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E420s touchpad randomly moving cursor (even when not typing)

2012-01-08, 17:58 PM

I just got my ThinkPad today so I'm pretty pissed off about this.

 

Whenever I try and use the touchpad the cursor will randomly, every now and again, start jumping across and around the page, making it impossible to work with.

 

It will also trigger random gestures, minimizing everything randomly too.

 

I am seriously pissed off, this is ridiculous from Lenovo on a new and recent model. What can I do about this? I don't want to have to send it back a day after getting it.

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Re: E420s touchpad randomly moving cursor (even when not typing)

2012-01-08, 19:12 PM

Okay I managed to fix the problem by installing the Synaptic driver.

 

I have a little annoying problem now that if I hold my thumb on the click while moving the cursor, it is a little more laggy and stuttery than if I just do it without my hand on it.

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Re: E420s touchpad randomly moving cursor (even when not typing)

2012-01-08, 19:16 PM

NOPE.

 

Mouse still not working and still bouncing around randomly.

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Re: E420s touchpad randomly moving cursor (even when not typing)

2012-01-09, 7:23 AM

Yeah, also happens to me.

 

It's particularly annoying when you're in the middle of typing a long email and the cursor randomly transports you into the middle of another paragraph.  Depending on how long it take you to realize what just happened, it can cause some real headaches.

 

I've heard that it's a PalmCheck issue, but I've seen my cursor jump numerous times when my palm was nowhere near the touchpad.

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Re: E420s touchpad randomly moving cursor (even when not typing)

2012-01-09, 7:31 AM

No I tried turning Palmcheck off. I don't think it's that anyway cuz it happens even when I'm using the touchpad with just one finger, and it jumps around the screen in a vertical line doing random stuff even when I'm not touching a thing at all...

 

Looks like I'm gonna send it back as a hardware issue.

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01-03-2012

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Re: E420s touchpad randomly moving cursor (even when not typing)

2012-01-09, 23:14 PM

why not call lenovo directly?

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