How to enable the touchpad on a laptop?
So, the first and easiest way. Most likely, the touchpad functions normally, it is just in the off state at the moment. In order to connect it, take a close look at the place where the touch panel is located. Next to it there may be a separate button that is responsible for turning the panel on and off. Accordingly, you need to click on it.
If this button is missing, look at the touchpad. you may find an LED in one of the corners. This is also a button responsible for the operation of the touch panel. Tap it twice to activate the touchpad. It can be disabled in the same way. This is a relatively recent invention and is found mainly on newer laptops.
Many manufacturers do not want to use both mechanical and touch buttons, especially since this has its advantages. significant cost savings. They prefer to work, so to speak, the old fashioned way. Now you will understand what I’m talking about.
Take a look at the keyboard of the device. At the top of it you can see the buttons F1, F2, F3 and so on. They also bear additional signs (usually blue or light blue). They are activated together with the simultaneous pressing of the Fn button. So, often the touchpad is activated by pressing one of these keys. For example, on my already elderly “Toshiba” command FnF9 is used. Accordingly, in the same way, you can disable the touchpad.
If nothing comes out, then you need to try to start the touch panel using a special utility that is responsible for its performance. To do this, go to the control panel and find the program you need. So, in my case it is called “Two Fingers” (I don’t know why its name was so translated into Russian). In its settings, you can see that the touchpad is banally disabled. It is possible that this happens when a mouse is connected. this is a completely normal situation. You can disable turning off the panel when connecting a mouse through the same program.
There is another way that the touchpad can get you started. To do this, reboot your laptop, and then go into the BIOS (usually you need to press the DEL key when booting the device). Once in BIOS, open the Advanced tab, find the Internal Pointing Device section and change its mode of operation from Disabled to Enabled.
Finally, there is a small chance that the touchpad was disconnected mechanically, that is, by disconnecting the ribbon cable. In this case, you will have to disassemble the laptop and connect the ribbon cable in place. But I do not think that this applies to your situation, and therefore I strongly do not recommend using this method.
Touchpad not working on a laptop: how to enable the touchpad?
A touchpad is usually called a small touch pad or panel that every modern laptop has. It is located just above the keyboard and is used as an input device. In laptops, it replaces the mouse. A very simple and at the same time convenient invention.
Just recently, I talked about how you can turn off the touchpad. Today I want to talk about situations where it does not work. There are several ways that might help you revive it.
I want to start with this: in principle, it is not so important which company you have a laptop. It could be Toshiba, Asus, Lenovo, Acer, HP, Samsung, Sony, Packard Bell, Dell, etc. The bottom line is that many of them work according to the same scenario, so the solution to the problem will not differ.
In some very rare cases, mechanical damage is the cause of the problem. For example, say you took your laptop and dropped it or, say, hit something. In such cases, you are unlikely to be able to cope with the problem on your own, since it requires a lot of effort and knowledge. Thus, there is only one solution left. to go to the service center. But remember that restoring the touchpad is expensive, so try to fix the problem yourself.
Touchpad does not work well
If the touchpad works, but is very bad, for example, the cursor does not want to listen to you at all, jumps across the screen, moves too fast or too slow, etc., then the matter is most likely that the touchpad is dirty. Don’t worry, this is a completely normal situation. Your hands may have been heavily soiled before use and this is the result. What to do? Take a small cotton swab, dip it in soapy water, wring it out and wipe the panel. After that, wipe it again, only with a regular napkin.
If the touchpad still refuses to listen to you, try changing the sensitivity setting. The sensitivity is changed using the same program that I wrote about above (in my case, it is “Two fingers”).
Finally, try to simply uninstall the old and install the new software drivers from the manufacturer’s website. Perhaps in your case they are out of date or start to fail.
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It didn’t work for me once. at first I did not understand what was the matter, and then it turned out that his son had spilled water on him (
I suspect that he replaced the laptop) or uses a mouse
There is no mouse, and I inadvertently disabled the “disable panel” in the settings. The arrow is gone, I can not turn it on in any way. What to do?? help me please!
I don’t have a button next to the touchpad to disable it. sorry she would be useful to me.
I do not advise you to disassemble it, then you will collect it. if under warranty, even more so it is impossible. I disassembled, but could not assemble.
I would look at the diagram on the Internet and collect.
only if you can. but it’s better not to meddle.
here is a huge risk for this article! helped!
Who wants to disassemble, be careful. then you will collect figs, and spent half a day and then collected it in half with grief.
Also, the sensitivity of the touchpad may drop over time, I did it.
