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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:49 AM
Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:42 AM
Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:49 AM
There may be a button to disable the built in mouse, likely you will need to use the FN (function key) + one of the F1-F12 keys. Otherwise you can disable the touchpad from the mouse's software: (synaptics or whatever it is).
IF you have no software for the mouse, you may need to go into device manager and disable that mouse in (Mice and other pointing devices) leave your usb mouse disconnected from the computer and it should not show up in device manager, this way you know you are only disabling the built in mouse.
Then plug your usb mouse back in and try with that alone. I have seen many of those built in keyboard mice have problems after years of use where they drift to one side or another.
Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:05 AM
Shiny surfaces can cause this to, I suggest trying a different mouse mat.
Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:00 PM
Unplug the mouse and only use the touchpad. What happens? How does it behave?
Plug the mouse back in and try using the mouse. How does it go then?
Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:11 AM
Yeah, this "drifting" is really common on lazer based mouses when on irregular and/or reflecting surfaces
"If you don't understand how your computer works, you shouldn't be messing with it!"
Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:53 AM
Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:16 AM
If its happening when the mouse is unplugged then it's not the mouse. If you can't find synaptics or touch pad in the control panel to disable the touch pad, you should be able to find the touch pad in System Hardware Devices and disable it there.
Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:30 PM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:19 AM
It's got to be listed as something though. It's there we just don't know it's name.
I would just open up the laptop and physically disconnect the wire for the touch pad then :D
Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:21 AM
It will likely be listed as a ps/2 device in device manager, leave all other usb devices disconnected and then disable the one in mice and pointing devices, (there should only be one there and it should be your built in mouse). Those built into keyboard mice wear out, they remind me of the nintendo 64 joysticks. After you disable it plug in your usb mouse and it should not drift anymore, unless of course it is the usb mouse that is the problem and not the one that is built in. I had a lenovo with the keyboard style built in mouse, it wore out and drifted, I could get it to stop by pushing on it hard in the opposite direction it was drifting. The next time I used it, it would begin to drift again. You might be able to replace the entire keyboard for cheap, though I would only recommend new if you can find it, the mouse will be replaced with it since it is built into the keyboard.
Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:55 AM
Edited by James T Kirk, 11 March 2014 - 02:55 AM.
Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:30 AM
I am glad to help I agree, I am fairly good with hardware, I have a lot of experience in the retail world, I have seen nearly every type of computer. My first ever was a commodore 64, that makes me feel old.
Nintendo 64 had joysticks that wore out quickly, I must have burned through 1 a year. I was very gentle on them as well. The touchpad mice are more reliable than those little joy stick style keyboard mice. I suppose because there are really no moving parts in the touchpad itself.
Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:11 AM
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