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Mouse doesn't work properly

I replaced the palmrest and touchpad component on the Inspiron 6000, but the problem persists. The drivers are the most current available. I do not want to use any other type of mouse, that kind of defeats the purpose of having a laptop. What else can I check to fix this problem?

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That's it. There's nothing else.

The problem is with the motherboard and not the touchpad component.

The only thing you could try is updating the bios but it's a long shoot.

Sorry to give you bad news, but it is what it is.


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