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Thread: My Optical Mouse

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    uNz[i]'s Avatar Out of order
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    Okay.

    I've had this 5 button ps2 optical mouse for a couple of years now and it's been great
    But over the past week, the cursor has started doing some weird stuff...

    Examples:

    - Sticking in the same spot... sometimes it unsticks eventually, sometimes I have to restart the PC to get it moving again.
    - Refusing to move over a certain part of the screen (the place varies, seemingly at random)
    - Just moving on it's own.
    - Highlighting an area and dragging the selection, even though I haven't touched a button or moved the mouse.
    - and many, many more whacky things.

    I've tried using the drivers that came with XP, as well as the Win2000 drivers that came with the mouse. They both do the same crap. Sometimes the cursor will work perfectly for a whole day, sometimes it'll act up every 10 seconds.

    Ack! It's just gone whacko now... if I didn't know my keyboard shortcuts, I'd be screwed.

    I've run a full system scan for virii, but nothing was found, so I guess I can rule that out.

    So what I need to know is if anyone has encountered the same problem.with an aging optical mouse
    Can this problem be fixed without buying a new mouse or is this thing dying on me?

    TIA

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    checked if its not dirty?

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    Yes. Checked out both the LED area and the ps2 plug too.
    And the Socket it plugs into on the mobo.

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    have u opened the mouse? it could be dirty INSIDE.....

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    Just checked... it's actually quite clean in there...

    Edit: and theres no loose wires, either.

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    cables may be faulty...thats my best bet....or maybe the laser light got messed up or something

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    Maybe its dead.

    2 years was long enough, but now you must let go.

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    i think 'sticking' can be caused by a mouse pad the mouse doesn't agree with, try using a different mouse pad or the table - that doesn't explain the other problems though
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    Just buy a new one.

    They are like $20 at the most.

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    PS/2 Microsoft Intellimouse Explorers are like 15. They perform well too.

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