Mouse drift on Dell Latitude c840 running Feisty 7.04

Adam M ubuntu at
Thu May 17 00:48:04 UTC 2007

Hi Casey,

Well, I wouldn't have thought to replace the keyboard to fix the mouse
problem, but it seems to have done the trick. I bought a replacement
keyboard from Dell for $35 (it was a refurb), and it was here in 2 days.
It took me about 20 minutes to replace it , although someone who is not
completely brain-dead could do it in 5 minutes.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion. My laptop is finally usable!


On Tue, 15 May 2007 06:21:11 +0100, "Casey Stamper"
<casey.stamper at> said:
> I don't recall exactly and I'm not at work right now but I think it was 
> less than $50. It's very simple to install. There is a plastic trim 
> piece on the top that covers the power and reset buttons. That easily 
> pries off w/the screen folded all the way back and then it's a matter of 
> removing 4 small screws and the keyboard lifts right up. Then you can 
> disconnect it from the mb. I'm not sure how yours works but it's 
> probably similar. In any case, there are disassembly instructions on the 
> web - that's where I found mine.

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