Rebooting the laptop
DO NOT suspect the model and brand of your laptop. The first tip to fix the problem is to reboot. It doesn’t matter what kind of system you have: Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu or another, perhaps just a one-time error occurred and after the reboot everything will fall into place.
Touchpad by Synaptics
Synaptics’ touchpads are very common on modern laptops nowadays. Your laptop may also have a touchpad from this manufacturer. In this case (if the drivers are installed), the touchpad can be disabled using the control panel.
To do this, go to the Windows control panel and select “Mouse”.
On the Device Settings tab, using the corresponding buttons, you can enable or disable the touch panel.
Also, for Some driver versions, this tab may contain a setting that allows you to disable the touchpad when a USB mouse is connected to a laptop.
How to enable TouchPad (touchpad) on a laptop
The touchpad can sometimes be disabled on laptops for some reason. In some cases, users turn off the touchpad themselves, because. It can interfere with active work with a laptop keyboard.
There are several options for enabling the touchpad. But when using them, you need to consider what brand of laptop you have. The fact is that for different models, different methods of activating the touchpad are used.
Let’s take a look at how you can enable the touchpad on a laptop using several methods.
Enabling touchpad in BIOS
If your touchpad does not work and the previous tips DO NOT help, it may just be disabled in the BIOS settings.
Go to BIOS and find the item “Internal Pointing Device”. The value of this parameter must be “Enable”, ie. Included.
If all of the above recommendations did not help you, perhaps the prerequisite is a physical breakdown of the touch panel or simply disconnected contacts. In this case, there is only one way out. to disassemble the laptop and check all connections. As a last resort, you may even need to replace the touchpad. If you are an inexperienced user, then it is better to entrust this work to professionals.
Installing / reinstalling drivers
Also, a prerequisite for the inoperability of the touchpad may be the absence or incorrect operation of device drivers. This situation may well be if Windows was reinstalled or some kind of failure occurred.
In this case, you need to try to install the touchpad drivers from the disk (if available) or download from the manufacturer’s official website.
Using a keyboard shortcut
Most laptops have a special key combination to enable / disable the touchpad. Only for different brands it will be slightly different.
When using this method, you must simultaneously press two keys on the laptop keyboard: the “Fn” key and one of the function keys in the top row (F1-F12).
This combination is slightly different for different brands and models of laptop computers. For example, for ASUS laptops, you need to use the following combination: Fn F9.
Enabling the touchpad on an ASUS laptop
Here is a list of key combinations for enabling the touchpad for common laptop brands:
- Asus. Fn F9 or Fn F7
- Acer. Fn F7
- Lenovo. Fn F8 and Fn F5
- Dell. Fn F5
- Sony. Fn F1
- Toshiba. Fn F5
- Samsung. Fn F5
This list includes HP brands because on Hewlett-Packard notebooks, the touchpad is activated using a dedicated key dedicated to this function. If there is such a key, then, most likely, to complete this task you need to double-click (or long-press) in the upper left corner of the touch panel (see the video below).
Thank you very much your article helped me
Thank you so much! The reboot helped. Although before that two times just turning off the computer forcibly helped in no way.
Thanks. Happened. I thought I had broken him completely :-). But IT WORKED thanks to your help.
I tried it. It didn’t work, I bought a mouse. Everything WORKED.
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Good evening. Nootbook DELL I can not enable touch control with FN F5 keys
Hello. Try another combination of FnF3 or just F6. details can be found here: https://goo.Gl/aoHCxH
Thanks for the help. Fnf3 and my touch on Dell has earned !!
Scrolling of pages with the touchpad does not work after reinstalling Windows. 8.1 (there was Linux. everything worked). What to do?
Most likely a problem with the touchpad driver (not installed, not the correct version, corrupted) or the scrolling function is disabled in the device settings.
Lenovo laptop new included wireless mouse. Removed. There is no sensor for tomorrow. Does not work. Doesn’t include parameters though
In the device manager in the section “Mice and other pointing devices” what is contained?
Thank you so much. The article helped a lot. HP Notebook
Hi, my laptop is also HP why it didn’t help.: Admin: how to enable the touch penel Pointing Device I am waiting for your answer.
Lenovo after reinstalling the touchpad and keyboard worked, rebooted stopped.
What to do?
