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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months ago

    Crud--my mouse is dying!

    Won't respond to clicks; making mistakes about where I clicked in a game (causing my to lose); being very difficult about highlighting to drag/drop text... 

    Crud..just what I need--another expense!  mad

    1. Venkatachari M profile image83
      Venkatachari Mposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Does it need to change batteries? Check. I just changed my batteries 3 days ago when it slowed down and then stopped working.

      1. bravewarrior profile image92
        bravewarriorposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        That's what I was going to suggest. Change the batteries. Also, check to see that the driver is up to date.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
          DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Has no batteries; not wireless--gets its power from the computer via the connection cable.

          1. bravewarrior profile image92
            bravewarriorposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Sometimes Staples has Logitech wireless mice on sale for $14.99. Even when not on sale, they're only about $25. I love the wireless rodents!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      What kind of mouse is it?   If it's one with a ball underneath, you can take out the ball, give it a good clean and put it back, and you'll find that will mak a big difference.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        It's an optical laser mouse, Marisa...no rollers or ball.  : sigh :

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Have you tried checking your mousepad (or whatever surface you're using the mouse on)?   I find my laser mouse hops around if the surface isn't suitable.

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
            DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            yeah--it's a built-on extension to my keyboard drawer, and is a very smooth fabric.  I guess I can try running the lint roller over it, in case the cats have made extra contributions of "fiber."  LOL

        2. ronbergeron profile image92
          ronbergeronposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Take a close look at the bottom of the mouse where the laser is. Excessive dust (or in my case cat hair) can scatter the beam and cause the pointer to act a bit crazy.

  2. American_Choices profile image85
    American_Choicesposted 19 months ago

    I just invested in a new mouse - don't laugh it is a "gaming mouse" by Zealot by TeamScorpion for precision tracking. I cannot imagine why the technical world has not actively promoted the braided fiber cable.

    I have tried the wireless mouse and am soooooooooo looking forward to the braided fiber cable.

    Just the feel of this mouse is 100% better than my advanced best in class wireless.

    Will get it set up and report back.

    1. American_Choices profile image85
      American_Choicesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12575076_f248.jpg

  3. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 19 months ago

    If you have a laser mouse, check to see if a piece of lint or tiny fiber is in there interfering with the light signal.  That is what makes my cursor hop and jump around.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Ah, Solaras--that's a good idea--it is a laser/optical mouse, not a ball mouse..
      thanks for that suggestion.

    2. MizBejabbers profile image88
      MizBejabbersposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I have to clean my laser mouse at the office frequently, inversely proportional to the frequency the cleaning folks dust my desk, I'm sure. LOL I use cleaning wipes made for computers.

  4. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 19 months ago

    Rodents have batteries now? Took me awhile to realize, "Oh, yeah. Must be the wireless ones."

    Meanwhile, the other posters are right. I've had both the rollerball and the laser, cleaning them solves the problem 99% of the time. The ridges on the rollers are not part of the mouse, they're accumulated dust, fiber threads, whatever. Pull them loose with tweezers. Rubbing alcohol is the best cleaning solution I've discovered. And do clean the four corners of the bottom outside of the mouse. That causes stickiness, too. May your mouse live long and prosper.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      No rollers; flat-bottom optical mouse.  No batteries; it gets its power from the computer via the connection cable.

      1. classicalgeek profile image88
        classicalgeekposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I bought a perfectly acceptable optical mouse from Amazon for $6. Some reviewers didn't like it because the click is too loud, but for that price I can live with the click.

 
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