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Enable and Disable HP Touchpad

The HP Probook series comes equipped with an indicator light that changes depending on the status of your touchpad. The main function of these lights is to keep your computer safe.This article will show you how to enable or disable the touchpad of your HP laptop. We will also teach you to differentiate between the different indicator lights on your laptop's touchpad.

Lock or Unlock HP Touchpad

Next to the touchpad, you should see a small LED (orange or blue). This light is your touchpad's sensor. Simply double-tap on the sensor to enable your touchpad.

You can disable your touchpad by double-tapping on the sensor again.

HP Touchpad Indicator Lights

If the yellow/orange/blue light is ON, it indicates that your touchpad is locked. This status indicates that the pointer and the use of your touchpad is disabled. It is not indicative of an error or hardware failure.

The sensor LED light needs to be switched OFF in order to activate the touchpad. Double-tap the sensors or the touchpad to unlock it. As soon as you do so, the light will switch itself off.

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Double tapping the sensor light solved it for me. Thanks for sharing this guys.

This was a perfectly simple solution to fix the issue, thanks

Thank you so much. Almost devastated wondering what went wrong.

Thank you! Although pretty logical, I’d bet I’ve been mystified by a locked touchpad before. At least I thought to “google” for a solution fairly quickly this time…

You just saved me some real bucks????
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