“After reinstalling” Windows, I suppose? Which version?
Thank you very much your article helped me !
I sincerely thank the kind people who posted such necessary information here. Following the algorithm of actions, I managed to solve the current problem!
I can’t turn off the touchpad (interferes with working on the keyboard). Tried FnF9 and FnF7. I have an ASUS K95V laptop. The system is now Windows 7.
For your laptop there is an ATK Package, which includes a set of tools, among which there are utilities for working with a keyboard shortcut (ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities) You can download it from the official Asus website. Try this option.
Thank you very much! Didn’t know how to turn on the touchpad, I thought I broke it.
On a Lenovo G50-30 laptop, when replacing Windows8 with Windows7, the mouse and TouchPad stopped working. There is nothing to continue reinstalling or repairing Windows. Please tell me how to be?
THOSE. Windows 7 installed and only the keyboard works? Legacy USB Support enabled in BIOS?
It was not possible to install Windows7. there was nothing to select windows from the list and give a command to install. there is a cursor. Tried switching back to windows8 but BIOS settings were reset to factory settings. I tried to restore Windows8 through the Novo button, but due to the lack of a cursor, there is nothing to give a command. It does not react to Enter. Perhaps you need to install the mouse and touchpad driver, but how to do it without a cursor?
I think there is a problem with the BIOS settings (possibly firmware). I read the forums, it turns out that this is a fairly common problem for this laptop model. I found the following advice: if you have a non-original assembly of Windows 7, then before installing the system in the BIOS, you need to put the optimized settings for Windows 8, and after the first reboot, return the settings to Win7. Try this option.
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Good evening. Notebook HP cannot enable touch control with FN F9 keys
Hello. Which laptop model?
Hello. I have a Compaq laptop. The touchpad stopped working, in my opinion, after wiping the keyboard. Rebooted drivers, didn’t help. What do you advise?
Hello. Check the settings on the following path: “Start. Control Panel. Mouse “. Compaq laptops are available in several models. What is yours?
I installed Windows 10 and stopped working with the touch mouse, tried to turn on the Touch pad, it did not help with combinations, it also DOES NOT help. I have Acer what else can I do.
First of all, check the settings of the touchpad in the control panel (item “Mouse”). You can experiment with the settings yourself, or restore the default values using the appropriate button. If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling (updating) the touchpad driver.
A child while watching a movie accidentally turned off the touch screen on a good one. I do not know what to do. I did not find it in the internet. The touchpad also stopped working, does NOT respond to the keyboard shortcut. Resetting to factory settings did NOT help.
Thanks, helped a lot
Thanks for such useful information.!
ASUS Notebook Windows 7.
The touchpad on the middle part of the screen does not work, that is, the arrow moves, but when you want to press something, then the “hand” does not appear and nothing is pressed.
Help, please, please. ASER E5-511-C8ZD laptop. After a forced update on Windows 10 was 7, the touchpad disappeared. There were many options to connect, but all without result. thanks.
The ACER Extensa 4230 laptop model was given to me from my niece. How to turn it on in my apartment. Trying. The text is in English on the screen. There is no cursor. We pressed the button. Which was turned on. To turn it off. There was a short intermittent sound at regular intervals. How to turn it on.Connect and unplug this laptop. We have wifi.
Lenovo G50-45. The shortcut keys are Fn. F6. Thanks for a tip.
You are welcome. Always happy to help.
What about the answer to my question??
If I understand you correctly, are you having problems finding the cursor in the center of the screen. DO NOT slurry from the position of your finger on the touchpad? Right?
Quite right. As if there is an invisible 10-15 cm window on the active shortcut and links.
Have you tried connecting a mouse? Have you checked the touchpad in Safe Mode? Updated (reinstalled) the driver?
With the mouse unchanged.
Safe I am NOT able.
The driver was not updated, but I can’t.
To enter Safe Mode when the computer boots, press the F8 key several times until the menu appears, and then select the Appropriate item. If nothing changes when using the mouse, then most likely the problem is in the system itself.
I wrote in the settings that the drivers do NOT need to be updated.
Hello, the touchpad laptop Acer AspireES1-511 does not work, the sister was poking around after it stopped working and the speakers stopped perceiving, maybe it’s the driver. Please advise what to do / CGFCB, J!
