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Solved: Mouse clicks working incorrectly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by martynasmith, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. martynasmith

    martynasmith Thread Starter

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    Hi sorry if this is in the wrong section

    I am using the touchpad mouse on my laptop (Packard bell easynote th) and it has started to act strangely. On the day it started this I had not installed or downloaded anything, in fact I was playing a game. When I turn it on the left click (or tapping the pad) results in a right click, the right click has no function at this point, although sometimes when i press it the working symbol appears as though it is attempting to do something. Given a while the left click sometimes resumes its correct function. Twice now both clicks have somehow restored themselves after an hour or so, but in both cases eventually the right click stops working again.

    I have tried updating the drivers in device manager, but it says they are up to date, I have also ran anti-malware software.

    I am running windows 7, it is also not that old and hasn't got much stuff clogging it up and runs well in general.

    Has anyone else encountered this before? Its really annoying as I think its fixed then it stops working again.
     
  2. bicycle bill

    bicycle bill Banned

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    This may sound silly but maybe your thumb is touching the pad sometimes. This happens.
     
  3. martynasmith

    martynasmith Thread Starter

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    thanks but i guarantee this is not that, i have been living with this problem for a week . I guess the touchpad itself could be broken, but since i wrote the first post, the left click now works but not the right click. it seems to be if i restart then about an hour after that it starts to sort itself out a bit


    Currently the left click is working correctly, right click is doing nothing, if i switch the buttons in mouse properties, the left clcik will do a right, but the right click still doesnt work. however the button isn't completely broken as intermittently it may allow me one click
     
  4. martynasmith

    martynasmith Thread Starter

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    external usb mouse worked, gonna just send it off and get the touchpad replaced, was so sure it wasnt a physical problem but hey, i can play minecraft again now so yay
     
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