Solved Lenovo W510 cursor jumps while typing

May 1, 2014 at 06:17:24
Specs: Windows 7
I own a Lenovo w510, Whilst typing, the cursor "jumps" to another place in the text and because i dont look at the screen while typing, only see this later and then my sentence makes no sense.

I own a Lenovo w510, fortunately i use it most of the time in a docking station with external keyboard, mouse and monitor. Because of time and the fact i need the frikin thing to work I cant afford taking it to repair. This behavour is happening since almost ever. I bought it brand new.

Looks like a bad product design. It happens when your left hand presses the plastic surface of the laptop while typing. It's not your hand touching the mousepad accidentaly.


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May 1, 2014 at 08:47:14
Poor quality build if the keyboard flexes when pressed, I notice my wife's Packard Bell laptop flexes too. More expensive brands like Toshiba are immune from that because the keyboard is rock solid, thicker plastic and doesn't flex at all (I know because I own one).

External keyboard is probably the only way to avoid it.

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May 1, 2014 at 08:59:13
Of course is bad quality build. The terrible thing is that its a Thinkpad, and thinkpads are suposed to be of excelent quality, if not the best of the best. Not W510 for sure. I have other thinkpads like my 10 y/o T43 here and it's a brutal super reliable workhorse even today.

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May 1, 2014 at 09:47:53
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It's a common problem with laptops. It's not due to poor design, it has something to do with the touchpad/mouse settings. There are several possibilities so you'll have to determine which one works. Try temporarily disabling the touchpad & see if that fixes the problem. If it does, you'll have experiment with the mouse settings in the Control Panel. Or you may simply have to update the drivers.

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May 2, 2014 at 13:22:15
Any chance that some part of your hand at times hits the touchpad? Try turning off the touchpad (as per #3) and see if that makes any difference.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 2, 2014 at 15:45:59
it's difficult that my hand touches accidentaly the touchpad, but not impossible. I will try disabling the touchpad to see if the problem dissapears.

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May 2, 2014 at 16:51:31
I wouldn't be at all surprised if you are touching the touchpad.
Those things are so amazingly sensitive!

On the other hand, I also wouldn't be at all surprised if you
are *not* touching the touchpad, but disabling it makes the
problem stop. Because pressing on the case activates
the touchpad, due to its extreme sensitivity.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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