Acer Laptop Touchpad Not Working [Solved]

By Jonny Lin in Others Tags: Acer

If you are an Acer laptop user, you may be troubled by an issue that the touchpad of your laptop fails to work. Your Acer laptop touchpad does not respond to your touches or clicks.

This is an annoying issue, but you still don’t have to worry. The following are methods that can help you fix your Acer laptop touchpad not working problem.

(Note that since your touchpad is down, you will need to use another pointing device, such as a mouse, to perform the methods below.)

1) Enable your touchpad

2) Update or reinstall touchpad driver

3) Contact Acer support

1) Enable your touchpad

Your laptop touchpad might be accidentally disabled by you or someone else. In this case, you need to enable your touchpad to make it work again.

On most Acer laptops, to enable touchpad you should press the Fn key and F6 or F7 (the function key with a touchpad icon  on it) on your keyboard at the same time.

2) Update or reinstall touchpad driver

It is possible that your Acer laptop touchpad not working issue results from outdated or faulty touchpad driver. You need to update or reinstall your driver to resolve this issue.

One easy and credible way to deal with drivers is to use Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

a) Download and Install Driver Easy.

b) Run Driver Easy and hit Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

c) Click on the Update button next to the touchpad to download the latest and credible driver for this device. You can also hit Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click on Update All).

You can also use Driver Easy to uninstall drivers (also Pro version required). This is useful especially when you are trying to remove any driver causing trouble and reinstall it.

3) Contact Acer support

If you have tried methods above and the issue persists, you may need to consider it as a hardware problem. In this case, you should have your laptop repaired or replaced. You can call Acer support and ask them for further assistance.

  • Jonny Lin

    Hi Ratan,
    Thank you for sharing this.