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Laptop trackpad/touchpad acting up

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by El_Mayo, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. El_Mayo

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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
     
  2. Frick

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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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    Thought so, I don't think I'll buy refurbished again haha
     
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    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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    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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    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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    what computer is it?
     
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    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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    Alright, just in device manager? how will I reinstall it btw?

    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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    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
     

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