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Dell latitude d800

I have two problems...one my mouse goes crazy it will go flying across the screen or it wont work at all.....whats up with that? i am new to a laptop..lol....also when my fan kicks on it lags my puter way down and its been kickin on alot lately...how do i fix this?

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  • lorieblue Jul 28, 2008

    the mouse will be where i put it...like on this comment box so i can type..and than it just takes off across the screen on its on....usually to the top right corner...

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with the mouse. It does not matter where my hands are and when the pointer takes off and plants it self in the lower left hand courner above the start button. It does not want to leave.  I use the mouse pad and the blue mouse button and it keeps running back to that corner.

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Fan problem - on my d820 latitude i called dell about the overheating and constant fan useage. they sent me a new heatsink to put on. when i cracked open the laptop i found out the problem was that the design of the laptop had a fan blowing air across a coil type heat sink to cool the laptop and that coil looked like a dryer lint screen. to fix it, open your laptop to 180 degrees and pop off the plastic part where the power button is. you'll see in the upper right hand corner the copper heat sink and you should be able to clean the lint off.

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I have the same problem.... im using the same laptop model and it just keeps on moving all around the screen. i tyoe using my fingers but it just kep on moving.
also, my internal mic is not working. i tried using external mic and they said all they can hear is a static sound...


help me please

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The fan kicks in because your processors temperature gets above a threshold, and this usually happens when your computer is under heavy load. And when your computer is under heavy load, the computer will most likely be a little slow. Thus the fan speed can only help your computer; you don't want to change anything there.
I'm a little perplexed about your mouse problem, post back with more details.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • Madhav Suresh Jul 28, 2008

    Oh thats most likely because when you type the edge of your hand touches the touchpad in the corner, causing the mouse to move to which ever corner your hand is in. Try typing with only your fingers, and see if that fixes it.

    Let me know if that works.


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