Mouse drift on Dell Latitude c840 running Feisty 7.04

Casey Stamper casey.stamper at
Mon May 14 21:21:52 UTC 2007

Adam M wrote:
> Hi Albert,
> Thanks for the reply.
> It may be that I'm naive, but if this truly a pervasive issue across
> operating systems for multiple models of Dell Latitude laptops, it seems
> that Dell would have big problems. To your knowledge, have they
> acknowledged this hardware issue? Is this something they can repair?
> This laptop is long since out of warranty, but I'd rather pay to get
> repaired rather than buy a brand new laptop.
> Thanks again,
> Adam
> On Mon, 14 May 2007 13:56:50 -0400, "Albert Charron"
> <albert at> said:
>> I have a Dell Latitude C600 running Feisty and XP in dualboot.  Both 
>> OSes have the same issues.  I also had the problem with Windows 2000 and 
>> Mandriva Linux on this machine.  The problem seems to come from the flat 
>> cable that connects the touchpad to the motherboard.  I also have a 
>> problem with my keyboard (same connector type).  Pushing against the 
>> handrest seems to temporarily fix the problem...
I had the same issue w/my Inspiron 5160. I bought a replacement keyboard 
from Dell and have had no problems since.

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