Touch-pad physical click not working

Hi Folks,

I just received the DIY version of the laptop, set it up, and the physical click doesn’t seem to work. Soft-touch clicks work (single taps), but if I press down for a physical click, nothing. I’ve re-seated all the wiring/cables going to the touch-pad, but no physical clicks register.

I’m running Debian, but I don’t think this is a software/OS issue.

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Demetri

Here are a few threads about trackpad issues. You might find your answer in one of these -

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I have this issue as well.

It was working fine but then it stopped working at some point.
Happens on both Linux and Windows, seems to be a hardware issue.
Their suggested fix (pushing down hard) seems to have worked sometimes for left click, but not right click. Also, it doesn’t work for left click always.

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It was working fine but then it stopped working at some point.
Happens on both Linux and Windows, seems to be a hardware issue.
Their suggested fix (pushing down hard) seems to have worked sometimes for left click, but not right click. Also, it doesn’t work for left click always.

My laptop is behaving the exact same way, the left click was working fine before and now more recently it only works if I push incredibly hard. Is there a known way to fix this?

I am on Windows 10, not sure if this is a hardware or a software thing. But I’m guessing it’s hardware.

It’s hardware. My trackpad click/press has now stopped working in both Windows 10 and PopOS. Will have to ask support to send a replacement I guess.

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Update: I was able to get the physical click on the trackpad working again. I just pressed hard on the right side, and the middle again, and on the right side again. And this seems to have had an effect, because the physical click is now working everywhere on the pad. I’m guessing something was stuck under there.

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yeah oddly enough it started working again for me just now.

i think it has something to do with how i pick it up. i picked it up with one hand on the right side with the laptop opened up and i felt a mouse like click. after that it started working again.

i’d love to understand what’s going on better in case it happens again in the future.

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Running into the same problem myself. It’s really unfortunate.

The hard presses mentioned above helped, but the touch pad still intermittently shorts out.

@Demiurge You may try to re-align the touch pad. You may follow this guide.

Link: Touchpad Rubbing Fix Guide - Framework Guides

My right click is not working. Is it Brents idea that i should do?

It turned out that the cable was not correctly inserted in the motherboard.

Now it’s working fine.

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I’m not sure if this is the exact same issue as other have been having here, but I’ve been having some problems with the touch pad lately. For some time now, two finger scrolling with just stop working. A simple reboot always fixes it but it’d be nice to know what’s causing it and find a permanent solution. Most recently I’ve been having intermittent issues with physical single click, double click and right click lagging terribly. Any idea of what could be causing these issues?

Having a similar issue myself. Ubuntu Budgie 22.04. Trackpad works fine for scrolling, gestures, and tap-to-click (both left and right click). Physical left click seems to work fine, but physical right click does not. I’ve disabled PS/2 mode in BIOS, and tried the suggested firm presses. Everything works fine in Windows, just not in Linux. Strangely, if I turn off tap-to-click in settings, physical right click works. But I really like tap-to-click, so I don’t want to do that. Seems odd that it all works except physical right click.