Hello. If the advice given in the article does not help, then you need to try reinstalling the driver.
Thanks, helped, otherwise I thought the touchpad was broken!
Hello. After installing Win7 on ASUS p540c, the touchpad and mouse do not work completely, I insert a USB flash drive with drivers. The indicator on the flash drive lit up and immediately went out, I did not see the flash drive. I followed all the instructions in the BIOS. But I just bought it. The touchpad was working.
Hello. My Acer computer also does not work with a touchpad ((I connect a mouse, it works, but I have a native one. I tried everything, nothing helps. You wrote the letter E through Synaptik. I put it, but it doesn’t go all the same.
Hello. I also have an Acer V3-571G computer. After pressing the combination again, the Fn F7 key, the touchpad worked. thanks.
Thank you very much. Everything worked
I turned off my own accidentally when I was looking for the brightness change key in the dark. Fnf8 helped. Thanks)))
Thanks helped. Acer
Scrolling of the touchpad stopped working on a Windows 10 ASUS laptop. There is no “elan” section in the mouse parameters, what to do?
Help me please. Mouse and touchpad not working on ASUS K50lJ laptop
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Thanks) the article also helped) accidentally disabled the touchpad))) ASUS Fn F9
Hello, HP 255 g3 laptop, Windows 8. The problem is this: in the BIOS, the parameter responsible for the constant activation of the FN key was disabled, so that by default, when you press the f1-f12 keys, there would be standard Windows functions, and not the function keys of the laptop (I did everything like written on the official HP forum). After that, the synaptic driver stopped working, it disappeared from the “control panel”, disappeared from the “mouse properties”, from the “task manager” I can not find it anywhere. I downloaded the driver from the official website, at first I could not install it, then they disabled the driver signature verification and managed to install the drivers, but they did NOT appear anywhere. I tried to turn the parameter back on in BIOS. it does not help. Can you please tell me what can be done? thanks.
Hello. Try to remove all touchpad drivers and enable fn in BIOS. After that, an unknown device should appear in the device manager. Reinstall the driver.
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I was already scared that something could not be done with a laptop, your advice helped.
Hello, after reinstalling Windows 8.1, the touchpad does NOT react at all. Standard advice does NOT help. I noticed that the drivers are not installed either. As if everything is installed but you look NOT where there is no. Acer laptop (without pontovy).
There is no fn in the BIOS
Hello. On the forums, it is advised to install it in UEFI mode. Look at here.
Thanks! I could not turn it on in HP, everything worked out)
Thanks! Everything worked out
Oh my God, I finally learned. Thank you very much, every time I dragged the laptop to the techies. All it took was a couple of times to call.
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Lenovo G580 laptop touch works, but there are no buttons on the touch ((how to turn them on
Good afternoon. HP 255 G5, how to disable the touchpad? Buttons combined with fn are available. In the upper left corner of the button for double-clicking is no. In mouse options. the ability to disable comments. How to disable it, help!
Hello. For your laptop model, the official website has a Synaptics touchpad driver, so the ability to disable / enable the touchpad in the mouse parameters should be present. You have it installed?
Dear Admin, tell me what key combination on a Dell Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop you can turn on and off the Dell touchpad. Fn F5 DOES NOT help you constantly in games I touch it and interferes with it very much I look forward to your help.
Try another FnF3.
This combination increases the volume.
I do not know how it would be possible to send you a photo of my laptop, or rather a top view of Claudia.
Found a photo of your laptop keyboard. It seems that this model does not provide a key combination for disabling / enabling the touchpad at all. Therefore, I recommend trying to disable the touchpad through the BIOS or in the properties of the “mouse” in the control panel (in this case, the pointing device driver must be installed).
The problem is this, to reinstall Windows on an HP laptop, I could lower the page down without running to clamping the key, that is, the case is on the edge of the wheel, but now I can not configure it back, can you tell me something sensible
Thank you so much! After your recommendations, the TouchPad is working! I have already tried to reinstall the drivers and what I just did not do! And here I fixed everything in a minute!
THANKS! Worked after pressing keys!
Hello. The mouse does not work (the batteries were changed, it did not help), and the touchpad is off. Fnf7 does not help, the Acer computer. What to do?
Off or not working? If you are sure that it is turned off, and the problem is that the FnF7 combination does NOT work, connect a wired USB mouse and reinstall the driver for the function keys from the laptop manufacturer’s website.
