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Erratic cursor movement

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
August 3, 2013 11:25:20 AM

My cursor moves erratically all over the screen and am unable to use touch screen or pad. The computer is pretty much unusable when it does this. The cursor bounces around everywhere. Please help!!!

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August 3, 2013 12:10:53 PM

Does it do this only sometimes? What's your laptop?

Could be something to do with your track pad.
August 5, 2013 3:50:33 PM

NukaB, thank you for responding to my question. My laptop is a Dell XPS L502X. The erratic movement is continuous when there is a mouse plugged in. When there I no mouse, it does it most of the time, but there are times when it doesn't. The cursor bounces around and clicks on things I don't want it to.
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August 7, 2013 1:46:17 AM

Have you got the latest drivers for your laptop?
August 7, 2013 4:31:15 PM

NukaB said:
Have you got the latest drivers for your laptop?

I do regular upgrades, but I'm not sure about the latest drivers. Honestly, I know very little about computers, but I can follow troubleshooting instructions.
August 8, 2013 6:40:10 PM

NukaB said:
I can't seem to find any 'driver's of sorts only diagnostics tools. Try the diagnostics tool from this page:

NukaB, thank you for your response and help, I will take it to a computer expert and have it repaired. This is beyond what I can do.
August 9, 2013 8:01:14 AM

Yea. To be honest problems that aren't to do with general hardware aren't my field. Not that i have a field of expertise...