haven't updated anything after the reset). Frankly, I don't know what to do. I'm jsut glad it's a touchscreen so I can do some stuff.As far as the wifi thing goes, it doesn't search for wifi. Even when I tell it too, it just turns it off. Product Info (after reset):Edition: Windows 10 HomeVersion: 1607OS Build: 14393.0Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA093S/N: R90HSW77Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50 GHz  2.59 GHzSystem Type: 64-bitPen and Touch: Touch support with 10 touch points Please keep in mind I can not use anything except the touch screen and on screen keyboard.Thanks in advanced. Edit: I forgot to mention that the battery icon is now always showing full and charging (though my battery saver still kicks on), and the pc will not hibernate by closing the lid.

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hi everyone. please forgive if this is an ignorant question... seemingly out of nowhere my keyboard and mouse/touchpad stopped working. seems a couple keys work..like airplane key for example. i saw another person post about this but saw no response. anynhelp greatly appreciated. this touchscreen is killing me! thanks!











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A:flex 15 keyboard and touchpad suddenly not working...

Are you in Kiosk/Flex mode?

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Please tell me what caused the following keys of my keyboard not working:1st row:  9, 0, -2nd row:  O, P, ( 3rd row: L, ;, '4th row:  ., /These keys are next to each other and appear in the same column.Please tell me how to solve this ptoblem, thanks!

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Hi, I'm using a Flex 3 -1470 and whenever I press a key on the keyboard the touchpad becomes disabled. I've tried googling a solution and have the latest drivers from the Lenovo website but nothing seems to work. I've also tried editing the ALPS touchpad registry fix but it didn't work. Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.

A:Flex 3 -1470 Touchpad and keyboard not working at ...

great support for a recurring issue...

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The touchscreen on my ideapad flex 14 laptop is not working. I've tried uninstalling the driver in device manager and then restarting my computer. I've also checked that all drivers are up to date. I'm on wondows 10 and I think it has worked since the upgrade (though I'm not 100% sure). Any ideas?

A:Lenovo Ideapad flex 14 touchscreen not working

Welcome to the Forums Bevvy! 
 
Press Windows+X.
- Select Device Manager.
- Find the Touchscreen driver under Mice and Other Pointing Devices>USB Touchscreen Controller(A111).  You're going to uninstall this and check the box that says "Delete the driver software for this device".  Don't worry, it won't blow up your computer.
- Restart your computer.
- Re-open the Device Manager, and confirm that the Touchscreen is now listed under Human Interface Devices.
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
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Hi,  I'm having issue with my laptop flex 2-14. my webcam is not working, it says that the camera it used by other program.i already updated the driver, i also uninstall and reinstall the driver. nothing happens. i also tried to turn on the privacy settings for the webcam, still not working!!! i cant use my skype Windows 8 Could you please check what would be the issue?THANKS

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Hi everyone, The touchscreen of my idepad flex 14 stopped to work suddenly. I have upgraded to Windows 10 recently and  didn't have any problem but now the defect came up. I have checked the device manager and the HID compliant touch screen driver is there (Version from 2006) and seems to be ok. I have tried to upgrade the driver but Windows says that is the latest version. Is there a driver from Lenovo for the touchscreen device? I really would appreciate any help. Thanks,Mike   

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Installed Windows 10 on it, and it didn't fix it, reset to Windows 8, no fix, upgraded to 8.1 and still no fix, all updates and drivers installed, tried the device manager thing, yet still no touchscreen response. It doesn't even show up in device manager. Also, now the display, doesn't cover the whole screen, there are black bars all around the edges. 

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My sound on my Lenovo Flex-2 15 has not been working at all lately, despite the fact that I have downloaded both sound drivers. I have Windows 10, which I installed shortly after getting my laptopn refurbished in September 2015. (It came with 8.1.) Please let me know of any solutions that you have found to work. Thanks,Jeff

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I have a year old Lenovo Ideapad Flex 4-1470 laptop.  The computer works perfectly, however the touch screen does not work all the time.  Some of the keys on the keyboard won't work, some areas of the screen do not register my finger everytime, etc.  I took it to the place of purchase (Office Max) and they ran a diagnostic check that came up perfect... the computer is working like it should.  I have a warranty on the computer for 3 years trough SquareTrade.  I don't use the touch screen really at all (only use it because it's there), but I'm annoyed that it doesn't work correctly because it's only a year old.  Any suggestions on a fix?  I can't find a calibration reset for the touch screen or any kind of up system reboot.  Any help will be appreciated.

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Hello, i am using an hdmi to hdmi cable to try to connect to a Benq projector. i use the same cable from my tv box to the projector with no problem but when i use the lenovo flex 5 15 it will not recognize it. I can use an older computer to the benq with the blue PC connector and it works also, am i missing something or is my hdmi not working properly?thanks

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the lights just randomly turn on (i tried pressing Fn + space and from the lenovo settings) like one day off and then suddenly they turn on. but then when i turn them off again or flip the computer 360 degress they just remain off (can't turn them on)help please

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I recently updated to the Windwos 10 Fall Creators update (Build 1709, 16299.125), and as soon as I updated, the graphics driver failed and switched to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I tried updating and rolling back the driver without success. My driver right now is at the latest version (10.18.10.4358). I already tried fixing this issue with Microsoft support but they couldn't find any solutions. Microsoft Support Link: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/intel-hd-graphics-not-working-... 

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The issue has already solved, just writing for thos who might have the same issue. One day when I turned the notebook on, the keyboard and touchpad did not work. Restarting ddi not help.The only thing I put my attention that time was the battery is almost discharged, so I turned the notebook off, closed the lid, and plugged it in. The next day I turned it on, and everything was working.  Another idea on why it happened: when the notebook lid opens and closes, it might switch to tablet mode, so that the keyboad and touchpad are off.

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Hello all, I just purchased a Flex 5 1470 80XA for simple drawing purposes for a project my company is working on and the HID Compliant Touch Screen driver is not on the machine.  I am currently on the latest Windows 10 and BIOS builds. Now, I have scoured the forums and the internet at large and I can't find a consistent answer on why this is the case or how to fix it. I have attempted every solution that I have located with no luck. Anyone nave a solution?

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I noticed my touch screen stopped working yesterday May 14, 2018. I have looked under Human Interface Devices and the HID-Compliant touch screen Properties window says "The device is working properly." I have also tried to update the driver, but the system says there are no updates available and that the only driver in existence is the original (June 21, 2006). I have also tried disabling and enabling the device and several restarts with no luck. Any advice?

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Updated to new BIOS, have Conservation Mode turned on in Vantage app but it is not going into Conservation mode.  Battery remains at 99-100% all the time.  Any ideas on how to resolve this.

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Nothing different happened between turning off the computer & turning it on to keep working & yet all of a sudden the touchscreen doesn't work?? It's almost as if it was turned off? Is that a setting that can be turned off or does this need to be fixed or something?  So annoying!! 

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