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limeman

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You read it right.

Push power button...nothing happens...rub mouse pad...Bios comes up..rub mouse pad windows starts to load. If I stop rubbing, windows load screen will stop moving. This is how EVERYTHING works on the PC. Want to go on the internet? click I.E. then start rubbing.

This is the mouse pad at bottom of laptop that I'm talking about. An external usb mouse has no effect.
Any ideas.

Windows XP HP laptop
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This is a weird problem.
Try resetting your BIOS to the factory defaults or fail-safe settings.
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Thanks for the advice...reset to defaults and no luck.

Changed out memory - no luck
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That is rather odd. If your comfortable doing so, I would remove the top bezel with the trackpad and blow it out. It seems you have some weird electrical problem going on inside that machine and cleaning it up a bit may help.
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I had it apart when I first got my hands on it. It is clean, contacts look clean.

Occasionally the laptop will work normally for short bursts. I would say for 3-5 min once a day.
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Are you the original owner?
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Yes, this is my wifes
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Ok. The only real educated guess I can come up with is that either the wiring coming from the trackpad to the board has a short somewhere or the actual board itself is shorting out and sending out a sort of electric discharge to the trackpad, hence the reason why the rubbing aka static electricity kicks it back into gear so to speak.

If you want, try to boot the machine with the trackpad disconnected from the rest of the laptop and see if you can power it on.
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That is an intelligent possibility Cilix.
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