If the touchpad itself does not work, open the Device Manager, expand the list “Mice and other pointing devices”, remove the touchpad and reboot. If it does not help, reinstall the driver on the motherboard chipset and then on the touch panel. These drivers should also be taken from the laptop manufacturer’s website.
Off. A wired USB mouse is available.
To enable cursor control from the keyboard, press the following combination: Left Alt Left Shift Num Lock.
If this method does not work or you have a number block, press the Windows R keys, then in the “Open” field it will rewrite the command between the lines
control.Exe / name microsoft.Easeofaccesscenter / page pageeasiertoclick
In the window that will open after that, check the box “Enable pointer control from the keyboard.” Use the arrow keys to move through the items. To put a daw, press (plus), to remove a daw. minus.
Then go to the Pointer Control Settings and set the parameters convenient for you.
This is enough to open the browser, find the site you want and download the driver for the function keys.
What to do if the touchpad does not work and the computer is in a locked state?!
What exactly is locked? BIOS? Login to Windows?
Instead of a touchpad, you can connect a mouse for a while.
Helped, thanks for your articles, my thanks!
Hello, I have an ASUS T100. After downloading the update for the drivers via the booster driver, my touch screen stopped working, all control is only through the mouse, what should I do? thanks
Open the device manager and look in the “Mice and other pointing devices” section to see if the driver is installed on the touchscreen at all. If not, download it from the laptop manufacturer’s website and install it. If so, try to remove the same device from the hardware list (right-click. uninstall) and restart the laptop.
If after that it does not work. Rollback the system to the restore point created in the driver update. Or manually remove the drivers for the chipset, video and touchscreen from the system, download them again from the manufacturer’s website and install them sequentially: first on the chipset, then on the integrated video, then on the discrete one, and finally on the touch screen. After rebooting, the screen will most likely work.
Hello. I bought a laptop asusX540S with 10windy decided to reinstall it to 7 climbed into the BIOS tampering with the boot from the flash drive installed. After installation, the touchpad and USB output do not work. Reset the BIOS does not work optimally. The touchpad is enabled in BIOS, what to do please help
Put 10 back USB inputs for the salary. I put 7k USB again does not work. Help
For usb and touchpad to work, you need a Corresponding Driver. On the Asus website for this model there are only drivers for Windows 10 x64, on the Intel website there is also nothing suitable for comments. Try to install what is on Windows 7 x64. If it does not fit, then it remains either to use a dozen, or to do without USB and a touchpad. The first option, I think, is still more convenient.
If you desperately need Windows 7, you can install it in a virtual machine, and use Windows 10 as the host OS.
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Thank you very much, I could not turn on this touchpad for 3 months and today I downloaded the driver and pressed the combination Claf ATP large
Hello, I bought a used laptop, the touchpad was already on when I bought it. Asus k53sm laptop, the same as I had, only now on the new 10th Windows. I always use a mouse, so I usually turn off the touchpad as unnecessary, and besides, it just bothers me. As an aces user (I call it that as ASUS), I know the fnf9 key combination, so I immediately pressed the combination of these buttons, but nothing happened. On an old laptop, I had files, when installed, I could easily turn on / off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, change the brightness of the screen, sound, including turn off / on the touchpad. Now, on the new one, I can do everything the same, except for on / off the touchpad. I read the comments here and saw that I was advised to download the ATK Package, but I thought if I should do it, because in fact all the functions are working correctly for me, only with the touchpad there is a problem. I don’t fumble about all this and assumed that after installing the ATK Package, the drivers may get up crookedly, but maybe I’m wrong and worry in vain. Hope someone can help me or give me some advice.
If you do not need tapchad at all, the easiest way is to disable it in the BIOS: in Aptio Setup, the option is called internal pointing device and is located in the advanced section. just assign it the value disabled and save the setting.
Updating drivers through the ATK Package does not have to create any problems for you, but just in case, create a restore point before installing.
Thank you for a good one: FN F5. God bless you! 🙂
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Thank you included. I turned it off once, but today, with your help, I turned it on again. Half a day looking like.
It helped a lot! Thank you very much for the article.!
Hello! A few days ago I bought an Asus 541 series laptop and I can’t turn on the touchpad, I tried all the combinations and it costs on in bioc. What to do?
