I'm a Tech, and have been doing repairs for over ten years; This is just a strange one, on my personal laptop. I wanted to get some opinions from others.
My left click intermittently stops working about once per day. I can still use the track pad, and right click but left click stops (along with tapping).
This does not happen with a particular program, this happens at random times. It leaves nothing in the event log, no crash reports. I've reloaded the OS once and problem remained on 'clean' 7 install, also happens in safe mode. I've upgraded and downgraded synaptics drivers. I've tried disabling and enabling all mouse features.
This is a huge pain because I can not just recreate the problem, I have to continue using the laptop until it happens (which can be 6-8 hours).
I was wondering if anyone has seen a similar issue? I'm guessing it's hardware related.
Another note, after it stops working, I can use the keyboard to get into the mouse options, device settings, and reset device (then it starts working).
Yes I have the exact same problem on a DV7-7104ea. The left click stops working at random intervals, sometime several times a day, sometimes not for a week. Sometimes it even stops in the state of the button being depressed, e.g during a drag or scroll operation. It's not the button, its the driver, because double-tap is affected equally.
I have even gone as far as creating a shortcut to the mouse settings in my start menu so I can just hit Start and type "mouse" to get it up, then use tab and arrows to get to the "reset device" button