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Cursor Shift The cursor on my C510 moves on its own, usually going into the top right hand corner of the screen.

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    Phil Jones Sep 08, 2008

    I tried mucking about with the sensitivity first but as you said it only dampened the effect. I downloaded a new set of drivers from Dell and the problem now appears to be sorted. Many thanks.

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This could be either a driver glitch or the touch pad is going out, both are common on these models. Start by uninstalling the drivers for the touch pad (some times referred to as the synaptic pointing device), then restart the machine. The machine will find the touch pad and reinstall the drivers automatically. If it's a simple glitch, this will fix it. If it persists, then the pad is failing and will need replaced. The only other thing you might try is to adjust the cursor speed or touch pad sensitivity from the control panel. This will sometimes help to dampen the effect, but usually won't get rid of it entirely.

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