Download the touchpad driver from the manufacturers website and install.
Hello ASUS U41SV A problem occurs from time to time. The touch starts working NOT correctly, i.e. The cursor moves poorly, as if it slips, it is also difficult to position the cursor in some place with the help of a sharp touch (for some reason, it turns out most clearly only in the lower right corner). Something similar happened if water got on the touchscreen and the touchpad did not see the fingers well because of the water, but this was understandable.
Previously, it seemed that this happens when the laptop was very hot, but now this problem for the second day does not disappear! In the settings I tried to change something. like comments!
Connect the mouse, open the device manager, go to the “Mice and other pointing devices” section, Right-click on the touchpad and select “Uninstall device”. Reboot your computer. After restarting, the system will recognize and reinstall the touchpad. If it does not recognize it, reinstall its driver manually.
If the problem persists after reinstalling the driver, check if it occurs in Safe Mode. If it does not occur, then the reason for the failure is in applications or services that are not loaded in safe mode. The culprit can be found by disabling and alternately enabling services and startup items in msconfig and task manager.
How to do it:
1) boot Windows in normal mode, press the WinR keys, run msconfig, open the “Services” tab.
2) Check the box next to “Do not display Microsoft services”. In the list of remaining services, disable half of.
3) Open the task manager on the “Startup” tab and Disable everything there.
4) Save the settings in msconfig and reboot the system. If the problem persists, disable the second half of the services and enable the first. Reboot again and check. This is how you will find the faulty component.
If the problem occurs in Safe Mode and when booting the computer from a different media, the cause is a hardware failure. With this better service.
Sometimes a simple restart of the laptop is enough for the touchpad to work properly again. You can reboot using a computer mouse. If for any reason this is not possible, you can use the keyboard. The solution options here may be different:
- Open the “Start” menu, press Win (the button with the Windows logo applied). Then we use the arrows to select the “Shutdown” item, press Enter and select the “Restart” term.
- By simultaneously pressing the CtrlAltDelete keys, go to the Start menu. Further, as in the first case.
- Press AltF4 and choose restart.
How to enable touchpad on laptop via BIOS
- We start the reboot and when the laptop starts up, press the F2 or Del key. This way we can get into the BIOS. You should be very careful not to miss a moment (a hint is displayed at the bottom of the screen). Otherwise, you will have to reboot again.
- In the menu that appears, open the “Advanced” tab and find the “Internal Pointing Device” parameter. For the touchpad to work, its value must be “Enabled”. Please note that in different BIOS versions, the names of the tabs and parameters may be different. Therefore, it is advisable to first study the instruction manual for your model.
- Saving the selected configuration by pressing F10 and “Y”.
Remember, any error while working in the BIOS can cause irreparable consequences. Therefore, you should be very careful.
Almost all modern laptops. Apple, DELL, Xiaomi, Acer, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung, Sony have key combinations that allow you to disable and enable the touch panel. Basically, this is a combination of the Fn key and one of the function keys (F1-F12). They should be pressed simultaneously.
It should be noted that the combinations will differ for different brands of notebooks. Let’s look at the example of the most popular laptop brands which of them should be used when the touchpad does not work:
- Acer uses Fn F7.
- Asus may have two variants Fn F9 or Fn F7.
- Lenovo has two kinds of shortcuts Fn F8 or Fn F5.
- In Samsung, Toshiba, Dell, you must press the Fn and F5 keys at the same time.
- If the laptop is Sony, then you need to press Fn F1.
- At MSI. Fnf3.
This list does not include the common HP brand, since devices of this brand for these purposes have a special button that is located under the keyboard or on the touch panel itself (it is worth looking for a point or a depression).
How to enable the touchpad on a laptop
Touchpad is a touchpad that allows you to control the cursor without a mouse. Most laptop owners use it actively. But sometimes it just stops working. How do I enable the touchpad on a laptop? We offer several options on how to do this.
Enabling the touchpad via the toolbar
- In the control panel we find the tab “Hardware and Sound” and select the subsection “Mouse”.
- Check if the touchpad is connected. Turn it on if necessary.
One more point. in some portable computers, the touch pad is disabled when a conventional mouse is connected. Check if you have this option installed.
