Jumping cursor

@sulsisels (1685)
United States
September 15, 2009 11:24am CST
Does anyone know why my laptop cursor is jumping all over the screen, making it almost impossible to type. The keyboard is not dirty..I'm ready to throw this computer in the trash. I really can not afford to take it to a tech at 30.00 per hr. The problem is a huge one as I write for a living and I can't operate like this. What would normally take me 5 seconds now takes several minutes as I have to type so slow and watch cursor every second. It will just jump to previous sentences and start typing in the middle of that sentence, or jump off screen alltogether and the worst is highlighting and erasing all by itself..I'm about to loose my mind..HELP ME PLEASE ANYONE!!!!
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@tdemex (3545)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Check your drivers! Go to mouse on control panel! Possible! I just had a proplem a few minutes ago and went to logitech and had to reset my folder options in MY Computer! Now no more problems! Good Luck! Don't lose your cool! tdemex
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
15 Sep 09
tdemex Thanks for helping me..What do I when I get there? Not real technical, sorry. What should it say or look like or huh? lol J
• India
15 Sep 09
_See The problem MiGht BE WiTh yOuR DriVers (but That's UnUSuall") AccoRDiNg to ME this HAppEns In LAptops When there iS A low volTAge suPplY in power ..So Check uR pOWer Supply ..Cuz LoWw volTAge CAuses the LAptop touchpad To BAcome Very UnsesiTiVE nn causes Random mOtion of cursor... If u Donnt feel ny problEm Wid Power Supply ..then probAblY ur SMpM might NoT BE WorkiNg CoRrectly Which IS responsible for voltage distribution Across Diffrent components.. step 1-- Disconnect Nn Work oN BAttree nn Seee if it works fine or not Step2-- If Working gud That mean voltage problem step3--if stilll not working then it might be driver or smps problem [:p]_
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Thanks so much for helping..I have a power smps problem it seems..Now, I've got to figure out how to fix that..If you have any tips on this, fire ahead!! Joyce
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Yes that happens to me a lot on this lap top I am using. My thumbs sometimes touch the mouse area when I am typing and I don't realize it and the next think I know the curser is up on some other text I had already typed like 3 lines up. It is very frustrating. I am trying really hard to keep my thumbs up when I am not using them now so that I don't accidently touch the pad. Very frustrating.
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I took the advice of another lotter and updated by mouse drivers and it seemed to help..also, clean your keyboard. I use that compressed air in a can and it works good. It costs about 5 bucks at Office Depot. Radio Shack wanted more like 7.50..Maybe if you try both these things the problem will improve..good luck..I know how unbelievably fustrating it is..