Acer Aspire One Trackpad Problem

This is an unusual entry for my blog but I want to put this out there as a service to other Acer Aspire owners.  Some searching around the web shows me I’m not the only one having this problem, but I wasn’t able to find the solution on the web.

I have an Acer Aspire One series Model ZG5 netbook with the Linpus OS. A couple of days ago I ran the Live Update to get the latest patches.  After I rebooted my trackpad no longer worked.  I put Ubuntu on a USB stick and booted it, but the trackpad didn’t work there either.  Very frustrating.

As it turns out, the fix is quite simple.  Press Function-F7 and you should see a hand pop up on the screen.  Fixed!

17 thoughts on “Acer Aspire One Trackpad Problem”

  1. Thanks very much! I’d been fumbling (unsuccessfully) with this problem for at least an hour before I came across your comment. Problem solved.

  2. Thanks! Worthwhile post, helped me avoid a return. I tried the to boot to ubuntu also and so was worried that it was a hardware problem.

  3. Your simple solution Fn+F7 eluded me for weeks…many thanks…this still applies for this Acer Aspire One D260

  4. OMG. Thanks. This is exactly what I needed to fix my mom’s netbook. Another reason to postone the iPad purchase. 🙂

  5. Hi Brian, you unusual blog saved a me a bundle of money as I was seriously thinking of replacing the PC (from my experiences out of warranty laptops repair is always a murder). Thanks again

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