Why does the hp laptop touch not work and what to do with it?
Touch panel. An important laptop control body. This is a compromise between mobility and convenience. But sometimes she stops working. Consider several reasons that lead to such consequences and, accordingly, ways to eliminate them.
The touch panel may not respond to wet or stained hands. Even pollution of its surface interferes with normal work. A cotton swab, slightly moistened with soapy liquid, and dry tissue after help will help remove everything unnecessary from its surface.
Turning on and disconnecting the touchpad using BIOS
BIOS. Software, which contains all the information about the equipment of the computer and manage some of its settings. In order to make sure that the touchpad is included in the initial settings of the laptop, you need to go to BIOS. When the laptop is turned on for a moment, a hint appears about how to go to BIOS, it can be the keys F1. F2 and del.
After entering the BIOS, do not change any parameters that you do not know about. Rasisable actions with this tool can disrupt the operation of the laptop.
In the BIOS menu, you need to find the item “Internal Pointing Devices”, its value should be set in the “Enabled” position. If the “Disabled” value is set, it means that it is disconnected. After that, it may be necessary to repeat the inclusion procedure using functional keys.
How to turn on the touchpad on the ASUS laptop?
Click the key combination, fn button in the upper row, indicating the turning on the shutdown of the touchpad. On ASUS Most often FN F9 or FN F7.
How to turn on the touchpad on the Lenovo laptop
- The first way if you are the owner of the Lenovo laptop, then you should click on your gadget FN F8 keys combination
- The second method is pressed on the “Control Panel”. “Mouse”. “device parameters” on the laptop
- The third way in some models of laptops can be turned on the touch panel by going on the BIOS menu.
How to enable the touch screen on Windows 10?
Here’s how to enable the touch screen in Windows 10:
- Press the search window on the taskbar.
- Enter the device manager.
- Click the device manager.
- Click on the arrow next to the devices of the human interaction.
- Click HID-compatible touch screen.
- Press the action in the upper part of the window.
- Click on the device.
VAIO control center
The method works on VAIO laptops. If the keyboard does not have a button for turning on or disconnecting the touchpad:
- Open the “Control Panel” → “Equipment and Sound” → “Devices and Printer”.
- Find and open your laptop in the device list.
Additionally, on Windows 10, check the touchpad settings via “Start” → “Parameters” → “Devices” → tab “Mouse and touch panel”. Below there is a button to open additional mouse settings. On the equipment tab, find your touchpad and look in properties so that it is not disconnected.
How to turn on the touchpad on the Windows laptop
The activation method depends on how the touchpad was disconnected. If before he worked normally, without failures, check the system for viruses. Some of them can block any processes and services related to the work of TouchPad. In this case, we perform the following points:
- We enter the tasks dispatcher, in the Active Programs section.
- If, in addition to the applications that are displayed on the panel, there are other open ones. We remove the task.
- We go to the list of processes and look for suspicious lines. Processes whose names consist of random signs (for example, “1F2C40Q8498O67V” or similar) is better to complete. Before that, find out what this process launched. Check in antivirus and delete if the results are negative (Figure 2). Make a deep scan with Avast antivirus.
If such manipulations did not help. It is shown below how to turn on the touchpad on the Windows or Mac laptop.
Reboot the laptop
Without controversy, the fastest and most elementary option is restart. Works without a guarantee, but on all laptops and OS. During prolonged work with data, errors and interruptions may occur, as a result of which the services responsible for the performance of the touchpad sensors (Figure 3) can be disconnected.
When the user turns off and starts PC, everything turns on again, and normal work resumes. If you use a portable touchpad. First try to turn it off, and then the computer. If such a “light start” did not help, we move on to more effective and reliable ways to restore TouchPad.
We use hot tapepad inclusion keys
On new models, you can turn on the touchpad on the laptop keyboard. It sounds non.Standard, but activating it is no more difficult than changing the layout. In the settings of key combinations, you can view which combinations are responsible for. They can be modified for yourself. According to the standard, this is a Function (FN) key combination, which is only on laptops and service-F1-F12.
