If the touchpad on your MacBook laptop is not working, there are several potential causes and solutions to consider. Here are some possible issues and some steps you can try to fix them:
Restart the MacBook: Sometimes a simple restart can fix issues with the touchpad. To restart your MacBook, click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen, then select “Restart.”
Check for software updates: Sometimes a software update can fix issues with the touchpad. Check for updates and install any available updates.
Check the touchpad settings: The touchpad may not be working properly if it is disabled or if the settings are incorrect. To check the touchpad settings, go to the System Preferences app, then select “Trackpad” and make sure the touchpad is enabled. You can also try adjusting the other settings to see if that fixes the issue.
Check for physical damage: If the touchpad has visible signs of physical damage, such as cracks or dents, it may need to be repaired or replaced. If the damage is severe, you may need to take the MacBook to a repair shop or contact Apple for assistance.
Reset the SMC: If the touchpad is not working correctly, you can try resetting the System Management Controller (SMC). To do this, shut down the MacBook, then press and hold the left side Shift-Control-Option keys and the Power button at the same time. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time, then press the power button again to turn the MacBook on. If none of these solutions fix the issue, you may need to try a more advanced troubleshooting method such as restoring the MacBook to its factory settings or contacting Apple for assistance. Keep in mind that these steps can erase all data on the MacBook, so it is important to back up any important files before attempting them.