How is this possible? like a hardware or software problem
The touchpad does not work on a laptop after installing Windows 10. Before that, it worked perfectly on Windows 8. what should I do?
Setting up the TouchPad
The touchpad settings may have been configured so that when a mouse is connected, the device turns off.
- Hold WinS and enter “Control Panel”.
- Select the desired result from the list.
In the “Devices and Printer” section, find “Mouse”.
If you want to customize the touchpad for yourself, then go to “Options”.
Often laptop manufacturers make special programs for touchpads. Therefore, it is better to configure the device using such software. For example, ASUS has Smart Gesture.
Similar actions will need to be performed on a laptop of any other manufacturer, using the preinstalled client to customize the touchpad.
Turning on the TouchPad on a Windows 10 laptop
The reason for the inoperability of the touchpad may lie in driver problems, malware penetration into the system, or incorrect device configuration. The touchpad can also be accidentally disabled by keyboard shortcuts. All methods of fixing this problem will be described below.
Enabling TouchPad in BIOS
If the previous methods did not help, then it is worth checking the BIOS settings. The touchpad may be disabled there.
- Enter BIOS. Different laptops from different manufacturers may have different combinations or even separate buttons for these purposes.
- Go to the “Advanced” tab.
- Find “Internal Pointing Device”. The path may also differ and depends on the BIOS version. If there is “Disabled” opposite it, then you need to enable it. Use the keys to change the value to “Enabled”.
Using keyboard shortcuts
The reason for the inoperability of the touchpad may be the user’s carelessness. You may have accidentally turned off the touchpad while holding down a special key combination.
- For Asus, this is usually FnF9 or FnF7.
- For Lenovo. FnF8 or FnF5.
- On HP laptops, this can be a separate button or a double tap in the left corner of the touchpad.
- There is a combination of FnF7 for Acer.
- For Dell, use FnF5.
- At Sony try FnF1.
- Toshiba. FnF5.
- For Samsung, the combination FnF5 is also used.
Remember that different models may have different combinations.
Enabling TouchPad in Windows 10
The TouchPad is a very useful device, quite compact and easy to use. But sometimes laptop users may encounter such a problem as the disabled touchpad. The reasons for this problem can be different. perhaps the device is simply disabled or the problem lies in the drivers.
Reinstalling drivers often fixes the problem.
- Hold WinX and open “Device Manager”.
In the top panel open “Action”. “Update configuration”.
You can also just update your drivers. This can be done using standard tools, manually or using special software.
The touchpad is quite easy to enable with a dedicated keyboard shortcut. If it is not configured correctly or the drivers stop working correctly, you can always solve the problem using standard Windows 10 tools. If none of the methods helped, it is worth checking the laptop for virus software. It is also possible that the touchpad itself is physically out of order. In this case, you need to take the laptop for repair.
TouchPad by Synaptics
Nowadays, modern laptops are very often used with touchpads from Synaptics. 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.
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 need to 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.
Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts 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
There is no HP brand in this list, because on Hewlett-Packard notebooks, the touchpad is activated using a separate key dedicated to this function. If there is no such 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).
Enabling touchpad in BIOS
If the touchpad does not work for you and the previous tips do not help, it may simply 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.
Rebooting the laptop
Regardless of the model and brand of your laptop, the first tip to solve 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 a reboot everything will fall into place.
Installing / reinstalling drivers
Also, the reason 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.
How to enable TouchPad (touchpad) on a laptop
The TouchPad (touchpad) can sometimes be disabled on laptops for some reason. In some cases, users turn off the touchpad themselves. it can interfere with active work with the keyboard of the laptop.
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 turn on the touchpad on a laptop using several methods.
If all of the above recommendations did not help you, the reason may be 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.
Thank you very much your article helped me
Thank. Happened. I thought I’d break him completely :-). But—- IT WORKED thanks to your help.
I tried…. didn’t work, I bought a mouse…. everything worked out.
Good evening. DELL Nootbook 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 a 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. for tomorrow the sensor is mute. Does not work. at least do not include the parameters
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, too, HP for some reason did not help.: Admin: how to enable the Pointing Device touch panel 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 problem.!
I can’t turn off the touchpad (it 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 is a utility for working with keyboard shortcuts (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 the command to install. there is no cursor. Tried switching back to windows8 but BIOS settings were reset to factory defaults. I tried to restore Windows8 via 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.
Heartfelt thanks! All the Light to you!
Good evening. HP Notebook Cannot Enable Touch FN F9 Keys
Hello. I have a Compaq laptop. The touchpad stopped working, in my opinion, after wiping the keyboard. Rebooted drivers, did not 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 an Acer, what else can I do?
