Acer Nitro 5 touchpad not working: How to Fix?

With Acer Nitro 5 laptop, many of the users are facing issues related to touchpad malfunctioning. Since using touchpad on a laptop is a very important actions while working, an issue related to it is very irritating and leads to all sorts of delay in completing any task. Acer Nitro 5 touchpad not working issue can occur on a new laptop as well as on an old one. It get totally unresponsive and or get stuck while moving the cursor.

With most laptops, if an issue related to touchpad occurs then it is primarily because of driver’s issues. Probably the driver is not compatible or is obsolete. Hopefully, if you update to a compatible and updated touchpad driver, the Acer Nitro 5 touchpad will start working fine. In the blog, some tips and steps have been recommended to help your Acer Nitro 5 touchpad drive work fine.

Get Windows Updates

Frist of all, start with checking the Windows updates. If there is any latest OS update for your laptop model then download it immediately. The Steps are as follow

Open Settings > Update & Security

Select “Windows Update” and click on “Check for Updates”

If the updates are available then system will automatically begin process. Wait for few minutes to get the update completed and then restart the work-station

Reinstall Acer Nitro 5 Touchpad Driver

In order to reinstall the driver, you first have to uninstall that is already there in the work-station.

Open “Device Manager” and expand “Mic and other devices”. Select the driver that you need to uninstall by right click and select “Uninstall Devices”.

Again click on “Uninstall” for confirmation and then restart the PC.

Next time when you open the work-station, it will automatically restore or install the deleted driver with its compatible version.

Update the TouchPad Driver

Go to “Device Manager” > “Mic and other pointing devices” right click on the touchpad driver that is to update and right click on “Properties”

In the “Driver” tab, click on “Update driver”.

Select “Search automatically for drivers”

Updating the touchpad driver fixes the malfunctioning of touchpad including the “unresponsiveness”. However if the problem still persists, go to the next step.

Try Using an Older Driver

Go to “Device Manager” > Expand “Mic and other pointer devices”.

Right click on the touchpad driver and select Properties.

Click on “Driver” tab and select “Roll Back Driver” option

Restart the work-station and hopefully the touchpad will work fine

Get the Appropriate Compatible Driver Using Software

Sometime it happens that PC fails to find the compatible driver for the peripheral devise by default. So, in such case you can either go the official website of the manufacturer to find and install the driver. Or the other simple way is to use a third-party driver installer.

⇓ Get Automatic Driver Update Tool

With automatic tool, there is no manual steps involvement. It will automatically scan and fix the driver you want. With very less effort, the overall PC performance gets boosted. It is very common with the generic drivers that they are not properly updated by the system and hence problems like Acer Nitro 5 touchpad not working occurs.

On the other hand, searching for the right driver manually on the manufacture website is a tedious task. So, when you use an automated assistance to find the correct driver, things gets very easy.


It has been tried the best to provide you all the possible solutions to fix Acer Nitro 5 touchpad not working issue. You can try executing each steps one by one and see which one works for you. If you find this article helpful then do share this on your social media handles. Stay connected with us to read more solution oriented articles like this.

Sakshi Anant Author