Touchpad in Sony® VAIO X Series Notebook
What are the common touchpad issues in Sony VAIO X Series Notebook?
A touchpad is basically a pointing device which moves according to the user’s finger point. The cursor moves throughout the screen where the user’s fingers command it to move keeping his fingers on the touchpad. It varies in size and different sizes of touchpad are found in different notebooks.
Touchpad mainly operates in two ways capacitive sensing and conducting sensing. But today the technology is more widespread is capacitance. These kinds of touchpad have typical characteristics like it does not response to the touch of gloved fingers, pencil tips and similar kind of things. Some touch pads have a special feature called “hotspot” which is an indicator of user’s intentions. If you move your finger along the edge of touchpad, it will perform like a scroll wheel and control the scrollbar.
Certain issues which might occur in touchpad of this laptop and its functioning along with tips to resolve them are listed as follows:
- Touchpad being too sensitive
- Reverse behavior of the touchpad
- Lag in the scroll features of the touchpad
- Touchpad not responding
Touchpad being too sensitive
One of the most common problems with the touchpad is that it is too sensitive due to which its presence becomes more of a nuisance than an asset. This problem could be resolved by the user by adjusting the ‘Advanced Feature Settings’ and making the touch pad a little less sensitive.
Reverse behavior of the touchpad
The user of Sony VAIO X Series notebook may sometimes find that the notebook is to be behaving like a reverse touchpad, in the sense that when the notebook is switched on it tends to in the reverse direction. The underlying cause of this is the loose state of the touch pad which can be resolved by refraining from using it while the operating system is being uploaded.
There are times when the scroll features of the touch pad may lag in their functioning. In such a situation the user should switch off the notebook and then switch it on again and observe if there is any difference in the speed of scrolling.
Sometimes the touchpad may simply stop working and rebooting the notebook does not improve the situation as well. In this case the problem is believed to occur due to touch pad drivers which need to be uninstalled and reinstalled or alternatively replaced with an upgraded version.