- Gateway E-475M G
- Windows 7 Professional SP1
- Synaptics TouchPad 126.96.36.199
- Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery 6.1.7600.16385
It seems that when my battery stops working correctly, my touchpad will also act erratically.
Specifically, the computer will charge for a few seconds, then stop charging for another few seconds. This will continue for some time. But if I close the lid, the charging LED will stay lit. As for the touchpad, it'll click or highlight things at random when I can get it to move.
As a test, I stopped charging my computer. Now it seems my touchpad is working fine.
I've tried to reinstall both the battery and touchpad drivers. I've also started the computer in safe mode, but that didn't help either.
I've now tried booting my computer with an Ubuntu live cd, and the charging problem persists. So, it now seems my computer can only charge continuously as long as it's turned off or sleeping.