Dell Inspiron 17r Touchpad/palmrest area issues....

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Dell Inspiron 17r Touchpad/palmrest area issues....

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I have an Inspiron 17r (N7110), and sometimes my touchpad goes haywire and will not move properly. Like if my cursor is near the right side of my screen, and i place my finger on the touchpad on the right side, when i drag my finger to the left, the cursor on the screen will jump back to the right side of the screen about every 1/5th I move across the touchpad. Another possibly related issue is that sometimes the palmrest area to both sides of touchpad will cause my cursor to move and/or act like a tap on the touchpad. This happens most often on the left side, but can happen 2-3 inches from the touchpad itself. Restarting the computer seems to fix it for a while, and I haven't been able to pick out any discernable pattern to when it does happen.

My touchpad driver is up to date.

Is this something that might be covered under the factory warranty? Or maybe a known problem with an easy fix?

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks.

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