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For some reason, right in the middle of typing something, my satellite will suddenly be typing in another place on the page, often in the middle of a sentence I've already typed, causing all kinds of confusion for me. I have to constantly watch the screen even when typing in name and addie info at a website because my computer will erase sentences, stop typing, or move the cursor. It seems to coincide with processor activity. I'd really like to be able to type nonstop for more than a few minutes without my computer deciding that it wants to put the cursor somewhere else, or even nowhere else.
Toshiba Satellie a85-s1072. I've had this computer a couple of year and this just started happening: I'll be typing along and the cursor will disappear and I can't type anymore. It happens every 10-20 seconds. I have to tap the touch pad again to reinsert the cursor where I'm typing. It's definitely a hardware problem because it happens in all programs.
I think thats the best answer I have heard so far the control F9..it actually worked..Thank you very much!
This is the first msg I have typed since I have had the computer where the cursor hasnt jumped..
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Posted on May 28, 2009
Your most likely, and simplest cause is defective RAM memory. Remove the SODIMM and run the machine on just the internal base memory.
If that solves the problem, replace the SODIMM.
If not, run Memtest for a while to see if your base memory is the problem.
The next step, if nothing has been pinpointed, is to run PC Docotr or a similar test suite.
After that, you need a hands-on tech.
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
I was having the same problem - I tried the FN+F9 but that didn't disable the mouse for me and I wasn't in love with having to go back and forth. I went into control panel into the advanced settings and turned off the tap feature on the touch pad and other advanced features you can use the touch pad for (like moving the browser page forward and backward - that had also been randomly happening to me) and decreased the sensitivity. Since then it hasn't happened to me or my dad's netbooks - looks like it's doing the trick!
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
I went into mouse settings and adjusted the sensitivity of my pad and my mouse seems to be working so far.
Posted on Apr 03, 2012
On my Satellite I just installed touch pad driver and the problem has gone.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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