Different numbers are assigned for a certain manufacturer. There are special icons on modern keyboards. The desired button will depict a crossed small touchpade. If you can’t find or there are no icons, we turn on:
HP is also a popular company, but the peculiarity of the touchpad is that the combinations do not exist. Shut off manually, built.In button. It is located near the sensors or on the bottom of the device. If it is not, there must be a small recess (Figure 4).
There is a small fossa in the upper left corner of the sensor, pressing it twice, you can deactivate it. Different combinations are suitable for MSI and other unexplored laptops, so try and select each of the above. Thus, you can turn on the touchpad of the laptop Windows 10, 8, 7 and others, early OS.
Touchpad in BIOS
In the event that the above methods do not work. We turn to systemic settings and try to resume the functionality of TouchPad there. Before entering BIOS. Remember that any parameters that you change there can significantly change the computer (for example, if you greatly change the processor frequency. The temperature will also rise very much or drop off), so carefully follow the steps and do not touch unfamiliar points.
So, to turn on the touchpad of the laptop in the BIOS, turn off the PC. Run and during loading the OS enter BIOS. This is done with a combination of keys. For each manufacturer of computers, it is also different. Most often it is del or f2. After entering the menu, find the ADVANCED item (expanded) and cross.
We change the line of the Internet point device (this is the touch panel. In different versions of Bios, this name may vary, so use the translator, if you can’t translate yourself) from Disabled (inactively) to Enabled (actively). Now on the main page we save and start the computer. We recommend updating the available drivers before setting up BIOS. You can find all the necessary drivers on our website in a special section of the driver for Windows.
Note: If the field has already been activated, most likely the problem is in the drivers.
Updating the drivers of the touchpad
To get started, look, whether the TouchPad system sees at all. “Perform). If there is no driver on the list, we load it. Download on the Internet and install. If you do not know how to do it, we load Driver Pack Solution. This software will automatically load and install the right drivers. After starting the program, we go to the “expert regime” and remove the checkmarks from everything that you do not need. After, restart the computer and check (Figure 5).
If you plan to buy yourself a portable TouchPad, then order yourself the same company as the device. Thus, there will be no special problems with drivers and compatibility.
Option of how to turn on the touchpad on a laptop or disconnect it
Some laptop models have a small recess in the corner of the touchpad. This is the on/disable button of the touch panel. By pressing it twice, you activate the touchpad or turn off if it was turned on. This is very convenient, although such a button is not provided in all models of portable portable computers.
The HP laptop may have a sensitive place on the left in the upper corner of the touchpad. If double pressing does not help, try another option. Hold your finger for a few seconds in this place
2 hot keys to enable or disable the touchpad on a laptop
In other laptops to turn on/off the touchpad, click the combination of the FN keys and one of the upper row F1-F12. The FN key is usually located in the lower left corner of the laptop keyboard. Which of the F1-F12 keys to press, you can judge by the pictograms applied to them, which are made in the same color, style as the FN key.
The icon of turning on/off the touch panel usually has the appearance of this touch panel. A rectangle with rounded corners (image of the “site”), under which two small rectangles are shown (as if buttons, left and right mouse button for cam. Rice. 1) and above all this is a cross, like the letter “x”, meaning “turn off”. But there may be other mnemonic pictures of the sensory panel. Here, computers’ manufacturers are trying as they can.
For the Sony VAIO laptop, turn off/turn on the touchpad using the FNF1 keys. Once pressed on two FNF1 keys and thereby turned off the touchpad. With repeated press on FNF1, the touchpad will be turned on again.
Hot keys for turning on or disconnecting a touch panel for different models of laptops:
ASUS FN F9 or FN FN 7
Lenovo Ctrl F6, or FN F6 or F5 F8
Option 3: turn on/disable the touchpad through parameters in Windows 10
In a laptop with Windows 10, you can use another possibility of turning on and disconnecting a touch mouse. To do this, open the parameters:
Number 1 on rice. 3. Click on the icon with a magnifying glass to search for parameters on our device.
2 in Fig. 3. We collect “parameters” without quotes.