First of all, check the touchpad settings in the control panel (“Mouse” item). 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 the Toshiba. I do not know what to do. I did not find it in the internet. the touchpad also stopped working, it does not respond to the keyboard shortcut. Factory reset didn’t help.
ASUS Notebook Windows 7.
The touchpad does not work on the middle part of the screen, that is, the arrow moves, but when you want to press something, the “hand” does not appear and nothing is pressed.
Help, please, please. ASER E5-511-C8ZD laptop. After a forced update on Windows 10, it was 7, the touchpad disappeared. There were many options to connect, but all without result. thank.
The ACER Extensa 4230 laptop model was handed over to me from my niece. How to turn it on in my apartment. We try. The text in English is displayed on the screen. There is no cursor. We pressed the button that was turned on. To turn it off. A short intermittent sound appeared at regular intervals connect and disconnect this laptop. We have wifi.
Lenovo G50-45. The shortcut keys are Fn. F6. Thanks for the tip.
If I understand you correctly, do you have problems finding the cursor in the center of the screen, regardless of the position of your finger on the touchpad? Right?
Quite right. As if on active shortcuts and links there is an invisible 1015 cm window.
Have you tried connecting a mouse? Have you checked the touchpad in Safe Mode? Updated (reinstalled) the driver?
With the mouse unchanged.
I don’t know how to be safe.
I didn’t update the driver, I don’t know how.
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 touchped 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 tips given in the article do not help, then you need to try reinstalling the driver.
Thanks for the help, otherwise I thought the touchpad was broken!
Hello. After installing Win7 on ASUS p540c, the touchpad and mouse do not work completely, I insert the USB flash drive with the drivers. The indicator on the USB flash drive lit up and immediately went out, I did not see the USB flash drive. I followed all the instructions in the BIOS. But I just bought it. The touchpad was working.
Hello. My Acer PC also does not work with the touchpad ((I connect a mouse, it works, but my own one does not. 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 a PC Acer V3-571G. After pressing the combination again, the Fn F7 key, the touchpad worked. thank.
I turned off mine myself by accident when I was looking for the brightness change key in the dark. fnf8 helped. Thank)))
the touchpad scrolling on Windows 10, ASUS laptop stopped working. in the mouse parameters, there is no “elan” section, what to do?
Help me please. Mouse and touchpad not working on ASUS K50lJ laptop
Thank you) 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, I disabled the parameter that is responsible for the constant activation of the FN key, so that by default, when you press the f1-f12 keys, there would be standard Windows functions, and not the laptop function keys (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 I turned off the driver signature verification and I managed to install the drivers, but they never appeared anywhere. I tried to turn the parameter back on in BIOS. it does not help. Can you please tell me what can be done? thank.
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.
Thank you very much xx
I was already scared that something was wrong with the laptop, your advice helped.
Hello, after reinstalling Windows 8.1, the touchpad does not respond at all. Standard advice doesn’t 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).
Hello. On the forums, it is advised to install it in UEFI mode. Look at here.
Thank! I could not turn it on on HP, everything worked)
My God, I finally learned. Thank you very much, every time I dragged the laptop to the techies. All I had to do was click a couple of times.
Lenovo G580 laptop touch works, but there are no buttons on the touch screen ((how to turn them on
Good day. HP 255 G5, how to disable the touchpad? Buttons combined with fn are not. In the upper left corner of the button for double-clicking is no. In the mouse options. there is no option to disable it. How to disable it, help!
Hello. For your laptop model, there is a Synaptics touchpad driver on the official website, so the ability to disable / enable the touchpad in the mouse parameters should be present. You have it installed?
Dear Admin, tell me what keyboard shortcuts on a Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop you can turn on and off the Dell touchpad. Fn F5 does not help me constantly in games I touch it and it hinders it very much I look forward to your help
I don’t know how it would be possible to send you a photo of my laptop, or rather a top view of the keyboard
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 “mouse” properties in the control panel (in this case, the pointing device driver must be installed).
The problem is this, before reinstalling Windows on an HP laptop, I could lower the page down without running to clamping the key, that is, on the right at the edge of the wheelbarrow, 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 then I fixed everything in a minute!
THANK! 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, PC Acer. 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 Device Manager, expand the Mice and Other Pointing Devices list, 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.
To enable keyboard cursor control, press the following combination: Left Alt Left Shift Num Lock.
If this method does not work or you do not have a numeric block, press the Windows R keys, then in the “Open” field, 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 of the drivers through the booster driver, the touch screen stopped working, all control is only through the mouse, what should I do? thank
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 removing the device itself from the hardware list (right-click. uninstall) and restart the laptop.
