Cursor bouncing all over page

Compaq Pasario Laptop
September 25, 2007 at 20:16:30
Specs: winxp pro SP2, 850/512 ramm
Every time I try to use either "word pad" or MS Word, my cursor keeps jumping all over the page. Even while I'm typing a word, if I don't constantly watch it, it'll move on its own & place the remainder of the word 3 lines up, or where ever it feels like it. Can anyone please explain to me what is going on here. Before I installed MS word, I thought it just might be the word pad problem, But it does the same thing in MS Word.
thanks in advance for any & all help in the matter,
Maxx.

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#1
September 25, 2007 at 20:22:17
If you have a wireless mouse, try new batteries. Otherwise try another mouse.

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#2
September 26, 2007 at 03:21:40
Sorry, I didn't metion that... I'm using the mouse that's built into my laptop, not an exsturnal one.

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#3
September 26, 2007 at 06:33:22
Dodgy connection or it needs replacing.

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#4
September 26, 2007 at 07:26:41
Try this. Carefully watch your fingers as you're typing. I just had a user who was accidentally hitting the left button on the touchpad (with her left thumb,) which would then move the cursor to where the pointer was located on the page.

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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#5
September 26, 2007 at 08:06:00
Hello mosaddique,

Just curious ...

Dodgy connection or it needs replacing

You cannot replace Synaptics touchpad, can you?

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#6
September 26, 2007 at 11:56:02
On "some" laptops it is allegedly possible to replace touchpad; but not a job for the faint hearted, nor those not really experienced in going inside fine/subtle electronics...

Replacement touchpads can be found on the www via a suitable trawl...


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#7
September 27, 2007 at 05:47:47
XpUser,

As trvlr has already pointed out it is do-able. However, it is not for the faint hearted as you are working with very small and easily damagable components.

I myself have done it on a couple of dell laptops.

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#8
September 30, 2007 at 10:38:14
Ok, Back to my subject, I've hooked up a USB mouse to my laptop & it seemed to work for a while, & the GF was all happy pheww...lol But that happiness was short lived, as she just tried doing some homework & said it was back to doing the same thing.

I can use both the USB mouse & touch-pad at the same time, is this a normal function.? Or am I not doing something right here.? I'm new to laptops, so please be nice to me.!!

Thanks in advance for any & all help.
Maxx.


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#9
September 30, 2007 at 11:42:36
Both can be used - at least on my Acer laptop that's the case...

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