A non-working laptop touchpad is a real pain.
If it’s only just stopped working, try switching your machine off and back on again. That sounds like a cop out, but it could be all your laptop needs.
If that doesn’t work, try this.
Has it been accidentally disabled?
It is possible you have disabled it accidentally. This usually happens when the Fn key is depressed along with another key. This would probably have been one of the function keys. As to which one, that will be different for different laptops.
Start by looking out for a symbol that could represent your touchpad on one of the function keys. Or you could Google your model and “disable touchpad” to see if that helps.
If that doesn’t work, check your touchpad settings.
It could be the driver
If none of the above help, it may mean you need a new driver. Go to your laptop’s manufacturers website and search “touchpad driver” to see if there is one you can download and install.
Still not working
If all else fails, you could be looking at a hardware problem. That means either sending your laptop off for repair or buying an external mouse to get around the problem.
Hopefully, one of those suggestions has helped you get over your unresponsive touchpad problem.
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