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#1 scratcher

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:51 PM

I'm using a new HP Pavilion dv7 laptop with an Elecom mouse and the mouse pointer tends to jump around when I'm trying to place it on the point I need to click.

Any suggestions for a fix?

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:18 PM

Is the 'touch pad' still turned on too? Check in services.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:40 PM

The touchpad is ON.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:41 PM

I don't know if it will matter, but try disabling the touchpad and see if that helps.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:10 PM

Hi,

Another suggestion is make sure the surface below the mouse is clean, also might try unplugging it and plug it back in then also if you are using a mouse pad try it without the mouse pad to see if the same thing happens I know with a few of my mouse pad they don't like laser mouses. :)
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:38 PM

Many thanks for your various suggestions. I haven't been here for a while and it's nice to see that Bleepers are still as kind and helpful as they always were. I'll try out your ideas and will be back if the problem remains.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:18 AM

Well, I disabled the touchpad, cleaned the mouse, switched mouse pads and it seems to have solved the problem. Many thanks to all for your excellent suggestions!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:43 AM

No problem. Some laptops have no problem with an external mouse being used while the touchpad is enabled, but others do. Always a good idea to disable one while using the other just to be sure.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:58 AM

Thanks.

I'll keep that in mind in future.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 03:46 PM

I am happy to have been able to help glad you got it fixed. :)
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