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Erratic Cursor Behavior

I have an Aspire 5520-5912 laptop. I am having trouble with erratic cursor movement. For no apparent reason, the cursor will move from one point to another, often causing trouble with a document I am typing. It does the same thing when searching on a browser (it doesn't matter which one). Oftentimes, for no apparent reason, it will switch applications while I am typing. I thought it might be the touchpad, but I can't find a pattern there either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • lemish May 08, 2009

    My cursor (Studio XPS 16") jumps all over the page and it is not because I am touching the mouse pad. Erratic and impossible to feel or see until it is already writing in some other part of the page.

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Are you sure your not touching the pad as you type , a common error, cover the pad with card board or plastic and see.
otherwise you may have a bad touchpad and it needs replaced or re-seated on the cable.

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Please see these articles from the Logitech database for possible troubleshooting tips as well:

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