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Why does my cursor jump around on its own whenever typing.

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I have seen this quite a bit in the last couple days, it usually indicates the actual touchpad is having a problem. Try attaching an external mouse to the computer, take one from another computer to test with, borrow one from a friend, something like that, plug it in and see if the problem goes away. If it does then you know the touchpad is having issues.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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Its because the palms of your hands accidentally touch the touch-pad causing it to move erratically.

When you type, disable the touch pad. You can do so by pressing a combination of Fn key and the key where it shows a hand pointing below. If you cannot find the key, consult the user manual.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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