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Dell M4600 laptop with stylus. The touchpad or mouse can move, but it instantly bounces back to the last point the stylus had touched. Even when the stylus is no where in the room on boot up, it will snag the mouse (on boot to the top left of the screen). I haven't figured out how to allow the mouse/touchpad to work normally.
Do you have installation software for the stylus? If so, I'd reinstall it and reboot. There should be a setting for you to disable the stylus. You might go to your control panel and try that. Then you can have more time to figure out what went wrong.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: "sticky" mouse on compaq laptop
Unless your left mouse button has been severely damaged, it is unlikely that a loose button is the cause of your problem. More likely, it is your touchpad. Chances are your touchpad is set to click when tapped. Oversensitive touchpads can click randomly when you're dragging your finger across the touchpad.
To test this, position your cursor over a link (or other button) but don't press the left mouse button. Instead, lightly tap the touchpad itself. If the link or button is clicked, go to your Control Panel and adjust the Mouse options so your touchpad no longer clicks when tapped. It's usually a setting titled "tap to click" or something along those lines.
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
SOURCE: Dell D600 LCD issue
What I've found on two laptops I've worked on in the past two years is that in a case like this, there is a little pin near the power button (or on the strip up near the display) that tells the laptop when the monitor is closed. If that pin gets stuck, the computer will think it's shut all of the time. The sensor is only active in normal mode of windows with the drivers installed (if it's in safe mode or VGA mode the sensor does not work until you raise the resolution. the sensor doesn't work at all if you boot from a knoppix cd.)
You may be able to just flick the pin and get it unstuck, but in some cases you have to remove it all togther.
To remove it, turn the lapotp off. lean the monitor back as far as it can go (don't force it). You then need to carefuly pry up the strip that the power button is on (ussually there is a space you can pry open on the left or right side of the strip depending on the model laptop; be very careful not to break anything). You can then pop it out with a small knife or tweesers and clip the strip back down.
If you don't feel comfortable doing this, then find someone who is.
I hope this helps someone.
Posted on May 14, 2008
Try unistalling the touchpad driver, and reboot. The machine will find the touchpad and reinstall the driver automatically. These have a tenancy to glitch when using an external mouse, and this should clear it up. Let me know.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
Will your laptop work properly with an external mouse? If so, check your touchpad settings in "Control Panel" by selecting "Mouse". Here you can reassign your Buttons. Try setting your Right Button function to "Double Click". If the "Double Click" function works on your Right Button then chances are you have a problem with your Touchpad Assembly which means it will have to be replaced. Dell refers to it as a "Palmrest" which they will replace if still under warranty.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Examine your "Function"/"F" keys and look for a touchpad icon.
If you find one, hold the "Fn" key and press the touchpad icon button to unlock the touchpad.
Move on to Step 2 if your laptop doesn't support this feature.
Plug a USB mouse into an open port on your laptop. Click the Windows "Start" button.
Click "Control Panel" in Windows XP and double-click "Device Manager." Type "Device" in the search box in Vista and Windows 7 and click "Device Manager" from the results.
Click "+" next to "Mice and other pointing devices." Right-click the touchpad and select "Enable."
Your touchpad is now unlocked.
hope this helps
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