If the screen rotation feature on your laptop is not functioning properly, you can try the following steps to fix it:
- Check the keyboard shortcuts: Many laptops have keyboard shortcuts to enable or disable the screen rotation feature. Look for a combination of keys on your keyboard, such as “Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Keys” or a specific key with an icon resembling a rotated screen. Press the appropriate key combination to see if it activates or deactivates the screen rotation.
- Use the display settings: Right-click on the desktop and select “Display settings” or “Screen resolution.” Look for an option related to screen rotation or orientation. Depending on your operating system (Windows, macOS, etc.), the exact location and wording may vary. Adjust the screen orientation settings to the desired rotation.
- Update graphics drivers: Outdated or incompatible graphics drivers can cause issues with screen rotation. Visit the manufacturer’s website for your laptop model and download the latest graphics drivers for your operating system. Install the drivers and restart your laptop. Check if the screen rotation feature is now working correctly.
- Calibrate the sensors (for convertible or touchscreen laptops): Some laptops have built-in sensors that detect the orientation of the device. If these sensors are not calibrated correctly, it can affect the screen rotation. Look for a sensor calibration tool or utility provided by your laptop manufacturer. Follow the instructions to calibrate the sensors properly.
- Restart the laptop: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve temporary software glitches that may be affecting the screen rotation. Save your work and restart the laptop to see if the issue is resolved.
- Check for third-party software conflicts: Certain third-party software applications, particularly those related to graphics or display settings, can interfere with the screen rotation feature. Temporarily disable or uninstall any recently installed software that might be causing conflicts. Restart the laptop and test the screen rotation again.
- Perform a system restore (Windows): If the screen rotation feature was working correctly before but suddenly stopped functioning, you can try restoring your system to a previous state using the System Restore feature in Windows. Search for “System Restore” in the Start menu, follow the prompts, and choose a restore point from before the issue occurred.
If none of the above solutions work, it may indicate a hardware problem with your laptop’s sensors or display. In such cases, contacting the manufacturer’s support or taking your laptop to a professional technician for repair may be necessary.