If you have already tried all of the above options, however, as before, the touchpad does not work, then we can talk about a physical breakdown. In this case, it is better to turn to professionals.
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Before you start looking for the reason for disabling the touchpad, just restart your laptop. Sometimes it helps and the touchpad starts working again. If restarting did NOT solve the problem, then see if there is a small hardware button next to the touchpad. It may appear as a single key or point on the touchpad.
Pressing this button enables / disables the touchpad. Try using it to enable the touchpad. If there are buttons, or pressing it does NOT have a positive effect, then try turning on the touchpad with the FnF1-F12 key combination.
An individual combination is established for each manufacturer. For example, on an ASUS laptop, the sensor is turned on / off with the FnF9 combination. Only the Fn key remains unchanged, while the second button can be any of the F1-F12 series. You can recognize it by the icon. the touchpad will be displayed on the desired key.
Reasons why the touchpad does not work on laptops
If you spilled liquid on the laptop, and did not drop it or hit it on hard surfaces, then the reason for disabling the touchpad should be sought in the device’s settings. In case of mechanical damage, there is only one solution. replacement of damaged parts in a service center.
Here are some software issues that you can fix yourself:
- Sensor disabled by hardware button.
- Touchpad disabled with keyboard shortcut.
- The touch panel is disabled through the “Control Panel”.
- Touchpad disabled in BIOS.
There is another option that you have incorrectly installed drivers, but if the touchpad worked previously, then this is unlikely. But just in case, it’s worth checking the drivers:
- Right-click on the “Computer” icon and select “Device Manager”.
- Find the section “Mice and other pointing devices”.
- See that there are no warning signs near the touchpad.
If you see an exclamation mark next to the touchpad in Device Manager, you need to reinstall the drivers. Download them from the official website of the laptop manufacturer or use the disk if it came with the laptop.
The touchpad (touch mouse) does not work on the laptop. Reasons and what to do. Repair in St. Petersburg
Let’s figure out why the touchpad (touch mouse, panel) does not work on your laptop and what you can do now to solve the problem.
One of the input devices on a laptop is the touchpad, better known as the touchpad. It replaces a conventional computer mouse, performing the same function, so when the sensor fails, users have some difficulties in interacting with the laptop. Below will be discussed the main reasons why the touchpad stops working, as well as ways to troubleshoot.
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Windows and BIOS settings
If the hotkeys DO NOT help, then check if the touchpad is enabled in Windows settings. Connect a regular computer mouse to your laptop to conveniently work with the system parameters:
- Open “Control Panel”.
- Go to the Hardware and Sound section.
- Open the subsection “Mouse”.
After saving the configuration, check if the touch panel starts working. If the sensor does not work, restart your computer and enter BIOS. To do this, when starting the laptop, press the Delete or F2 key (the required key is indicated on the start window).
Usually the tool for enabling the touchpad “internal Pointing Device” is located in the “Advanced” section. Set it to “Enabled” and exit BIOS and save your configuration by pressing F10 and then “Y”.
If the touchpad is enabled in the BIOS and Windows settings, the drivers are installed correctly, but the touchpad does not respond to your movements, then it is better to contact the service center. You are probably dealing with a physical breakdown of the touchpad, which is problematic to fix on your own.
The touchpad does not work. we solve the problem through the BIOS
It is extremely rare for the touchpad to be disabled in the BIOS. To get into the bowels of your laptop, you must use one of the following keys: Escape, Delete, F1. F12.
How to get into BIOS and what to do:
- Reboot the device and you see a similar screen (depending on the manufacturer, it may differ, as well as the button for entering the BIOS, so be on your guard):
If this did not help, then there is only one option. to reinstall the drivers.
For any device to function properly, certain software is required. You can download drivers for the touch panel on the laptop manufacturer’s website in the “Support” or “Service” section. When downloading, you need to pay attention to the following data:
- Laptop Model.
- Installed system version.
- Bit Windows (x86 (x32) or x64).
Maximum compatibility is achieved when all three parameters match. But if there are exceptions: if the bitness of the system must necessarily match, then the version of Windows is allowed to be different. For example, on Windows 10, some drivers from Windows 8 will work fine, provided that for “dozens” no update released.
If the drivers are downloaded as an executable file with the exe extension, then they can be installed like any program using the installation wizard. If the installation wizard fails, add the drivers manually:
- Open the control panel, set the view “Large icons” and launch the device manager.
