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It's clicking and moving by itself when I try to do anything. for example when I try to move my mouse it'll highlight text or when I move the mouse up it goes left and then up.

Is this a driver issue, if so how do I fix this?! it's not permanent either because sometimes it works fine
 

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The times I've seen that it has been faulty touchpads. Depending on the model, they might be pretty cheap and easy to replace.
 
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The times I've seen that it has been faulty touchpads. Depending on the model, they might be pretty cheap and easy to replace.
Thought so, I don't think I'll buy refurbished again haha
 

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Thought so, I don't think I'll buy refurbished again haha
Why not? It's not like new laptops can't have these problems.
 

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My new machine has this exact issue.
 
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It's a gamble with these things. It can be a good refurbished and faulty new one :) You just need to get lucky with one :)
 

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It's a gamble with these things. It can be a good refurbished and faulty new one :) You just need to get lucky with one :)
I wouldn't call it gambling since the vast majority of both refurbs and new machines work well. The gamlbing part is getting a faulty one. :)
 
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Why not? It's not like new laptops can't have these problems.
Yeah true but mine didn't have a one year warranty like it would if it were new. I got it on Newegg and had it brought back to the UK
 
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have you tried adjusting the sensitivity of the touchpad?
 

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Yeah true but mine didn't have a one year warranty like it would if it were new. I got it on Newegg and had it brought back to the UK
what computer is it?
 
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It's clicking and moving by itself when I try to do anything. for example when I try to move my mouse it'll highlight text or when I move the mouse up it goes left and then up.

Is this a driver issue, if so how do I fix this?! it's not permanent either because sometimes it works fine
try to uninstall the driver first, could be from that
 

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did this work

sorry about your track pad get well soon first post In 3 years testing
 
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my laptops touchpad sucks ass so i went and bought the zalman in my sig and havent bothered with the touchpad since. My issue was driver related so i just disabled the damn thing in bios and with usb detection in software package
 
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what computer is it?
Acer Aspire S3

try to uninstall the driver first, could be from that
Alright, just in device manager? how will I reinstall it btw?

have you tried adjusting the sensitivity of the touchpad?
yeah I reduced it a bit, but I don't like it too low when I have to poke the trackpad to get it to click.

edit: I tried reducing it to the lowest possible setting but same problem
 
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yeah I reduced it a bit, but I don't like it too low when I have to poke the trackpad to get it to click
if you are familiar with dismantling laptops, i recommend you to take a look at below the trackpad (inside the laptop).
i faced similar issue with asus netbook n when i remove one spacer (there was originally 2 spacers) trackpad usability improve significantly.
 

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mouse

I never use those things mouse only razer