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ausGeoff
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Performance Issues Inspiron 17R SE 7720

Having now used this laptop every day for three months, I'm sorry to report that I'm very disappointed with it.

It has a series of minor but irritating faults that NO amount of tweaking or driver updates will correct.

  • Intermittent intense white flashes from backlighting.
  • Intermittent low-level flickering whilst battery-powered
  • Numeric keypad turns off sometimes when rebooting
  • Unable to turn touch-pad off using control panel
  • Cursor occasionally jumps about screen whilst typing

For a $1000+ laptop this is simply unacceptable.  I'm also using an old Toshiba laptop that's never shown any of these faults after 4 years service.  In hindsight I regret purchasing this DELL and will be replacing it with another brand after its (useless?) warranty expires.

—Geoff.

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ghees
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Re: Performance Issues Inspiron 17R SE 7720

I haven't had most of the issues above, but I would like to be able to turn the touch-pad off.

How is that supposed to be done?

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ausGeoff
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Re: Performance Issues Inspiron 17R SE 7720

Go into Control Panel and locate this touchpad dialogue box (it may also be a shortcut on your desktop depending on your installation).

You can then turn the touchpad on or off, plus adjust a few other settings.

(Unfortunately for me, this control panel doesn't work LOL.)

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