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Cursor only moves left to right

When I try to use the eraser mouse on my keyboard the cursor will only move left to right. If I connect a mouse with a cable it works fine. Must be a problem with the eraser mouse. Suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same problem.
    On a Dell Latitude D610.
    Control nipple only moves mouse up and down.
    HOWEVER, logging in as another user works fine.
    Try this - create a new user on the local machine, log in as them, and see if it works... This will knock the hardware out of the equation...
    All I need to do now is find the registry setting that this relates to! 

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This device is monitored via a kind of strain gauge; that is why it does not seem to move; it does move but not noticeably.
If it is no longer responsive in one or the other direction, I would call it dead.
I have never seen one of these loose but I would expect to find a small sealed housing that has an equally small, multicontact connector attached.
If you are unlucky, Toshiba may have attached this to the keyboard's platform requiring the replacement of it as a unit.

On most laptops, the keyboard is fairly easy to remove and if you can accomplish that, restoring the truncated joy stick is probably not difficult.
Sorry I cannot give you detailed instructions for disassembly.

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