- Expand the Mouse section and find the touchpad. Right click on it and select “Properties”.
- Make sure the device is in use and working properly.
- Go to the Driver tab. First try rolling back the software by clicking on the button of the same name. If rolling back the driver did not solve the problem, click “Update”.
- An update mode selection window will appear. If you have already downloaded the necessary software from the manufacturer’s website, select manual installation.
- Specify the path to the downloaded drivers and wait for the installation to complete.
After reinstalling the drivers, restart your laptop. Check the touchpad next time you start. If He did not begin to function, it is possible that physical damage is a prerequisite for His inoperability. In this case, the question of how to turn on the touchpad should be asked by a specialist at the service center. Damaged can be:
- Flex cable connecting the touchpad to the motherboard.
- The sensor itself (for example, the panel cracked from the impact).
- The south bridge is a microcircuit responsible for the operation of peripheral devices. If the south bridge is damaged, USB and LAN ports often fail.
You can disassemble the laptop yourself, using the instructions for your model, but it is not recommended to do this, since unprofessional intervention is fraught with the appearance of even more serious problems.
The basic I / O system displays all the major components of the laptop. Accordingly, you can also control their work from here, and the touch panel is no exception.
- Reboot your laptop. When turned on, press the Delete or F2 key to get into the BIOS.
- Go to the “Advanced” tab and find the “Internal Pointing Device” parameter. Set it to “Enabled”.
- Save the configuration by pressing F10 and “Y”.
On different BIOS versions, the names of the partitions and parameters are different, so it is better to find the manual for your laptop model on the official website of the laptop manufacturer and carefully study it.
Installing drivers for the touchpad (touchpad) laptop
Nothing complicated here either. It is enough to know the model of your laptop. you can see it on the box from under the device or under the battery.
- Go to the manufacturer’s official website. In our case. Asus.Ru;
- Enter your laptop model into the search;
A page with a laptop opens, go to the “Support” section;
In the event that this did NOT work, most likely the problem is in the damaged touchpad and it does not work for this very reason. From here there is only one way out. contacting the service center. On the other hand, after reinstalling the drivers, you can try to repeat the very first advice. activate the touchpad using the keyboard, which often works exactly after reinstalling the software.
How to turn on the touchpad on a laptop
There are many reasons why the touchpad on a laptop does not work. Resolving the problem will NOT take long. The main thing to note is the device model. Knowing it, you can easily solve the question of how to set up a touchpad on a laptop. The instructions below will help you with this.
Clean touchpad on laptop
If the touchpad is too dirty or greasy, it may NOT respond to touch. A similar situation will happen if you try to work with it with wet hands.
Ordinary wet wipes work best with cleaning. After that, the panel should be wiped dry and its functionality should be checked.
Enabling the Synaptics touchpad
If the laptop has a touchpad manufactured by Synaptics, then it has additional parameters through which the TouchPad is turned off. To check if the sensor is on:
- Open Control Panel and go to the Hardware and Sound section. Go to the subsection “Mouse”.
- In the properties of the mouse, go to the “Device Settings” tab (may have the name ELAN).
- Click the Enable button if available and save the configuration by clicking OK.
There may be another useful option in the mouse settings, when activated, the touchpad will automatically turn off when an external input device is connected. If the TouchPad does not work when the mouse is connected to the laptop, then the prerequisite for this is the option presented above.
If the “Enable” button is inactive, then the cause of the error should be looked for elsewhere. for example, in the BIOS settings.
Reboot the laptop
Sometimes a simple restart of the laptop can help fix problems with the touchpad. When the system restarts, the TouchPad will function again without interruption, so the user does not have to resort to the other recovery methods described below. To reboot, you can connect a regular computer mouse to the laptop. If you have an external mouse, but the built-in one cannot be used, reboot from the keyboard. There are several ways:
- Click on the Win button (with the Windows logo on it) to open the Start menu. Use the arrows to reach the “Shutdown” item, press Enter and select restart.
- Press CtrlAltDelete and use the arrows to reach the button for calling the menu with shutdown modes.
- While on the desktop, press AltF4 and use the arrows to select restart.
If the problem persists after restarting, try one of the following troubleshooting methods for the touch panel.