If after that it does not work, roll back the system to the restore point created before updating the drivers. 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 on 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. BIOS touchpad enabled. What to do please help
Put 10 back USB inputs to work. I put the 7k USB again, they do not work. Help
For USB and touchpad to work, you need an appropriate driver. On the Asus website for this model there are only drivers on Windows 10 x64, on the Intel website there is nothing suitable either. 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.
thank you very much, I could not turn on this touchpad for 3 months and today I downloaded the driver and pressed the combination claish ATP large
Hello, I bought a used laptop, the touchpad was already on when I bought it. Laptop asus k53sm, 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 asi user (this is what I call 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 screen brightness, sound, including off / on the touchpad. Now, on the new one, I can do everything the same, except toggle the touchpad on / off. 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 work correctly for me, only with the touchpad it’s a problem. I don’t fumble about all this and assumed that after installing the ATK Package, the drivers might get crooked, but maybe I’m wrong and I’m worried 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 via ATK Package shouldn’t give you any problems, but just in case, create a restore point before installing.
Thank you, helped on Toshiba: FN F5. God bless you! 🙂
Thank you included. I once turned it off, but today, with your help, I turned it on again. HALF 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’s worth it 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 does not start working correctly, i.e. the cursor moves badly, 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 touchpad 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 does not disappear for the second day! I tried to change something in the settings. there is no sense!
Plug in your mouse, open Device Manager, go to Mice and Other Pointing Devices, 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, 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 re-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 the.
3) Open the task manager on the “Startup” tab and disable everything there.
4) Save the setting 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 it is better to service.
Acer / Windows 8. BIOS / Main / Touchpad / Advanced change to Basic / F10 / Yes.
And how much they suffered until they found how to turn on the mouse sensor!)
The main malfunction with the touchpad in these popular laptops is the banal turning it off with a button. Just press the Fn F6 keys, and most likely the device will be fully functional. If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling the drivers.
Touchpad not working on a laptop. how to fix the problem?
The laptop has become an essential part of everyday life. He helps in work, study, rest. In addition to portability and mobility, its difference is the presence of a touchpad instead of the usual mouse, like a personal computer. But sometimes it happens that the touchpad on a laptop does not work. Many people rush to the service to fix the device, but the problem may not always be the direct breakdown of the module. it may be the wrong operation of the drivers or some other software failure. There are several ways to restore the performance of the touchpad, which, most often, can be dealt with even by those who have never repaired equipment.
The question of how to enable the touchpad on an Acer laptop is a popular question in service centers. Due to the fact that these devices are from an inexpensive segment, problems with the touchpad are common. This is either the BIOS settings, or mechanical damage. the cable connecting the panel to the motherboard comes off. It is not recommended to disassemble the device yourself, let a qualified service worker do it.
It is often difficult to find correctly working drivers for models from this manufacturer, which is the reason that the touchscreen does not work on a laptop. If for some reason you could not find the official drivers, then the best solution would be to contact a specialized service.
How to enable the touchpad on a laptop
In 8 out of 10 cases, the reason for a non-working touchpad is to turn it off. To activate the sensor, you must press a key combination that will make the touchpad work in 1 second. In any combination, the Fn button must be present, followed by the Honor. Each manufacturer has its own set, so we have collected the most common keyboard shortcuts.
- How to enable the touchpad on an Acer laptop
- How to enable the touchpad on an Asus laptop
- How to enable the touchpad on a Dell laptop
- How to enable the touchpad on a Fujitsu laptop
- How to enable the touchpad on a Gigabyte laptop
- How to enable touchpad on Lenovo laptop
Hewlett-Packard notebook specialists wanted to get away from the classic combinations, and placed the button for changing the touchpad activity directly on the panel itself. Often, it is located in the upper corner and has a special lighting illumination.
Several other brands have followed the same path. Press a few times on the buttons or key combination, and, most likely, the sensor will work.
What is a touchpad
To disassemble faults, you need to understand what a touchpad is. Translated from English, touchpad is a touchpad designed specifically to operate the pointer on the screen in laptops and other portable computers. The invention of this device happened in the distant 80s, but its active implementation began only in the mid-90s, after the start of operation on Apple laptops.
In addition to controlling the pointer, touchpads in portable devices can perform many different functions that greatly simplify the work of a laptop. For example, tapping on a surface simulates a double click of the left mouse button, and in Apple laptops, you can scroll documents, expand, scale objects and much more with different movements of your fingers. In addition, the touchpads are equipped with two buttons by analogy with classic mice, that is, it is easy to use the touchpad.
