Cursor Jumping

Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop (intel pentium...
September 18, 2010 at 06:31:41
Specs: Windows 7
My cursor jumps to different locations while I am typing. I don't want to reformat my entire computer as I just installed windows 7 less than 7 months ago. Anyone have any ideas?

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#1
September 18, 2010 at 06:38:35
do you mean in e-mails or just typing in general? Using a laptop for typing could mean that a part of your hand might be hitting the touchpad at different times and that would cause the cursor to jump to different locations. Try typing using an external keyboard (USB) and see if you have the same problems.

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#2
September 18, 2010 at 21:03:12
That is not the problem. I don't even have to touch my pad and it skips without me even knowing. It started doing it before I installed windows 7 and I was hoping it would get fixed with a totally new operating system.

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#3
September 19, 2010 at 07:55:24
Ok, in that case try an external keyboard, if it works properly your laptop keyboard is probably defective

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#4
October 11, 2010 at 10:46:19
i have had lap tops for 10 years through my company... (they send me a new one every 2 years or so)...

In the past 2 years I have had 3 Dell Service calls where they have replaced my keyboard on the lap top. It started happening again just this last week only 1 day after my company sent me a new lap top. This lap top was only 1 day in use when it started.

I can not even rest my hands on the keyboard and it jumps.... If anyone has any idea's for relief on this issue (besides using an inconvient) 2nd keyboard I'd love to hear it.

Considering I have never had this issue before , It appears to be a defective design in the newer lap tops.


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#5
October 11, 2010 at 22:49:19
if the machine is still under warranty return it, and invest in a better model, if indeed it is a glitch in certain models, keep returning them, dont accept a change of keyboards etc etc...just ask for a new machine.
or buy a machine from a reputable manufacturer,
i used to support dell machines, and would never buy one nor advise anyone else to buy one..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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