What is touchpad?

The main "trick" of working with a laptop is that it does not have to connect a mouse to control the cursor in laptops using the touchpad, which is also called the touchpad. But there are situations when the touch panel breaks down, and normally work with the laptop does not work.

The touchpad is the touchpad, which responds to the movement of the user's finger and moves the cursor. First, this device seems to be awkward, but you quickly get used to it, and it seems that it is even a better computer mouse. But this is the main problem – the user gets used to the touchpad, and the mouse no longer enjoys. And then suddenly the touchpad stops working. And mouse at hand. And what to do in this case?

Looking for the cause of failure of the touchpad

Most often, the touch pad stops to respond to touch because of the pollution. Cleaning the touchpad is carried out using soapy swab, after that it should be wiped with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Do not forget that the panel does not respond to oily or wet hands.

Also the problem with the panel can occur when the settings adjusted too high sensitivity. To change these settings in the "Mouse" control panel.

If not working not the entire panel, and some of its functions – scrolling or moving the cursor it is necessary to check the touchpad drivers. For this, you need to go to the shortcut properties of "My computer" and select "device Manager". If the touchpad there does not seem – possible that the driver had not been installed. To find the driver on the disk that comes with the laptop or on the manufacturer's website. It is very important that the version of the driver was higher than 1.0. Quite often, the standard drivers are installed correctly.

If the touch pad does not work in General, then you first need to check the most simple things. For example, the touchpad may just be disabled. To include a touch panel in several ways:

- use a combination of Fn+ one of the keys F1 through F12;

- use the button to enable/disable touchpad (if any);

- enable the touchpad with the utility, which is hidden in the tray;

- disable the mouse, that the machine will include a touchpad.

Finally, the last option is that the touchpad is broken. Over time, everything breaks down.

So, in order to identify the cause of the malfunction of the touch panel it is necessary to exclude first the most simple cause, and if nothing helps – then you need to contact the service center.