Is there a way to physically remove touchscreen hardware and just have the monitor work as a normal display?

I have tried looking inside the computer for comments that may be responsible for handling the touchscreen specific components, however I still had no luck.

I have a feeling that maybe the components that I'm looking for are inside the screen enclosure itself...


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    No; there is not – Ramhound Dec 5 '15 at 2:42
  • Thanks for replying Ramhound. Btw, the reason why I was asking is that the touchscreen is physically damaged and I can't control the computer without the touchscreen interfering, especially during a new installation of Windows. – Joshua Stokes Dec 5 '15 at 3:12
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    Just use a mouse and ignore the touchscreen. Nowadays they are integrated into the glass of the screen and there is no way to remove them. – Tom Carpenter Dec 5 '15 at 3:41
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    Hi Tom, the touchscreen is interfering even with the mouse connected. However, I found the cables that are responsible for the touch specific functionality, now I've just got to remove the screen from the bessel. – Joshua Stokes Dec 5 '15 at 6:14
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    what os? why not disable the touchscreen in software? – gogoud Dec 5 '15 at 8:37

I've just removed the touchscreen ribbon cables instead of trying to disable it.

Thanks to everyone who have replied to this post.

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