How Do I Unfreeze My Laptop Touchpad?

This is probably because you have accidentally triggered the touchpad lock.

This function prevents your laptop’s touchpad from misinterpreting any taps as finger movements while typing on your computer.

When this happens pressing keys can result in the mouse cursor moving around which is very frustrating!

If the cursor won’t stop moving even after disabling your laptop’s touchpad lock then it could be due to a hardware failure with either your laptop’s track-pad or track-point.

If that’s the case then there are two possible solutions I would recommend trying:

1) You may want to consider replacing your laptop’s touchpad and track-point if that is the source of the problem.

To learn how to do this please read our related article linked below.

2) If you’re having problems with the track-point in addition to the cursor freezing up after you disable your laptop’s touch padlock then it would be a good idea to get your track-point checked out by a professional.

Is My Laptop’s Touchpad Broken?

To find out try to disable your touchpad lock or temporarily remove the laptop’s battery.

If you restart it and everything is fine then there was probably some sort of hardware failure with your laptop’s track-point.

If disabling the touchpad lock enabled your computer to work normally again then there may be a problem with the way that the touchpad is registering taps during typing.

How Do I Disable My Laptop’s Trackpad?

Press the “Fn” key on your keyboard before using your touchpad (the key with all of those letters/symbols on it).

This will make it so that your laptop’s trackpad should only respond to certain taps rather than any that you make with your fingers.

If you’re still having problems after pressing the “Fn” key before using your touchpad it could be because the option you selected is conflicting with something else on your computer.

If this seems to be the case try restarting your computer and trying again.

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