How to Repair a Mouse Pad on a Acer Aspire

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How to Repair a Mouse Pad on a Acer Aspire
The mouse pad controls the cursor. (adress bar image by Wiktor Osiecki from

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 Another common problem is having an outdated or damaged mouse pad driver.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.

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    Hold down the "Fn" key, which is found at the bottom left corner of the keyboard.

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    Press the "F7" key once while holding the "Fn" key.

  3. 3

    Look for a message that says "touchpad enabled."

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    Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "System and Maintenance" > "Device Manager."

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    Double-click on "Mice and other pointing devices" to expand the options.

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    Right-click "Synaptics Touchpad" and then click "Search automatically for updated driver software." Wait for the computer to scan and install new drivers.

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    Restart your laptop.

Tips and warnings

  • Clean the touchpad with rubbing alcohol if it appears greasy or dirty.

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