Each laptop comes with a touchpad. It is also called trackpad or mouse touchpad. When we don’t have a mouse, we can use this touchpad. Many users have experienced the problem that the laptop touchpad is not working. What should I do? Below, I will explain how to fix your laptop touchpad not working.
4 Ways Fix Your Laptop Touchpad Not Working
You don’t need to try all the steps, just step by step and try these methods to guide your touchpad to work properly.
1. Restart your laptop
If this happens suddenly in the process of using the laptop, we can deal with it this way. First, we try to restart the computer, because some programs run incorrectly, and memory runs incorrectly, which will also cause the touchpad not to work. If the problem still exists after restarting the laptop, please continue with the next method.
2. Enable touchpad in settings
Sometimes you update the windows or install the software. If you find that the touchpad is not working, then you need to enable the touchpad in the mouse setting.
1. In Windows 10, please click Search box> type Control Panel> click the Control Panel in the search result on the right, go to Hardware and Sound > Mouse (Under Devices and Printers).
2. In the Mouse Properties window, click the touchpad tab (usually named by touchpad manufacturer: Synaptics, ELAN, Touchpad, etc.), it is at the right tab next to the Hardware tab.
3. Click on that touchpad to select it, and then click the Enable Device button.
4. click Apply and then click OK
3. Update your touchpad driver
If you try the above two methods, but your laptop touchpad still not work, then please uninstall the touchpad driver and download the suitable touchpad driver for your laptop from the official website.
To uninstall the touchpad driver. Please click “search“> type Device Manager> Expand the Mice and other pointing devices category, right-click on your touchpad device, and select Uninstall Driver
4. Replace the touchpad module
If you still haven’t solved the touchpad not working problem, then it’s probably a problem with your touchpad module. You need to replace a touchpad module. You can buy a new touchpad from an online laptop parts store to replace your old one, or take your laptop to a repair shop to find a professional technician, and ask them to replace a new touchpad for you.
To replace the touchpad module, you need to remove the bottom cover first, and then remove the battery. Usually, under the battery you can access the touchpad module, disconnect the touchpad cable from the motherboard, and remove the screws that secure the touchpad, you can remove the touchpad module.
Usually, the above four methods should solve most of the problems of laptop touchpad not working. If you have experienced some special situations, please leave a message to us in the comments section, I will assist you in repairing your touchpad issues.