How To Clean Touchpad On Laptop


To clean the touchpad on a laptop, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the laptop and unplug it from the power source.
  2. Use a soft cloth, such as a microfiber cloth, to wipe the touchpad and remove any dirt, grime, or skin oils that may have accumulated over time.
  3. If necessary, moisten the cloth with a small amount of water or isopropyl alcohol to help remove stubborn stains or grime. Be careful not to use too much liquid, as it can damage the electronics.
  4. Use a cotton ball or toothpick to clean any dust or debris that may have accumulated around the touchpad.
  5. Dry the touchpad with a clean, dry part of the cloth.
  6. Disinfect the touchpad by using a second microfiber cloth and pouring some drops of isopropyl alcohol or perfume on it. Gently rub the cloth on the touchpad and repeat the process two to three times.
  7. Wait for the touchpad to dry completely before turning the laptop back on.

Important tips to keep in mind while cleaning the touchpad:

  • Avoid using abrasive cloths, paper towels, or tissues, as they can scratch the surface of the touchpad.
  • Never pour any liquid directly onto the touchpad, as it can damage the electronics.
  • Be gentle while cleaning the touchpad and avoid pressing it too hard or scrubbing it too much, as it is a sensitive part of the laptop.
  • If the touchpad still does not respond in the normal, expected way after cleaning, it may be damaged and require replacement.