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Acer 5520 I recently bought an Acer 5520. I bought this for the main pourpose to write a book that I have been working on. When I type I can look up and the word i typed will be in the Middle of the sentence at the top of the page. I disabled taps when typing, but it is still moving around and opening pages that I dont's even know about. What can I do, would and External nouse diable this problem?

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  • mommarquez Feb 27, 2008

    whenever i type i'll look up and find the curser has jumped to the middle of another word this is very annoying as it slows down my speed plus then i have to stop and fix what has been typed over

  • malitass Mar 07, 2008

    i have this problem also and using an external mouse you still get the same problem my toshiba laptop doesnt do that so i think it must be acer technology??????????????

  • emfogg Mar 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. When typing it almost seems that the computer freezes and then retypes the letters in a different order. This is my second acer 5520...the first had the same problem and they replaced it.

  • kurdtpage Mar 28, 2008

    I have 3 of these laptops in my household and all 3 have the same problem as this. It seems to be quite a widespread issue.

    Pressing Fn + F7 or fitting an external keyboard or mouse is NOT fixing
    the problem, just avoiding it. I really would like to be able to use
    the touchpad that came with the laptop!

  • sarahmf May 14, 2008

    i also have the same. bought the pc a week ago and happens all the time when i'm writing. also freezes sometimes and takes a while untill it works again.. did anyone take it to warranty ??

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  • katilkurt Sep 29, 2008

    I'm living in Turkey and have the same problem on my 5520g laptop. But I have serious doubts that Acer Turkey will do same process and get my battery replaced within the warranty period.

  • lilteboy Dec 22, 2008

    jumping cursor and slow or no response for a few moments

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Yes I have the same problum , exactly.

  • gaetan landr Mar 08, 2009

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  • danny170 Mar 30, 2009

    My mouse has a mind of it's own. I thought it was just when I hover over the mousepad, but it is moving the mose around and clicking on things even when I don't even have anything or anyone near the computer at all.



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I disabled the tap permanently and it gets ok untill it gets hot, doens need much heat to star to fail. so Im alway sure there is space on the bottom of the laptop for air to circulate.

I have seen this problem a lot on this model, we shlu get togetehr and send a letter to ACER to fix the problem , or we will sue them.. sony had to change all the camcorder wit defective snesorns the change mine for free after more than 5 years I owned the camera because they lost the case.

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I had this problem, and it is to do with the positionof the mousepad. As you type you thumbs and lower part of you hands will hover over and touch the mousepad. I jus tturned the mousepad off and use and external mouse. My firend has just bought a later model and i noticed that they have moved the mouse pad.

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I'll cut to the chase (from personal experience):

1) upgrade ALPS touch pad/mouse driver - settings do not matter, contrary to earlier suggestions);

Per Acer's Level 2 Support:

2) remove the battery and run the system on the power supply - test the mouse & touch-pad.

3) if still under warranty (and even if out) contact Acer's support, explain to level 1 support the problem you are having, and inform them that Level 2 has the solution, so please have you transferred to them. I was told that a replacement battery will be shipped in 1-2 days, and the problem should be solved.

After performing step 2, I could feel a difference in the mouse & touch-pads, as well as it no longer opened and closed windows on its own, nor acting as if possessed.

G'luck and I hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

I too have a 5520 with a mouse with an attitude - bought late March 08. Although I am a hardcore geek, I have not had the time to mess with it up to now. Last night, I udated the driver, and while it did help some, one problem remained: activating icons/links/buttons on its own (yes, as if possesed). Today I called Acer USA, was transferred to Level 2 support (where everybody speaks geek ..8?) ...) and the problem was solved in <5 minutes. I was asked to remove the battery, while the system ran on the power supply. The mouse behaved!!!!!

Apparently, a replacement battery will fix a problem the touch-pad has with Vista!!!!!!!

For those out of warranty, I would recommend removal of the battery, running the system on the power supply, then reinstalling the battery. Also, updating the mouse driver is on the MUST DO list.

As a system builder, I've seen some really screwy stuff, but this has them all beat.

I hope this helps some of you with this problem!

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

Press Fn and F7 dissable touchpad when typing. Acer USA gave me this advice

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Fit an external keyboard

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