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Unstable pointer on Acer netbook...any help please ?

by stephennity / February 5, 2013 4:43 AM PST

Hi...I only just bought a used Acer netbook that is running thet starter win 7...all was working fine for around 5 hours and since then every now and again and for between just a few seconds to having to shut the machine down and restart,the pointer is unstable and jumps to buggery all over the screen...there also appears to be some interference with the touchpad as it is ultra sensitive and the left and right buttons are also dodgy...I have used Acer netbooks before and never had any problems at all...I have seen many threads related to this as soon as I looked it up and am wondering if the is any sort of fix available...I have just found the synaptics box in my netbook and twindled around a little and so far it seems better but this is just how things have been since I got this Acer just 4 days ago.

Thanks !

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Speaking too soon !
by stephennity / February 5, 2013 4:53 AM PST

I will add to above post and it is just 5 minutes later.....same old problem is occurring with the pointer leaping all over and the page running up and down faster than Usain Bolt has ever dreamed of...and in truth I just knew this was going to happen....I`m hoping when I look in here later I may find there has been some type of resolution found to this problem.

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I'd try getting a mouse and disabling the touchpad
by wpgwpg / February 5, 2013 4:54 AM PST

You can get a mouse in a variety of sizes, and they're not expensive, so I'd try getting a mouse and disabling the touchpad. My opinion of touchpads is that they're masochistic devices designed by evil demons. Grin

Good luck.

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