Check the Settings
The first thing you should do when you notice the trackpad on your MacBook not working is to check the settings. Go to System Preferences and click on Trackpad. Make sure that all the settings are correct.
Restart Your MacBook
Sometimes, restarting your MacBook can fix the problem. To restart, click on the Apple menu and select Restart. Wait for your MacBook to restart and check if the trackpad is working.
Check for Updates
If your MacBook is not up-to-date, it can cause problems with the trackpad. Check for updates by clicking on the Apple menu and selecting About This Mac. Click on Software Update and download any available updates.
Reset the SMC
If the trackpad on your MacBook is still not working, you can try resetting the SMC (System Management Controller). To do this, shut down your MacBook and unplug it from the power source. Hold down the Shift, Control, and Option keys along with the power button for 10 seconds. Release the keys and turn on your MacBook.
Check for Physical Damage
Sometimes, physical damage can cause the trackpad on your MacBook not to work. Check for any cracks or damage on the trackpad. If there is any damage, you may need to take your MacBook to an authorized repair center.
Calibrate the Trackpad
Calibrating the trackpad can also fix the problem. Go to System Preferences and click on Trackpad. Click on the Calibrate button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Check for Third-Party Apps
Third-party apps can sometimes interfere with the trackpad on your MacBook. Check for any recently installed apps and uninstall them. Restart your MacBook and check if the trackpad is working.
Reset the PRAM
Resetting the PRAM (Parameter Random Access Memory) can also fix the problem. Shut down your MacBook and turn it on. Hold down the Command, Option, P, and R keys until you hear the startup sound twice.
Q: Why is my trackpad not working?
A: There could be several reasons why your trackpad is not working. It could be a software issue, physical damage, or a third-party app interfering with the trackpad.
Q: Can I fix the trackpad myself?
A: It depends on the cause of the problem. If it is a software issue, you can try the solutions mentioned in this article. If it is physical damage, you may need to take your MacBook to an authorized repair center.
Q: How long does it take to fix the trackpad?
A: It depends on the cause of the problem and the availability of parts. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to fix the trackpad.
The trackpad is an essential part of your MacBook, and it can be frustrating when it stops working. We hope the solutions mentioned in this article help you fix the problem. If the problem persists, you may need to take your MacBook to an authorized repair center.