The Acer Aspire is a laptop model that has a built-in "mouse pad," also called a "touchpad." The user runs his or her finger across the mouse panel to move the cursor. If your mouse pad no longer responds to your touch, it may be due to a build-up of dirt and grease. Another common problem is having an outdated or damaged mouse pad driver. These problems can be quickly resolved without having to take apart the laptop.
- Skill level:
Hold down the "Fn" key, which is found at the bottom left corner of the keyboard.
Press the "F7" key once while holding the "Fn" key.
Look for a message that says "touchpad enabled."
Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "System and Maintenance" > "Device Manager."
Double-click on "Mice and other pointing devices" to expand the options.
Right-click "Synaptics Touchpad" and then click "Search automatically for updated driver software." Wait for the computer to scan and install new drivers.
Restart your laptop.
Tips and warnings
- Clean the touchpad with rubbing alcohol if it appears greasy or dirty.
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