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Cursor stops working when power cord is plugged in...

If I'm operating the notebook and it's not plugged in (running off battery power), then I have no issues with my cursor.

If I plug in the notebook to recharge the battery, the cursor is almost useless. It'll jump over page, click constantly without me hitting the button, and eventually just freeze up. It can be completely locked and as soon as I unplug the power cord from the computer, everything works fine again.

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  • bigmarc27 Mar 30, 2008

    I tried updating the drivers - no luck on that. I'm working on options #2 and #3 to see if it works.

    Thanks.

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It sounds as if the power coming through your ac adapter may be causing interference with the touchpad, meaning perhaps an electrical signal is crossing into your mouse or disrupting its signals.

You could try to download the latest drivers for your touchpad and see if that fixes the issue.

You should also (if you haven't already) try a different mouse to see if the issue is related to the mouse sub system, or the touchpad itself.

If possible, try a different AC Adapter to see if that may be the issue.

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