This is simply an irreplaceable thing that perfectly replaces the usual manipulator when working on a laptop. Unfortunately, there are times when the touchpad doesn’t work. Below are most of the possible causes and solutions that will bring your laptop touchpad back to life without having to carry your favorite laptop to repair.
Problems on different laptop models
The above are common cases that most often happened to users and due to which the touch panel did not work. But different manufacturers, even different laptop models, have their own “sores” that happen more often than on other devices. Below is a small selection of the most common problems in which the touchpad is buggy on a laptop.
Laptops from Taiwan usually show excellent performance, and touchpad problems often happen due to driver problems or reinstallation of the operating system. As for physical breakdowns, they most often occur in the K53S series.
Due to the fact that very thin cables are used when assembling Sony ultrabooks, they periodically become a problem in the performance of the touch panel. It is better to give the device to a service for diagnostics.
Notebooks with a touchscreen display that is partially responsible for an operating system service may experience a software conflict. Occasionally, the function that controls the operation of the stylus interferes with the operation of the touchpad, and if you do not use a special stylus to enter through the display, you can disable this service, and if you need it, try restarting it. We add that the touchscreen itself will continue to work in any case.
- Press Ctrl Shift Esc to start Task Manager and go to the Services tab. In Windows 7, instead of launching the “Task Manager” (it does not have the desired tab), find the “Services” application by searching in “Start”.
Find the service called “TabletInputService” and right click on it. If it is enabled, disable it or restart it. You can also try the option of turning off, restarting the laptop, and then turning it on (if you use a stylus).
Options menu (Windows 10)
In Windows 10, you can control the touchpad using the standard “Settings” application. First of all, you will need to check if it is disabled through this menu.
Through the left panel, switch to the “Touch Panel” section.
Make sure the switch next to the Touchpad option is on. Please also note the item below. “Do not disable the touchpad when connecting a mouse.” If the touchpad does not work for you specifically after connecting the mouse, perhaps the whole point is in this setting. However, in rare cases, despite it, there is a device conflict, which is extremely difficult to deal with and usually the easiest way to disconnect the mouse if you want to control the touchpad.
Touchpad disabled by keyboard
The easiest option that an Acer laptop owner may encounter is a disabled touchpad via the keyboard. This usually happens after pressing a key from the F-row, which is responsible for controlling this device. Acer has the F7 key or the Fn F7 combination programmed for this (depending on which mode of operation the F-keys have).
On some older models, there may be a button next to the touchpad that is responsible for enabling or disabling it. If you have one, press it and check if the touchpad is working.
The possible impact of viruses on a laptop should not be ruled out. Malicious software can block or partially disrupt the operation of any component of the computer, therefore, in the absence of software problems, it is recommended to check the operating system for the presence of dangerous software. This can be done by choosing a high-quality antivirus or scanner that does not require installation.
Operating system settings
Windows itself has several options that affect how the touchpad works, and you will need to check each of them.
Touchpad disabled in BIOS
Another reason for the non-working touchpad is that it is disabled in the BIOS. Rarely does this happen with new, just bought laptops, most often either the user himself unknowingly disables the touchpad, or resets the BIOS settings. Changing the parameter of interest is very simple:
- Turn on or restart the laptop, and at the stage of displaying the company logo, quickly press the key responsible for entering the BIOS. If you don’t know which key it is, read our separate article.
Read more: Enter BIOS on Acer laptop
Use the arrows on your keyboard to navigate to the “Main” section and find the “Touchpad” item (sometimes called “Internal Pointing Device”). Change its value to the opposite. from “Basic” to “Advanced” and vice versa, and if instead of them the options are “Disabled” and “Enabled”, you must select the second. Then press the F10 key to save the changes and restart the laptop.
Note that not all Acer notebooks have this option in the BIOS. Therefore, if, after trying to search in other sections of the BIOS, you did not find the desired option, just move on to other troubleshooting methods, since in your model the manufacturer has removed the ability to control the touchpad.
If you have Windows 7 or 8 installed (however, this is also suitable for Windows 10 owners), instead of the “Settings” menu, you will need to use the “Control Panel”, through which you can also configure this pointing device.
- Through the “Start” launch “Control Panel” and find the “Mouse” category there. The quickest way to do this is to enable the Small Icons view. Or you can find this section through the search bar.
When there is no driver for the touchpad in Windows, this tab in the mouse properties window, accordingly, will not be! Refer to Method 4 of this article to resolve possible driver issues or install it for the first time.