How to Unlock the Touchpad on a Lenovo

By Dan Howard

Like most modern laptops, IBM/Lenovo laptops feature a built-in touchpad that you can use as a substitute for an external mouse device. If you experience a non-functional or "locked" touchpad, then you have one of two possible problems; either the touchpad's drivers are corrupt or a user has manually locked the touchpad. In either case, you can unlock your touchpad and restore it to functionality quickly.

Reinstall Touchpad Driver

Step 1

Open your web browser and paste the following URL in the address bar:http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/vn/en/DriversDownLoads/drivers_show_120.html

Step 2

Click the "Download" button and then click "I agree" to save the Lenovo touchpad driver installation file to your computer.

Step 3

Double-click the EXE file that you downloaded. Doing so opens the driver's installation wizard.

Step 4

Follow the on-screen prompts to re-install your Lenovo's touchpad drivers. If your locked touchpad is due to a corrupt or outdated device driver, then your touchpad is now unlocked and functional.

Activate Touchpad

Step 1

Hold the Windows logo key and press the R key to open a run command box.

Step 2

Type "control mouse" in the box and press Enter. The Mouse Properties control panel window opens.

Step 3

Click the "Device Settings" tab.

Step 4

Click the Lenovo Touchpad in the "Devices" list and click the "Enable" button to activate the Touchpad.

Step 5

Click the "OK" button to save your changes. Your Lenovo's touchpad is unlocked and ready for use.

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