July 27, 2022

How to fix a mouse

A computer or laptop is an important electronic device that is indispensable in today’s life. Accessories such as mice, keyboards, and headsets are available.Users often encounter some problems during use, such as mice not working, keyboards getting stuck, headsets not adapting, … This article will help you fix some errors related to the computer mouse or touchpad to help users gain more knowledge in using computers.

PART 1: Replace the touchpad

A touchpad is a necessary part of any laptop. This is where you can move the mouse to perform functions on the computer screen. In case the laptop’s touchpad cannot move (touchpad does not work), then try to apply the five ways.

Re-enable the touchpad with the Fn key.

The touchpad drivers have a clever feature that allows users to temporarily disable the touchpad while typing.

However, many people still choose to turn off the touchpad completely manually because sometimes the driver for the touchpad does not always work perfectly or they have a habit of using an external mouse. So, maybe this is the cause of your laptop not recognizing the touchpad.

To fix this situation, you just need to press the Fn key + a certain F key to turn on the touchpad. Typically, there will be a button on the laptop’s keyboard to turn on and off this function, such as Fn + F1 on the Sony VAIO and Fn + F3 on the Asus.

In addition, some other laptops have a switch on the side of the machine to turn the touchpad on and off, and some HP laptops allow users to turn the touchpad on and off by tapping twice on the upper left corner of the touchpad.

how to fix a mouse
how to fix a mouse

Remove any additional mouse drivers.

Although called a touch pad (touchpad), it still needs a driver for the computer system to recognize and control it. Therefore, one of the ways to handle the touchpad mouse not moving is that you need to delete other mouse drivers that have been installed on the computer system so that they do not have driver conflicts with each other. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Select Manage from the My Computer (This PC) menu.

Step 2: Open Device Manager and navigate to Mice and other pointing devices.

Step 3: Right-click on the mouse driver to be removed and select “Uninstall device.”

Replace the touchpad driver

Computers interact with devices through driver software, with laptop touchpads being no exception. Therefore, when there is a phenomenon that the computer does not recognize the touchpad, you can check its driver. Most likely, the driver for the touchpad has not been updated to the latest version.

Usually, manufacturers will release driver update versions to add new features and patch compatibility or sensitivity errors, etc. for the touchpad. Every few months or when you have time, you should visit your laptop’s homepage to download and update the driver for the touchpad.

In addition, another cause of laptop mouse errors is that the computer has a virus. The virus causes the files in the driver for the touchpad to be corrupted or lost, making the mouse work incorrectly or not working. In this case, you just need to download the latest driver for your device’s touchpad and install it.

In some cases, after upgrading the operating system, the touchpad may malfunction because its driver is incompatible or too old compared to the newly updated operating system. Therefore, please proceed to update the touchpad driver by the following:

Step 1: Right-click the “This PC” icon and select “Manage.”

Step 2: Open Device Manager and navigate to System Devices > Synaptics driver.

Depending on your computer, the Synaptics section may be in other sections such as Firmwares or Human Interface Devices.

At the same time, Synaptics will also have different names, such as: Dell TouchPad, Lenovo TouchPad, Lenovo Pointing Device, …

Step 3: Right-click the touchpad driver and select Properties > Update Driver (in the Driver section).

Enable the touchpad in Mouse Properties.

When the laptop touchpad does not work, it may be because the Device Manager has disabled or cannot activate the touchpad. Therefore, you can fix this problem by doing the following:

Step 1: Select Start and then Control Panel.

Step 2: Choose Hardware and Audio Items

Step 3: Select Mouse from the Devices and Printers menu to open the Mouse Properties window.

Step 4: Switch to the Device Settings tab (if available), then select Enable for the displayed touchpad, then select the Ok button to complete.

Turn off the Tablet PC Input Service.

If you use a laptop that can be turned into a tablet and are running Windows 10, it is possible that the reason why the touchpad is not working is because there is a data conflict on the tablet PC. Input Service (called stylus function management tool).

