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Crazy Compaq Laptop problem

I have a Compaq Presario laptop. Quite often, as I'm typing(doesn't matter where), the cursor jumps either up a couple lines or down. So, now I'm typing within something I've already typed making a huge mess. It's happened 8 times since I started writing this. What causes this and how can I stop it? I've scanned for viruses in Norton and nothing is found.

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  • DellaG Mar 15, 2008

    I thought about leaning on the touch pad, too, so I typed with my hands straight up, in the hunt-and-peck mode and it still happens. I've only had this laptop about a month, so I hope it's not a matter of it being dirty!

  • joevig Jun 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Sony Viao. Best buy says it dosent do it when they have it after keeping it for 5 weeks . I bought extended warrenty and they are doing their best not to have to fix it

  • Matthew Haynie
    Matthew Haynie May 11, 2010

    Are you leaning on the touchpad?

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Coolness..a Crazy computer, and a compaq besides..

you are suffering from pre mousepad failure syndrome....it usually culminates from grease, oil, dirt, etc, getting into the edges, and compromising the innards..

time for a new palm rest, methinks.

check your computers warranty here 4 FREE

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