With about 16 days to go in my 1 year warranty for my Sony Vaio, I was just about to back up the hard drive and send it in for service. The touchpad is unruly and unreliable. I followed the troubleshooting guidelines they sent me last July, and finally just gave up and bought an external mouse. Once I started using this laptop, I couldn’t bear to be without it.

Today I gave it one last shot, and uploaded the december 2003 driver update. I have not (cross my fingers) had one touchpad glitch yet. Maybe this will do it. However if you don’t hear from me for another month, it’s because this unit is back to the factory for service.