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New Laptop Is Possessed - Any Exorcists Out There?

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#1 trvlgrl64


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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:22 PM

Brand new HP Pavilion tx1000 - I've searched for answers but can't find any - not sure if I just need to take it back to Best Buy or throw it out of my moving car?

Here are some of it's favorite tricks:

Highlighting random things for no reason
Open and shutting programs
Sending email before I hit "send" (one of my personal favorites :thumbsup: )

Basically it has its own mind - random opening and closing of various things!

Could this be Vista or is it the actual computer?

Any help/thoughts/ideas would be greatly appreciated - I'm at my wits end (...and it didn't take too long to get there!)



Edited by boopme, 04 November 2007 - 11:10 PM.
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:36 PM

sounds like the track pad buttons might be acting up as all are click actions. check for debris under or around the actual buttons

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:23 PM

It could be the sensitivity on the mousepad is too sensitive, on newer laptops you could push down on it to click, my dads was like that for a while, he changed it.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:34 PM

It does sound like a hardware or configuration problem. The first thing to do would be to plug an external mouse into a USB port and disable the touchpad and buttons. If the problem goes away, the next step would be to try adjusting the sensitivity of the touchpad and buttons. Or keep using the real mouse, which is the easiest thing to do.

If the problem persists with the mouse connected and the touchpad, etc., disabled, then it might be time to pay a trip back to the store.

And all computers come with a translated-from-Spanish novel about a guy named "Manual". :thumbsup:

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