How to Fix Lenovo Touchpad Not Working


In this post, we will discuss the touchpad not working error on Lenovo laptop. This error is quite annoying as it cannot respond whenever we touch the touchpad. If you have this problem on your Lenovo laptop, the first thing you can do is using an external mouse. Then, you can follow the methods here to fix Lenovo touchpad stops working error.

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How to Fix Lenovo Touchpad Not Working

* Note that, since your touchpad is down, you will need to have another pointing device, like a mouse, to perform the first two methods above.


1) Enable your touchpad

It is possible that you or someone else has accidentally disabled your Lenovo laptop touchpad, and thus your Lenovo touchpad stops working. You can fix this problem by re-enabling the touchpad.

a) Press Windows logo and R keys on the keyboard at the same time to open Run dialog. Then type “control” and hit Enter. This will open Control Panel.

b) In Control Panel, find and open Mouse.

c) On Mouse Properties window, select the last tab. (The last tab is usually for touchpad configuration if you have a touchpad, and its name varies with models of laptop.) Then you should find the switch (a check box or a button) to enable your touchpad.

Enabling touchpad on a ThinkPad laptop
Enabling touchpad on other models of Lenovo laptops

2) Update or reinstall touchpad driver

In many cases, Lenovo touchpad not working problems result from faulty drivers. You need to update or reinstall your touchpad driver to fix problems of this kind. However, dealing with drivers, though necessary, sometimes can be very tricky and time consuming. You have to find the correct drivers suitable for your computer and install it step by step on your own.

In fact, you can leave all these troubles to Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

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You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

a) Download and Install Driver Easy.

b) Run Driver Easy and hit Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

c) Click on the Update button next to the touchpad to download the latest and credible driver for this device. You can also hit Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click on Update All).

You can also use Driver Easy to uninstall drivers (Pro version required). This is useful especially when you are trying to remove any driver causing trouble and reinstall it.

3) Contact Lenovo support

If the methods above cannot help you, the problem may be a hardware problem or something you cannot cope with on your own. In either case, you should find an expert to solve the problem for you. It is strongly recommended that you contact Lenovo customer services. They can help you find an effective solutions or have your laptop repaired or replaced.


The touchpad on your Lenovo laptop should be working properly now. Always remember to update your drivers to avoid you from similar problem in the future. Hope the methods are helpful for you.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to drop in the comments box below. Thank you for reading.


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