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Touchpad interference?

by robooneus / May 8, 2009 9:49 AM PDT

When trying to use a laptop in my bedroom the touchpad refuses to work properly. This occurs everywhere within my bedroom except the corner furthest from the window (and even then the touchpad has its moments). I can move to any other room in the house and the phenomenon does not exist. When in the room, trying to move the touchpad will cause the mouse pointer to jump up and down very sporadically and will resist most attempts to move it horizontally. At times the mouse pointer will jump up and down the screen by itself with nothing near the touchpad. It seems to get worse the closer I come to the window of the room.

I have experienced this with three laptops so far (each that I have used in the room) including two hp and one sager. Wireless mice and usb mice work fine.

I know that touchpads work using the capacitance of the finger, but this is baffling me. Is their a nexus of electromagnetivity swirling around my bedroom?

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Dielectric constant
by robooneus / May 8, 2009 10:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Touchpad interference?

With some further research, I have found one other case similar to my own... the only answer that was given had to do with the dielectric constant of the air--this being related possibly to the humidity. However, there was no remedy to the situation submitted.

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same problem here!
by winonabear / March 9, 2012 7:40 AM PST
In reply to: Touchpad interference?

Thought i was going crazy. EXACT same problem with me. Just bought an Acer S3-951-6646 yesterday. Right out of the box touchpad was jumpy, but only when plugged in. Took it back to Fry's, problem could not be recreated. Took it to a friend's house, still no issue. Anywhere outside of my room, the laptop works brilliantly.

This phenomenon is driving me insane; Fry's won't let me switch this out for a new laptop if they can't see the problem. Did you have any luck? Will try installing a new driver to see if that helps.

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Just a nod to TOUCHFREEZE
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 9, 2012 9:02 AM PST
In reply to: same problem here!

It seems to help folk at times (see google.)

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