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Little nub (acts like mouse) in keyboard that controls the pointer

The little nub is malfunctioning and sending my pointer to the top or bottom of the screen. Even when I start using my Logitech wireless USB mouse to circumvent using the keyboard nub I still have the problem. Can I disable the nub on the keyboard or do I need to replace the entire keyboard? Be aware that I'm not technically inclined when it comes to doing hardware transplant surgery so would prefer a disable option.

Thanks so much for any help.

Mark

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  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    There has to be a way to disable the nub either via software or inside the laptop somewhere, there just has to be *sigh*.

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You need to replace the entire keyboard..those nubs get stuffed with grease, oil, and are impossible to clean

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