Touch pad issues on Acer® Aspire
A touchpad is a pointing device used mainly for laptops. This is a very convenient pointing tool and it is very easy to use since all you have to do is move your fingers on the pad and the fingers will serve as the arrow itself. Compared to the mouse, touchpad is much more helpful. For your Acer Aspire Laptop, it is essential to have a fully functioning touchpad to ensure mobility. The concept of mobility is essential for those who are on the move. However, sometimes, problems could occur that could damage this device, here are the common issues regarding the touchpad and how to address them:
- Driver issues with the Acer Aspire
- Hardware problems with the Acer Aspire
- Points to keep in mind while using the touchpad of Acer Aspire
Driver issues with the Acer Aspire
Device drivers are essential software components that are installed for the proper functioning of the Acer Aspire. The device drivers can sometimes be included in a disk storage device or for the case of the Acer Aspire, it is already installed and ready for use. However if the touchpad suddenly starts malfunctioning, it could mean that the drivers are old or outdated. Check out the new drivers from the Acer website or check the manufacturer of the touchpad to see if there are new drivers available for download and installation. Make sure to use the right drivers per OS to ensure that the driver will work on your system.
Hardware problems with the Acer Aspire
Hardware issues can be a reason as to why the touchpad could experience lack of functionality. The spring mechanism of the buttons could also lose its tension or it could get displaced. If this happens, the touchpad would be difficult to handle. If the icon of the touchpad in the icon tray disappears, it could mean that the device is not recognized so check if the drivers were removed accidentally or if the hardware is not being recognized.
Always take care of the touchpad and do not put heavy objects on top of it. Just like any other electronic device, the touchpad for Acer Aspire can get damaged or destroyed.