Hola, I know why you are here; it is probably because your Acer Aspire 5s is showing touchpad issues right. Let me tell you, my friend, that you are definitely in the right place. Today we will be showing you how to solve Acer aspire 5s core touchpad problem in windows 10. We will be showing you how to fix different issues that you may be having on your Acer Aspire 5s’ touchpad these problems could come in different forms i.e., your touchpad not working at all, the pointer is moving either too slow or blazing fast when you try to move it across the screen, or the pointer keeps randomly dancing around the screen. In case you are unable to resolve the issue of your laptop’s touchpad even after trying all methods explained below. In that scenario taking your laptop to a local hardware repair shop would help for further analysis.
Acer Aspire 5s is a calculated mixture of style, power, and portability. The device is powered by Intel Whiskey lake 8th Gen Core i3 processor with a screen size of 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, and the device is loaded with Acer TrueHarmony technology for a cool audio experience. By comparison, there is a model of Acer they call E 15, which also has a 15.6-inch display, but the weight of that device is around 5 pounds more than Acer Aspire 5s.
What makes Acer different from the other leading brands is the concept of “All the performance, none of the glory”. Acer puts its user’s money more on internal performance, not on the things like shiny metal back surface or high-res touchscreen and the best thing it is budget-friendly. A laptop of similar configuration of other leading brands like Dell, HP will cost you comparatively more. Acer 5s has a sleek and lightweight aluminum design, and the device can be laid at an angle of 180 degrees. According to Acer, this laptop has a battery life of up to 12 hours and comes preloaded with Windows 10.
PROS OF ACER ASPIRE 5s
– Perfect looks
– Value for Money / Budget Friendly
– Audio Quality
CONS OF ACER ASPIRE 5S
– Not good for high-end games
– No Backlit keyboard
Before going to the tutorial part, I will give a little brief on what basically a touchpad in the laptop is. Reading this part is not mandatory, but I do recommend you to read this because I am sure reading this will indirectly help you in the tutorial part. A Touchpad also called a glide pad or a glide point or pressure-sensitive tablet or a trackpad is basically an input device found in a laptop or sometimes in some keyboards. It allows the user to move a cursor with their finger. An external mouse alternative.
The basic mechanism is as you move your finger across the sometimes shiny or matt surface, the mouse cursor moves in that same direction. Like most of the external mouse, it also has two buttons Left and Right for left and right click respectively. This concept of the touchpad was first invented by George E. Gerpheide in the year 1988. Apple computer was the first to license and use the touchpad in its famous Powerbook laptops in the year 1994. Since then it became one of the essential feature of a portable devices like laptop, notebook.
There are two possible ways your laptop’s touchpad can break bad. The first reason is the most common reason that most of the users face is that it suddenly stopped working may or may not after a software update. Secondly, your touchpad not working at all, the pointer is moving either too slow or blazing fast when you try to move it across the screen, or the pointer keeps randomly dancing around the screen. In this tutorial, we will cover both the cases to solve the Acer aspire 5s core touchpad problem in windows 10.
First Fix, for those whose touchpad is not at all working: Tap the “Fn” + “F7” button of your Acer Aspire 5s and then try and see if the touchpad is working or not.
Second Fix: Fixing the issue in BIOS. Shut down your laptop and then turn the on by tapping on the power button and then press the “F2” button continuously and it will land you on the BIOS menu. By using the right arrow key go to the “Main” tab. Then using the down arrow key move down to the option “TOUCHPAD” hit enter and choose the “Basic” option. Hit “F10” then it will ask you to save the configuration, hit enter. After booting the device check whether the touchpad is working or not.
Third Fix: Try any driver updating software like Driver Max. Sometimes due to driver, the touchpad show some problems. Here is the link to the Driver Max. After installation of Driver-Max go to the scan driver option and check for any out-of-date or missing touchpad driver. In case you find any do update. Note: Driver Max free version allows two drivers installation within 24 hours.
If the above three fixes don’t work, then my friend we will suggest you to take your device to a local repair shop. I hope you liked the tutorial do tell us in the comment below on which method worked and in case you found out a new method do notify us so that we can update that method too. Don’t forget to subscribe to our website Tech Decoders for more tutorials.