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My cursor jumps all over the place, deletes text moves it around the screen, sends emails and opens windows, when I am typing. There is a serious glitch going on here. My colleague also has a Latitude E5400 and it does the same thing. I lent this to a Secretary for typing notes at a meeting and the same thing happened to her. It gets worse as the machine is used longer. I will never allow anyone I work with to get one of these machines again. Our IT department has been trying software fixes aplenty for the touch pad mouse, but this isn't the problem. it feels like hardware issues to me.

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I have suggested in the past that people with this type of problem download Intellipoint Mouse software, from Microsoft.

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your dell laptop are supposed to have a program on touchpad, if you dont have that in your system then the touchpad is jumping

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Please check the Backlight in BIOS. To go to BIOS, restart your system and start tapping the F2 key. Check if the backlight is fine or not. IF not , you need to get the LCD replace.

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I guess the 'other places of the pages' is mostly the beginning of the line? It usually happens when the key stroke is not proper while using combination keys. Or also it happens when if you dont release a key when you press the next in between your speedy typings.

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