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Finch

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#197955 20-Jun-2016 00:29
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Hey guys.

 

I've had my laptop for a little bit of time now and every so often the track pad will go a bit strange. Sometimes it takes multiple swipes to get it to the other side of the screen, sometimes it will shake around back and forth or side to side when I'm moving it, causing misclicks. When I blow on it it generally fixes the problem, but sometimes not. I shouldn't have this problem with a less than 1 year old laptop.

 

Is there some kind of software I can download to test it out?

 

Thanks!


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  #1576828 20-Jun-2016 01:28
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Does it do this only on AC power? I had an old Alienware that used to do that, replaced the power pack and fixed. When I connected the power supply to a scope to investigate it was spitting all sorts of noise out, PSU ended up in the bin.





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  #1576876 20-Jun-2016 09:01
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I have found that when my crappy dell trackpads that are not synaptics ones but some other cheap one do things like that, if I put the palm of my hand flat across the whole touchpad area, it seems to sort it out for a while.





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  #1576933 20-Jun-2016 10:20
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Finch:

 

Sometimes it takes multiple swipes to get it to the other side of the screen, sometimes it will shake around back and forth or side to side when I'm moving it, causing misclicks. When I blow on it it generally fixes the problem, but sometimes not. I shouldn't have this problem with a less than 1 year old laptop.

 

 

 

 

Less than 1 year old : warranty :-)

 

But , in general, some trackpads are just worse than others. Even on brand new laptops , some trackpads Ive found barely usable .


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