Number 3 on rice. 3. The result of the search will be visible from above. These are “parameters”. Click on the inscription, a window of parameters presented below:
We open the “devices” in front of us will appear a window with a list of devices in the left column:
Click the “touch panel” (1 on rice. 5). Then it should be checked so that the switch is in the “v.”(2 on rice. 5). Then the panel will be enabled.
Also check the presence of a checkmark opposite the option “Do not turn off the touch panel when connecting the mouse” if you need. If you remove the box, then the built.In touchpad will be turned off automatically, without warning when connecting to the outer mouse laptop. In principle, someone can be useful for someone to automatically disconnect the built-in mouse.
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And if the touchpad needs to be turned off, the switch is transferred to the “Otkl.”(2 on rice. 5).
Option 4: We are looking for a touchpad in the BIOS settings
If for some reason the described methods cannot turn on or disable the touchpad with a special button, or using functional keys, or using Winndows 10 settings, then this can be done through the BIOS settings.
To access these settings, you need to pinch the F2 or DEL key during laptop starting. As a rule, when the screen is turned on, a hint is displayed which key to press. It must be remembered that this hint appears for a very short time. And you need to press this key at the moment when the hint is displayed. Otherwise, it will be impossible to go to the BIOS settings program, you will need to restart the laptop.
In the BIOS settings we find the Pointing Device. Change its value to Enabled (literal translation of “inclusive”) if you want to turn on the touchpad, or on Disabled (literal translation “turned off”). To turn off the device. Then go out with the preservation (as a rule, this BIOS settings menu look like “Save Exit” or “Exit with Saving”) so that the changes come into force.
With the BIOS settings you need to be careful, especially if you don’t know what this or that option is for. You can even rebuild the computer settings to such an extent that it will not be possible to fix it. Here he is, this BIOS “insidious”.
5 Instructions for the laptop to help
Another way to find information on the question of where you can disable/turn on the touchpad on a laptop. For this, an instruction for your laptop may come in handy. It is usually stored not in paper, but in electronic form. You can find the instructions on the hard drive C: the laptop, as a rule, in the Documentation folder, but not necessarily in it.
When all 5 options do not work
So, the touchpad is easy to turn on and disable. But if the described methods of the touch panel cannot be turned on, then probably,
- The device is faulty,
- Either drivers have not been installed, for example, as a result of reinstalling the operating system. I wanted to, instead of the “native” XP (that is, “sewn” by the manufacturer in the device at the time of its sale), install the seven, or instead of the “native” seven. An eight or ten.
What to do with a non.Working touchpad
Reloading, and turning the touchpad
And so, the first advice is banal. Reboot the laptop (.: During rebooting, the initialization of all devices occurs again and a number of errors will simply be eliminated at the stage of loading OS. ).
Next, try to turn on the touchpad. Usually, you need to pinch the FN button and press one of the functional keys:
- For asus: fnf9;
- For Lenovo: FNF5 or FNF8;
- For HP: most often, instead of a combination, you need to make a double click with a finger in the upper left corner of the touchpad ;
- For MSI: FNF3 combination;
- For Samsung: FNF5 or FNF10.
Options for turning on the touchpad on laptops of different brands (ASUS and HP)
Note: By the way, some users note that together with FN on their laptops you need to pinch the Ctrl button! (I myself have not met such laptop models)
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Windows 10 OS settings and mouse properties
If you have Windows 10 OS, be sure to open its parameters (combination of Wini buttons) and double.Check the “device/touch panel” tab.
It can be opened in it./ON. Touchpad, adjust the speed of the cursor, set the mode of operation in parallel with the mouse, etc.
Device section / touch panel / Windows 10
After, go to the Windows control panel (not to be confused with parameters!) and open the section “Equipment and sound/mouse”.
If you have a “native” driver for a touchpad, then in the mouse settings there should be a tab responsible for its work (if it is not. Cm. The next step of the article).
Usually, it has options for its./Obt., The mode of display of the icons and the nature of the behavior when connecting to the USB-port of the mouse.
Tip: try to click on the “Tachpad” button (if it is active), and remove the checkplace from the open. Touchpad when connecting a mouse.
Shutdown of the touchpad when connecting the mouse
The touchpad may not work in view of the lack of a driver in the system (usually this happens after reinstalling the OS, recovery operations, updating drivers, etc.D.).
