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Month: September 2020

Touch screen suddenly started working.. again.

From: "BorgLabs - Kate Draven" <borglabs4@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 16:08:14 -0400
On Friday 04 September 2020, Michael wrote:
> On Friday 04 September 2020 06:23:55 am BorgLabs - Kate Draven wrote:
> > Ok so, see subject.
> > I'm guessing there might be a hotkey control but I haven't been able to
> > find anything on the web about it. Just the one to shut off the touchpad.
> >
> > Maybe someone else might have better luck searching for a clue.
> >
> > It was working, and very well I might add but it stopped.
> >
> > I did reboot so I'm going to check the startups see if anything of
> > interest shows up there.
> Hi Kate,
> Seriousl long shot, and I'm sure you've tried it already, but..?..
> > Just the one to shut off the touchpad.
> Try that to turn it back on?
> It seems somewhat reasonable the touch screen would be turned 'off' after a
> boot (reduces inadvertant 'stuff').  So...
> The only other thing I can think of is hardware issue.  So, possibly the
> button is 'sticky?'  So do a buch of gentle twisty, pokiey, flexy actions
> to the touchpad while pushing that button?
> Best,
> Michael
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Ok sooo Ali, Michael, humans, AIs and others.

The touchscreen is working again.

I booted up and did the tappy, giggling thing with the buttons so many times 
but nothing happened. This time, something happened. Not sure what.

Going to keep rebooting and see when it fails.

Clearly there are either laptop germlins, or MIB involved.
I will entertain any other theories.