Lenovo touchpad issue

Pa902

Pa902

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#1
My brother has a lenovo laptop running windows 7. When he's working or surfing the computer seems to left click on its own. So if he's working on a word document and the pointer is on the top of the page the computer does a phantom left click and the insertion point moves to where the pointer was. Basically it's left clicking on it's own. I uninstalled the mouse drivers and reinstalled them but it's still doing it. Could this be a virus? We did a virus scan with AVG updated and no result. I really doubt that this is a hardware issue -it rarely is. Any ideas????
 
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athi

New Member
#2
your brother might be tapping the touchpad inadvertently when he is working on the laptop. just about all touchpads now consider a tap as a left click. check in the touchpad options and see if there is an option to turn the touchpad off when he is typing.

i do the same thing when working on a laptop.
 
Huge

Huge

Why am I still doing up?
#3
your brother might be tapping the touchpad inadvertently when he is working on the laptop. just about all touchpads now consider a tap as a left click. check in the touchpad options and see if there is an option to turn the touchpad off when he is typing.

i do the same thing when working on a laptop.
+1 to that; turn that sucker off! :)
 
Pa902

Pa902

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#4
Tried that

I am way ahead of you guys -I thought the exact thing but it wasn't the problem. I called lenovo and the said it was a hardware problem. Before I send it back I'd like to try to fix it -any ideas???? thanks
 
jimbo1763

jimbo1763

Moderator
#5
If it is still under warranty, would suggest letting the company do it. If you fiddle with it, they might take the position that you have voided your warranty.
 
dannyboy27

dannyboy27

Lazy
#6
it's a long shot but the only thing you could try is removing the battery (and mains power) for 5-10 minutes.

I have read of issues in the past of odd behaviour from touchpads due to static charge buildup in the chassis of the laptop.
 

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