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Touchpad issues The touchpad on this unit malfunctions from time to time. One of the following happens: 1. The cursor jumps all over the screen. 2. The touchpad turns itself on and off without notice. These just happen out of the blue. I haven't noticed anything that happens immediately prior to either one. I wish I had, then it might be a symptom that would help fix it. I'm stuck............. Any help is welcomed! Thanks!!

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Sounds like the touchpad needs to be replaced..some are attached to the plastic case you will have to replace the entire thing..not too expensive. if you can remove yourself, look @ the connector from pad to pc board make sure it's free of dirt and grime.

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