rrleon1's Posts

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To disable the touchpad, just hit the Fn (function) key and the F3 key at the same time.  This will toggle the touchpad on and off.  My cursor will still jump with my wireless mouse if the touchpad i... See more...
To disable the touchpad, just hit the Fn (function) key and the F3 key at the same time.  This will toggle the touchpad on and off.  My cursor will still jump with my wireless mouse if the touchpad is enabled but I don't have any problems with the cursor jumping if the touchpad is disabled.  I just wish the stupid touchpad would work.  I don't need it ofter but would be nice to have it work when I need it.  Have not been satisfied with Dell's service at all.  Shoddy.  They screwed up my webcam trying to fix the touchpad.  Pinched a wire- sent out a new one and it still doesn't work.  I just don't have time to send it in to the shop so I'm about done with Dell as are a lot of people I know.
This worked for me- it's really too bad though.  I use a mouse for most of my stuff but there are times when I pull out my laptop and would like to use the touchpad.  It will work for a while and the... See more...
This worked for me- it's really too bad though.  I use a mouse for most of my stuff but there are times when I pull out my laptop and would like to use the touchpad.  It will work for a while and then get all jumpy again.  Then I disable it and everything is good.  I too like the laptop, hate the damn touch pad.  Love the location of the touchpad for my typing, so have no idea why this was a problem.  Would luv to replace the touchpad if I could do it myself- i just don't want to send it in- i use it daily.  Bob
i can't recall exactly- it just seems as if it's been an ongoing problem and i live with it unfortunately.  sometimes i wonder if pressure on the area beside the touchpad where i rest my wrists has a... See more...
i can't recall exactly- it just seems as if it's been an ongoing problem and i live with it unfortunately.  sometimes i wonder if pressure on the area beside the touchpad where i rest my wrists has anything to do with it - also, it seems as if it doesn't happen initially when i am using my computer but seems as if cursor problems seem to occur if i have been working for a while- just anecdotal observation.  i'll try the touch freeze.
it was my system (14Z) that had everything replace over a period of a couple of weeks- including the touchpad, motherboard, etc.  Still have the issue but not as often.  I have tried all the fixes in... See more...
it was my system (14Z) that had everything replace over a period of a couple of weeks- including the touchpad, motherboard, etc.  Still have the issue but not as often.  I have tried all the fixes in this thread- i am careful to note that the palm of my hand does not touch the touchpad to cause a jump in the cursor.  I use a mouse almost all the time and all of a sudden, the cursor still will start jumping.  if i  try to use the touchpad at that point, it often times will not move left or right but will go up and down.  crazy.  so, i just disable my touchpad when the cursor starts moving and that works for a while.  but, i need to use the touchpad once in a while so it would be nice to have working.  love the computer- hate the pad- and i chose this computer because the touchpad was located in a position that my hands did not hit it when i was typing.  oh well
the fix did not work for me- as a matter of fact, it made it worse- and, i can't even disable the touchpad now
I had the pad replaced as well as most of the computer- my cursor still jumps so i don't use the touch pad at all.  If I do have to use the touch pad, the cursor will go up and down when i move my fi... See more...
I had the pad replaced as well as most of the computer- my cursor still jumps so i don't use the touch pad at all.  If I do have to use the touch pad, the cursor will go up and down when i move my finger on the pad but it won't go left or right.  very frustrating- did you find out anything???
I've attached a picture of my $800 paper weight referenced in my post on 4/3/12.  She's a beauty and really holds paper down.  Doesn't do anything else though.
I've had a dell technician out 3 times in the last week to replace a touchpad issue with jumping cursor- they replaced the mother board also.  then the display went bad. tech came out and replaced mo... See more...
I've had a dell technician out 3 times in the last week to replace a touchpad issue with jumping cursor- they replaced the mother board also.  then the display went bad. tech came out and replaced mother board but the new MB would not power on so he put the old one back in. said it must have been a loose connection to the screen. next day, system would not power on.  came out today for the 3rd time and replaced MD, power charge connector, new adaptor and who knows what else.  working fine until the laptop just shut off. can't power on- can't do anything.  i've been asking to get this lemon replaced. send me a new 14z and i'll put my old hard drive in and be good to go.  but they won't do it.  it has to be repaired.  take care of this problem and give me a new computer. stand up for your products.  it is a 6 month old lemon. oh, and in trying to repair it the first two times, they fried the cable to the webcam also which today's tech pointed out to me.  i am stunned by dell's response.
I've had a dell technician out 3 times in the last week to replace a touchpad issue with jumping cursor- they replaced the mother board also.  then the display went bad. tech came out and replaced mo... See more...
I've had a dell technician out 3 times in the last week to replace a touchpad issue with jumping cursor- they replaced the mother board also.  then the display went bad. tech came out and replaced mother board but the new MB would not power on so he put the old one back in. said it must have been a loose connection to the screen. next day, system would not power on.  came out today for the 3rd time and replaced MD, power charge connector, new adaptor and who knows what else.  working fine until the laptop just shut off. can't power on- can't do anything.  i've been asking to get this lemon replaced. send me a new 14z and i'll put my old hard drive in and be good to go.  but they won't do it.  it has to be repaired.  take care of this problem and give me a new computer. stand up for your products.  it is a 6 month old lemon. oh, and in trying to repair it the first two times, they fried the cable to the webcam also which today's tech pointed out to me.  i am stunned by dell's response.