Fix Gateway NV Series Touch Volume Control

I currently use a Gateway NV53 notebook. I purchased it back in February this year, 2010. The whole time I’ve had it I noticed that the mute touch key was always lit, even when it wasn’t on mute. Also, when adjusting the volume, no pop-up volume bar would show. Some of the other touch keys were also unresponsive. I never sought to find a fix until recently. Doing some research, I found that others have had the same problem with different NV notebooks.

Gateway NV Touch Keys

The fix is simple and takes less than ten minutes to complete.

  1. First, click the “Start” or Windows button then click on “All Programs”.
  2. Scroll to the “Gateway” folder and run the “Gateway Recovery Management“.
  3. Click “Restore” on the top left.
  4. Then click “Reinstall Drivers or Applications” on the bottom; select “Contents”.
  5. Scroll down to “Launch Manager” or “Launch Management” and click the install icon located on the right.
  6. After the installation is complete, restart your computer and the touch keys should now work properly.

Volume Touch Key Fix

I had to wait until my computer fully loads until the touch keys start functioning. I hope this helps you solve the problem.

6 Responses to Fix Gateway NV Series Touch Volume Control

  1. Build Email List October 22, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    Hi D3so,

    I find your post helpful even though I don't use that notebook myself. If I come across somebody that does I can point them to your blog.

    It's funny how small problems can exhaust us because finding a solution takes so much time.

    I had a hard time with making Windows 7 work on my Mac and it was really frustrating to figure out what to do.

    Once you find the solution it seems very easy to proceed.

  2. d3so October 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    I can't wait till I get a mac. I love the speed and it's even better now that it supports windows.

  3. Ari Lestariono October 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Looks awesome notebook, does that can do the design web, graphic job as well??

  4. d3so October 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Yes. It has 4gb of memory and 500gb of space and it only cost me about $500. A pretty good deal. I do want to buy a MacBook though.

  5. Blackhart23 March 29, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Thanks for the help, my touch screen was driving me nuts.

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