|A broken laptop touch pad can be much more difficult to deal |
with than something simple like missing laptop keys or even a
broken laptop screen. Both of which can be simply replaced if
the problem is simple enough.
The first thing to do if you are faced with this problem is check
if the touch pad hasn't been accidentally disabled by mistake.
Follow these instructions to check, you can use the keyboard
or an external USB mouse.
Please note that due to different laptop brands and operating
systems, these instructions may differ slightly.
Navigate to the control panel (Start Menu > Settings > Control
Double-click the Mouse icon
Select the Touchpad tab
This will bring up your manufacturers touch pad settings
Find the setting that gives you the option to enable or disable
the touch pad and make sure enable is selected
If disable was selected, switch it to enable
Before you exit, check that another setting similiar to 'Disable
touch pad when external USB mouse is detected' is not