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My touchscreen is not longer working on cf30, At a certain

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Hi, my touchscreen is not longer working on cf30
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Laptop Technician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: At a certain point, my touchscreen did not respond anymore. I tried to reinstall the drivers, but no go.
JA: Is there anything else the Laptop Technician should be aware of?
Customer: exact model number is:
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Laptop
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
model number is:
CF-30CTQAFBE.
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is*****'m sorry to hear your laptop is giving you issues but I'll be happy to assist.

Does the screen give any feedback to your touch at all?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it works as a regular screen. but it's suposed to be a touch screen. it worked before
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

If you touch it now does it do anything at all (i.e. move the cursor, select buttons, etc.)?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
nope
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Ok, thank you. What operating system do you have installed?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
win7pro
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Thank you. The next step is to check the device manager. You can do this by right-clicking on "Computer" and selecting Properties, then select Device Manager in the top left corner.

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Once you access Device Manager, do you see any items with a yellow question mark or a red exclamation point?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
done
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Do you see any items with a yellow question mark or a red exclamation point?

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

They should be immediately visible if they are there.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
nope, nothing
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Ok, that's good. Has there been any major changes to your computer such as changing the operating system?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
nope, only opdates. as far as I can remember
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Ok, thanks. So what we want to do is completely remove the touchscreen driver before installing it again. To do this, while still in Device Manager and under the "HID-Human Interface Device" category you should see a "touch screen driver" or "touch screen device". Do you see anything of that nature?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
seen it
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Please right-click on it and select "uninstall".

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Once done, highlight the top-most selection (your computer name) and then click on the button up top titled "Scan for hardware changes".

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

The computer should automatically recognize the touchscreen and reinstall it for you.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
removed them (2 items) scanning done, doesn't reinstall
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ooops too soon. got orange exclamation mark on 1 item (HID device)
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
usb-input device has installed
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
searching for driver
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
pc asking to restart
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
how do I reconnect with you after restart?
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Excellent. A restart will be necessary. I suggest adding this page to your favorites by pressing CTRL + D.

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

The chat will still be saved and will remain open.

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

You should also have a link in your email inbox.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok, see you in a bit
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
back
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Ok, great. Is the touchscreen working now?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Ok. Let's see if it will allow you to calibrate it. Have you tried that yet?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
does a program exist to test the integrity of the hardware?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok, let's try calibration
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

The utility should be located under the Start menu. I don't have a Toughbook in front of me so I'm no sure what it is listed under but it should be under Start and then one of the other sub-folders.

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Probably under a folder titled Fujitsu or Panasonic.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
drivers seem to be for xp
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Additionally, if you would prefer, we can do a remote session and I can troubleshoot it personally if chat is not your preference. We can use a different tool that is free and will not be an extra cost.

Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Did you have XP on this laptop at one point?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I didn't
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
maybe former owner
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Ok. Were you able to locate the calibration utility?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
in installation folder.
If you can, you may connect to my pc. ave to warn you, internet connection is poor here :)
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

As long as you're not on a 56K dial-up modem, it shouldn't be an issue. You're not on a 56K modem, are you??

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
hahaha nope
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Ok, good! I use a reputable remote application called Team Viewer. If you could please go to http://connect.teamviewer.com/v11 and you will be prompted to download and install a small applet. Once done, please open Team Viewer and post you ID and Password ***** this chat.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i know it. is installing
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
id: 282 705 809
pass: 5690
Expert:  Breland replied 9 months ago.

Thank you. I will connect now.

Expert:  michelleclive replied 9 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be the expert working with you today to help and resolve the problem you have posted.

Breland seems to have opened the question other experts to answer further.

Let me know the make and model of the laptop you are having problem with touch screen.