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help with mouse?

bigmack73

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Windows XP - Home Edition
#1
I have a MX 500 optical mouse, Last couple months it started to act up. Sometimes the arrow (pointer) on the screen shakes. If it does that it won't go into screensaver as it detects movement in the mouse. I am not even touching the mouse.
 

trix.1210

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Mar 3, 2007
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#2
sounds like its not tracking properly on the screen.

Try these:
1) try the mouse on a dark coloured surface like a book, avoid white or clear surfaces.
2) try another USB/SERIAL port
3) Remove any drivers from any previous mice on the pc.
4) get latest drivers from the manufacturer
5) try the mouse on another pc. If the problem follows the mouse, replace the mouse. If the problem aint there on the 2nd pc, theres still a driver from an old mouse on the first pc, or theres an incompatibility issue with another driver.

let me know. rgds.
trixy
www.trixysvinyl.com
 

bigmack73

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Operating System
Windows XP - Home Edition
#3
I am using a black surface. Can't use the mouse on any other computer. The computer had a fresh clean a couple of months ago, so no other drivers on the computer. Right now it hasn't done it for about a week. Must be a gremlin thing.

Another thing it sometimes move without me doing anything. Like if I had the pointer on a button on a website, it will move down about a centimeter.
 

trix.1210

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#4
take your mouse to another pc. there are hundreds around !!!

ask a friend to test it, then we can see whether its the mouse or your pc.

- thats your next step...

No need to look too deeply into this problem, or spend too long on it mate - buy another mouse - its quicker and easier - you can get one on ebay for under £5.

let me know...
 

bigmack73

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#5
Don't know anyone else has a computer. Not gonna worry about it. Can't buy anything on ebay.
 

trix.1210

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#6
WHAT ??

Theres a computer every few hundred metres on planet earth.

No internet cafe nearby, or friends who have pc's at work?

Unbelievable !!
 

bigmack73

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Windows XP - Home Edition
#7
Believe it. No other computer within 2 miles. We don't use computers at work