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Old 06-28-2011, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Some time ago the fan in my laptop became really loud and there was no other option than to get it fixed. It was still under warranty and I also told them about the keyboard issue I have with it. The thing is that some times while I am typing the cursor for some unknown reason likes to jump around. For instance it may jump many rows up or down and/or sideways. I told the tech guys about this issue but they misunderstood what I was talking about and they just tested every key and when realized they all work they said it was O.K.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the cursor jumping around is your thumbpad or the heel of your hand hitting the touchpad. Disable the touchpad and use a mouse.

if that isn't an option, disable tap to click.
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the cursor jumping around is your thumbpad or the heel of your hand hitting the touchpad. Disable the touchpad and use a mouse.

if that isn't an option, disable tap to click.
Depends if he means the text cursor (the "|") or the mouse cursor.
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Yeah, I mean the text cursor. I have many times observed my self typing to try and spot any mistakes if any I was making but so far I do not think I have noticed any thing that would make the cursor behave like that.
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Try using some canned air to blow out the keyboard; there may be something stuck under the keys (crumbs?).

Could try taking the keyboard off of the laptop and checking the connection to make sure its secure as well.
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I just did that but besides some dust and hair there was not any thing obvious. I am not one of those who has a habit of eating and using the computer at the same time.
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Well like I said, the other options is to check the connection with the keyboard and laptop.
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does not compute.

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