[dba-Tech] Cursor Moving On Its Own

Tesiny, Ed EdTesiny at oasas.state.ny.us
Fri Nov 27 09:52:47 CST 2009

Thanks Gary, I'll try Google again.  I'm using the touchpad and I have a furnace humidifier so the relative humidity is good in the house.  Laptop is 5 years old, maybe it's time to retire it.

Ed Tesiny
EdTesiny at oasas.state.ny.us 

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From: dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Gary Kjos
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 10:45 AM
To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] Cursor Moving On Its Own

Are you using a mouse or the touchpad?  If it's a mouse you should try to clean any dust or other matter out of the lens if it's optical or open it up and clean out the ball and rollers if it's not. If it's the touchpad I might try to clean it with some 409 or something. Might be static too I suppose since we are entering that static season.

Lots of hits on a google search for "Laptop Cursor moves by itself".
Most solutions I looked at suggested a virus or a trojan. So you want to make sure you are up to date with your protection.

This page seemed to have a possible fix - forcing a recalibration of the touchpad using the "four finger salute"


Best of luck with it.


On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 9:23 AM, Tesiny, Ed <EdTesiny at oasas.state.ny.us> wrote:
> My HP laptop is acting up.  When typing, (Outlook, Outlook Express,
> Word) the cursor decides to move on its own.  Where it goes seems to 
> be random, it will skip to the right, left, up or down any number of 
> lines or spaces.  I reloaded the drivers, no change.  Anyone have a 
> suggestion for a solution??  Thanks.
> Edward P. Tesiny

Gary Kjos
garykjos at gmail.com

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