Despite the fact that the new Windows 10 OS (usually) always automatically puts “its” drivers when connecting any devices to the system. They do not always work correctly, and besides, they do not have a control panel in the mouse settings (which I cited a little higher).
In any case, I would recommend to find out the exact model of the laptop, go to the official website of its manufacturer. And find the driver there for the touchpad (by English. “TouchPad Driver”). An example for the Lenovo device is given below.
Official website Lenovo. We are looking for a driver for a touchpad
By the way, you can view the presence of drivers for certain devices in the device manager. Next to those devices for which there are no drivers. Yellow wax will burn. Sign. Screenshots with examples below.
Mice and other indicating devices. Device Manager
The driver on the video card is installed (left), there is no driver (right)
The touchpad can be disconnected in BIOS/UEFI
In some versions, BIOS/UEFI can be special. Settings that allow you to turn off the touchpad (by the way, just the same began to meet in laptops from ASUS and Acer).
How to enter BIOS (UEFI) on a computer or laptop [Instruction]
Typically, such options are in the “Advanced” section (expanded).
In my example, below (ASUS laptop), it was necessary to translate the Internal Pointing Device (this is a touchpad) in the Enabled mode (T.E. Inclusive). After saving settings (F10 key) and reloading the laptop. The touchpad began to work!
Internal Pointing Device is a touchpad (Enabled. So that inclusive!)
Of course, depending on the model of the laptop and the BIOS version. Your menu may differ somewhat from my example. Be that as it may, look at if you have a device with the name “. Pointing. ” (or “. Touchpad “).
If the operating instructions are preserved, it may have a decoding of all the parameters of your version of BIOS/UEFI.
Disconnect the sensory keyboard service
This recommendation is relevant for devices with a touch screen.
In some cases, due to incorrect operation of the sensory keyboard service, the touchpad may not be inaccessible. And so you should try to turn it off (this, of course, is a “crutch”, but as a temporary measure. Why not?!).
However, sometimes it happens that the touchpad in HP Elitebook or began to brake, t.E. The response slowed down, or stopped working at all
Actually, it is better to read about a full.Scale qualified HP repairs here on the site, but we will try to briefly tell about the main software problems of the sensory panels of the HP laptops of the Elitebook series and some methods for their elimination.
- It is not possible to scroll (scroll), for example, a page of a site or document;
- The cursor suddenly jumps into the angle of the screen or abruptly jumps from place to place;
- Programs/files/folders open on their own.
These are, as it were, symptoms, now about what can cause incorrect operation of the touch panel in HP Elitebook. In order and in more detail:
Using functional keys
HP Elitebook, however, like most mobile PCs of this class, is equipped with a rather large set of functional keys, each of which, when pressed, activates certain processes in the operating system of the machine. In particular, the F8 ″ button is just used to turn on/off the laptop touchbar. Therefore, if you press it, then the touchpad is simply deactivated and stops responding to gestures and touch. Of course, to turn on the panel, you need to press F8.
Random pressing the shutdown button
Another reason for improper operation of the HP Elitebook touch panel may be a random pressing the laptop shutdown button. After such a press, the touchpad manages to disconnect, it can be activated again by rebooting the laptop, t.E. Repeated pressing the shutdown button.
Incorrectly installed software
Problems in the operation of the HP Elitebook touch panel are often observed after installing it. The only correct solution in this case will be a complete reinstallation of the entire software package with a preliminary verification of the compatibility of all programs specifically with this laptop model and the version used by the operating system. You can always find and download the required drivers on the official HP website.
Outdated and/or incompatible drivers touchpad
Old or damaged drivers can also affect the quality of the HP Elitebook touch panel. In order to avoid problems, you should check the update from time to time, or configure automatic verification and loading of new versions by.
As you can see, in many cases, the problems with the touchpad of the HP Elitebook laptop are eliminated quite simply if you correctly determine the reason for their occurrence. However, if you do not manage to independently identify the cause of the malfunctions in the work of the panel, then in this case it is better to seek advice and help to the specialists of the service center.