To work around this situation, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Press Windows key + R key to open the “Run” dialog box.

Step 2: Type in “services.msc” and then press Enter (or press the OK button).

Step 3: In the Services tab, find the words “Tablet PC Input Service,” right-click and select Disable.

Mouse not visible error

Clean Boot State is a clean boot mode in which only Windows applications and self-starting applications such as cleaning software and third-party software processes are started.Use this to see if the laptop touchpad is not showing up due to a software conflict or not.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R key combination and then type “msconfig” to access System Configuration.

Step 2: Go to the System Configuration section. In the first section, uncheck “Load Startup Items.”

Step 3: Return to the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services, and then select Disable all to remove the entire process when the computer boots.

Computer mouse error due to wet touchpad

If you let the touchpad get wet, it is easy to damage the basic input tool of this laptop. Because of the design of the touchpad, which is not completely sealed with the body, water can flow inside the device and cause damage to your device.

Therefore, you need to make sure that the surface of the touchpad and your hands are always dry before working with the laptop. Leaving your hands still wet when working with a laptop may cause damage to the device. What you may immediately notice is that the touchpad on your laptop is not working correctly.

Computer mouse error due to hardware

If you have tried all of the above solutions and still cannot solve the problem of your laptop’s mouse error, then your mouse must have a hardware problem.

It’s possible that your mouse pad has been shorted, your contact circuit damaged, I/O chip management error, etc., and the best solution is to bring your laptop to a laptop repair shop.

Some other laptop mouse errors

If the above methods do not work, you should find a way to use 3rd party software to disable the touchpad if you do not have time to reset the device or have not found the cause.

TouchFreeze for Windows is a software that disables the touchpad. It allows you to automatically lock the touchpad when you are using the keyboard. In addition, it also helps to automatically turn on the touchpad when the keyboard is no longer in use. At the same time, it supports compact and simple capacity.

PART 2: Replace the computer mouse

A lot of operations when using a computer involve the mouse. This makes problems with computer mice, including wireless mice, inevitable. Therefore, you should learn seven ways to handle computer mouse-related problems to solve them quickly and effectively.

Switch to another USB port.

If the mouse does not work when using the computer, the first thing you must do is check the USB port. For laptops with more than 2 USB ports, try switching your mouse to another USB port.

Reset the computer.

This is what many people often do when the computer mouse suddenly freezes. Sometimes the reason comes from the operating system you are using, or the driver that supports the mouse is faulty, making the mouse inoperable, so resetting the computer is necessary.

The photosensitive part of the mouse is blocked.

When using an optical mouse (or laser mouse) that accidentally covers the sensor part of the mouse, it will cause the mouse to jump or jump. Turn the mouse upside down and check for any foreign objects that have fallen in; if so, remove them.

The mouse tracking surface is not suitable.

Although most computer mice can work easily on all types of surfaces, there are still a few types of mice that do not support some surfaces well. The easiest way to solve this is to buy a mouse pad right away.

Some problems with wireless mice

-Poor connection: This can only be checked by a technician; you cannot repair it.

-Running out of battery: Wireless mice often work on battery power, but users do not care much about this problem. Sometimes the mouse does not work again because the battery is dead! It is best to have 2-3 spare batteries on hand.

Usually, I update drivers and delete old ones.

Updated drivers are essential. If you can’t do it yourself, bring your laptop to a reputable facility for technical staff to help you!

The laptop has been damaged.

If you’ve tried all the fixes with the mouse and it still doesn’t work, use another mouse and plug it in to your computer. In case the computer still does not recognize the device, there may be a problem with the device. Please bring it to the nearest service center to have it checked. On August 1, 2010, this entry was published.

Above is an article to help you understand the cause as well as instructions on how to effectively fix it when the laptop mouse is frozen. Hopefully, this is useful information and will help you gain more knowledge about computers as well as accessories and laptop devices.

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