Question about Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook
HELP! my acer aspire 5520-5334 which i bought last december , IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. It has a strange habit: the cursor seems to have a mind of it own! THE CURSOR JUST JUMPS TO A DIFFERENT LINE OR INSERTS ITSELF TO ANOTHER WORD AS I AM TYPING RESULTING IN JIBERISH OR UNREADABLE WORDS AND PHRASES. as i was typing this, it transferred no less than 9 times. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING. PLEASE HELP, I REALLY BADLY NEED ASSISTANCE. HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME
No matter what I seemed to do, my computer would randomly select and deselect things. I tend to use my laptop for gaming and word processing. So having it randomly click and highlight was getting to be a huge hassle. I tried the tapping off while typing, but it seemed to be more of a glitch then actually selecting something.
Rather then go hunt through the mouse functions, try fn+f7 to disable the touchpad completely.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
The solution is so easy even a caveman could do it: throw away your crappy acer. Acer is a junk vendor. My laptop from them and my gf\'s is also. Touchpad Cursor doesn\'t work in hers (this thread) and the touchpad cursor is the only thing in mine that does work... I can\'t verify this since nothing else in it works (video, processor, audio), but SOMETHING has to work in it so I\'m going to claim it\'s the touchpad.
Acer sells knock-off Chinese stuff (imagine that... someone that rips off Chinese products... hahaha).
Posted on Jun 16, 2014
Same problem here.
I used some of yours advice and it helped.
Naturally the problem was not accidentally touching the pad - that would have been too obvious. Disabling the touchpad did help the problem but then again, it disabled the pad.
I figure that the problem was overheating. As my pc tends to heat quite much occasionally, especially right below the touchpad, I figured that letting it cool down and vacuuming excess dust from it it should work.
And what do you know, it works now brillianty. Though, I decided to elevate the laptop from one end so that it will get air below it better, so that it can cool itself down and not repeat the problem.
I have also had some problems with the volume-roll on the left-hand side: It doesn't always take any commands no matter how I roll it, and then when it decides to do so, it does all the alterations which i've done in the past two hours in 2 seconds. This sometimes results in a loud bang if I happen to be listening to any sort of audio. So I hope this "less heating" would help with the same problem.
From now on, I'll see that my laptop is as cool as possible at all times.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
Please dont talk about wrists touching the touchpad. It is not the problem. The pointer jumps and clicks sometimes on its own, even if I am several meters away from the machine.
Also related problem in my machine is that is is amazingly slow. And it has been doing this right from the beginning. Sometimes its acting like a 10MHz pentium. I am able to write about 100 times faster than the machine can come up with letters.
Disabling touchpad would be quite stupid for me because this is a LAPTOP not a desktop. If I wanted to have wires and stuff Id go for desktop in a first place.
Support from acer is zero. I am still under warranty. I will return this machine next week.
(btw it too over 15 minutes to write this because pointer jumped allover the screen several times and selected text I already wrote only to erase it when I continued writing)
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
How do you make a back-up of Vista if Acer does not supply back-up disks? Is there a way to make it copy itself?
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
I found that if I place a small piece of cardboard over the pad when I'm not using it, I have no more cursor jumps.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
I found solution for this problem.Just take a clear scotch tape and tape it around the touch pad.The problem I found that is touch pad in this models pretty close to keyboard and when you typing someting your hands accidentally touch the touch pad.Using scotch tape you decrease sensitive in touch pad and now you can type everything without a problem.Let me know if its fixed for you.Thanks
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Get a mouse and turn off the touchpad
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
I had the same problem and i removed ALPS and installed synaptics. it solved almost everything except the sensitivity of the touchpad still sucks, i dont know if anyone has this problem, but i need to repeat my gestures twice sometimes
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
I had the same problem with the touchpad.
I had tried all of the adjustments. I finally downloaded a "synaptics pointing device driver", which has helped a great deal .... jumps are very infrequent ... mainly due to an accidental touch of the pad while typing.
Overall, however, I have found that a wireless mouse is the best solution.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
I disabled tapping too. Much happier. Is it possible to upgrade the RAM? I've got a gig and it still takes for friggin ever to boot.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
Actually, you don't even have to disable tapping completely. If you click the touch pad icon in the lower right menu bar, then select Tapping, you can just turn select 'tap off while typing.' It solved my problem.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
Andybl, I registered since posting solution 1 as guest. You will have to repeat this fix occasinally. Anatole.
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
Go to Control Panel/mouse and disable tapping. I had similar problem.
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
Make sure when you are typing wrest is not touching the touch pad.
It also may be due to virus, so if you have any virus scanner make a full scan for the system.
If you don't have any scanner you can try this for demo:
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Posted on Apr 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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