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I have a Compaq Presario laptop which is 7 years old. The cursor has developed a mind of it's own. It jumps all over the screen opening windows that have no business being open. Also, when I'm typing, after every 12-20 letters, the cursor jumps back to a previous place in the text. These two problems occur 24/7. I don't use a mouse. Someone mentioned I might need a new "sensor." Also, I am unable to open many links including your "Terms of Use." I can get to primary links but trying to navigate within a webpage is very difficult. My internet provider says there's no problem on their end and HP says, since my computer is not longer under warranty, they can't help. What do you think?

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When a laptop gets on in years, like yours, touchpad problems can be a result of the tiny ribbon cable that plugs into an equally tiny recepticle on the motherboard (right under the keyboard) finally working itself to a partially disconected state.Or, the touchpad itself and its sensor are finally failing.

Depending on the Model (which you didn't enumerate), even an "I swear it works" used touchpad will be iffy and could only be found on eBay. I'm a very experienced laptop repair specialist and sometimes touchpads can take me 2 hours to replace. You have to take the laptop halfway or more apart just to get at it properly, then replacing a large number of screws and reconnecting a number of other plugs and tricky litte ribbon cables.

You really ought to consider using a small laptop laser mouse and disabling the touchpad in the Control Panel Mouse settings. And, be sure to back up your data as soon as possible. Unless you've recently installed a new hard drive, you might consider that hard drives really only have a life expectancy of 5 years and can physically crash with little or no warning.

And remember, don't shoot the messenger. :)

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What you need is just reinstall a new operating system, if this did not help then get a new charger. good lcuk

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