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nyit_dk
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"sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Hi, i have just received my Lattitude E6410 laptop, the trackpad works just fine, but the trackpoint stick is randomly  "hanging" for a sec., so whenever i want to use it, or is using it, it sticks for a small second.

It is quiet annoying!.

I´m running with the preload and have also tried new drivers, didnt change a thing.

How do i solve this issue?

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meaFILMS
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Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Hello,

I ran into this same problem updating our laptop image for the Latitude E6410.

In the Dell Trackpad software under Touchpad Settings adjust "Touch Sensitivity" towards Light Touch (I moved ours to the 3rd tick from the left). If you move it towards Heavy Touch it becomes more and more unusable.

Hope that helps!

-Michael

 

cotjoey1
Copper

Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

I am having the same issue with my Dell Latitude E6410 (XP SP3). However, my issue is not limited only to the trackpad, but my pointer also "skips" on the screen when using an external USB mice. It is not as bad as the touchpad when the laptop boots up (it's worst at boot-up, but still does it while working in windows), but it still skips.

I also noticed the skipping seems to be synchronized with the hard-drive loading (a little screaching sound from the HD will have the mouse skip). But this is not confirmed since it's not always doing it...

My configuration is :

Dell Latitude E6410
Windows XP SP3
All updated drivers from Dell Website
Replaced default HD with a Seagate Momentus 5400 FDE.2 Encrypted hardrive

I would investigate Storage Drivers + Video Drivers + TouchPad drivers altogether.

Thanks,
Joey

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shungabubus
Copper

Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Hello,

It's a result of a collision between the keyboard and the trackpoint. For some reason if you turn off the 'tap to click' feature the issue seems to get solved.

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shungabubus
Copper

Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Turn off the 'click to tap' feature in the pointing stick's settings.

rus529
Copper

Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Great tip totally fixed my problem.

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T494CH
Copper

Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

I have this sticky trackpoint problem aswell on my E6410.

Unfortunately the tip above did not solve my problem. The trackpoint is "sticky" only when the Dell touchpad drivers are installed. With Windows default drivers there is no such problem. Unfortunately one cannot turn off the touchpad with windows drivers nor adjust the trackpoints sensitivity. This means that I constantly touch the touchpad unintentionally and do false clicks, unintended cursor movements etc. It is very annoying. Just as the sticky trackpoint with dell drivers. The computer is practically unusable without an external mouse.

Can anyone help?

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nyit_dk
Copper

Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Hi

I have seen this on more E6410's along with some other unexplainable errors.

The only thing that helped me for sure, was to reinstall, NOT using the Dell image, you need to do a clean install.

I'm sorry that i can't tell you more specific what the problem is, but it solved the issue (along with some other crazy errors)

 

"The trackpoint is "sticky" only when the Dell touchpad drivers are installed. With Windows default drivers there is no such problem"

The Dell driver was not the reason for my sticky trackpoint, I installed the driver after the clean Windows install, and the trackpoint did'nt get sticky.

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T494CH
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Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Thank  you for your answer, but I have already tried this and no success. Tho, I installed a bunch of other dell drivers and some utilities before I tried the dell touchpad driver again. Could it be that some of those previously installed drivers cause the dell touchpad driver to malfunction?

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Re: "sticky" trackpoint on E6410

Hello,

I ran into this same problem updating our laptop image for the Latitude E6410.

In the Dell Trackpad software under Touchpad Settings adjust "Touch Sensitivity" towards Light Touch (I moved ours to the 3rd tick from the left). If you move it towards Heavy Touch it becomes more and more unusable.

Hope that helps!

-Michael

 


Thanks for your instruction! It is just the solution for my problem.
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