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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Purplexed, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. Purplexed

    Purplexed Thread Starter

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    My left mouse button is not functioning correctly. The mouse itself is functioning correctly. The sensitivity, the right mouse button and the scroll wheel all work fine, but the left mouse button doesn't.
    So I bought a HP Computer and I have had it for about a year now, with the mouse. The mouse is automatically connected to the computer wirelessly, but it doesn't require a USB slot (sorry, I don't know the specifics, I am very nooby when it comes to tech). Sometimes, when I play games, the mouse just stops working randomly, and I have to restart my computer by holding in the button.
    My left mouse button recently has started to not function correctly. When I try to click on something, 1/4 times it will work. Most of the time I will have to click again or 3 times before it will click. I can, however, click the mouse button with an extra bit of force and it will work correctly, however, I am a gamer, and if I do this all the time, the mouse will probably break.
    I don't know if this problem could have to do with my programs?
    I have Windows 7, I run avast! (which I installed today, before my mouse started to not function correctly, however, it worked normally for about 8 hours after installing avast!)
    I have gone to mouse preferences and tried to fix it there, but to no avail.

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
     
  2. Tanis

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    Based on this statement alone, I would make an educated assumption that the mouse is faulty / on its way out totally. If the mouse came with the machine (a HP) it is probably a pretty cheap, mass produced mouse.

    It sounds like the switch for that button is failing, the fact it works when you press harder adds weight to this assumption. So, based on that alone, i would probably test functionality with a known working mouse, any old one will do just to test if the buttons etc work correctly, I expect they will.
     
  3. Purplexed

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    Is there any fix to this besides getting a new mouse? I don't have any available to me and I won't be able to get a new mouse for ages... :(
     
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    Its not something I have really looked at to be honest, I generally replace any mouse as soon as they start going wrong.
    You might be able to get the button part off to gain access to the switch underneath, in which case cleaning it all out might help a bit. However, be aware you run the risk of damaging it further or breaking it completely.

    As a gamer, it might be worth investing a little into a better quality mouse. I personally also prefer wired to wireless when it comes to mouse / keyboard for gaming.
     
  5. Purplexed

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    I managed to clean out the mouse and it seemes to work properly now, however, it still turns off randomly in games and the only way to fix it is by restarting my computer. Also, the problem is, I only have 2 USB slots, and 1 of them is being taken up by my Blue Snowball Mic, and luckily I don't use a USB headset, but if I wanted to, then I couldn't use a mic as well. Is there any way I can get more USB slots?
     
  6. Purplexed

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    Before you read this, I am not very good with tech.
    so..

    My computer is a HP PC with Windows 7. If someone could tell me how to get more information by typing something on the computer, that would be great.
    I have avast!, I have 6GB Ram, Nividia Graphics Card (yet again, if someone could tell me how to get more info) and my computer has some problems.

    When I turn my PC on, it takes around 5 minutes of the mouse in the middle of a black screen for it to get to the screen where you log in.

    After that, the computer is okay. Recently, however, it has started to make a really loud noise, and is getting very very hot. It burns if I put my skin on it.

    When I play games like LoL, Dota 2 and Arma 2, my screen sometimes goes black and the only way to fix it is by turning my PC on and off, and when it takes 10 minutes to get back to the point where I can open the game, this is very detrimental to my gameplay.

    To be more specific, the screen has a little cut out where I can see a black screen with lines in it for a split second, then the screen goes black. I can still hear and talk to my friends in Teamspeak, but then, sometimes, after about 20 seconds, the sound cuts out and gets stuck on the sound last heard before it cut out.

    Black Screen? My computer randomly turns off alot, and when it does, I am usually playing games.
    Now, when I turn it back on, it loads up the HP screen, then it goes to a black screen with a mouse in the middle of it for what I timed as around 5 MINUTES. You might not think this is alot, but when you disconnect from a game of LoL or Dota 2, and it takes 10 to get back in, you get disadvantaged by a huge amount, and you also get reported by your team etc etc.
    I was wondering, is there anything I can do to speed this up? Because it is absolutely infuriating staring at the screen while I think about what is happening in the game and how disadvantaged I must be getting.


    Thank you for reading, and ANY HELP is appreciated.


     
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    What is it that you are linking me, what does it do? And no, this is a $3000 pc.
     
  9. Purplexed

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    My computer randomly turns off alot, and when it does, I am usually playing games.
    Now, when I turn it back on, it loads up the HP screen, then it goes to a black screen with a mouse in the middle of it for what I timed as around 5 MINUTES. You might not think this is alot, but when you disconnect from a game of LoL or Dota 2, and it takes 10 to get back in, you get disadvantaged by a huge amount, and you also get reported by your team etc etc.
    I was wondering, is there anything I can do to speed this up? Because it is absolutely infuriating staring at the screen while I think about what is happening in the game and how disadvantaged I must be getting.

    Thank you for reading, and any help is appreciated.
     
  10. dvk01

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    I have merged all your multiple topics into the one thread. They are very likely all related and having multiple topics scattered all round the various forums is not the way to solve them
    Please stay in THIS topic until ALL your problems are solved
     
  11. Purplexed

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    could you atleast move them to make them not look like replies to one topic about the mouse? also, the topic they are all posted on is one I tried to mark as solved..
     
  12. dai

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    the link is to what will list what is in the pc

    it does not include the psu,for that you will need to take the side off and look at the label for

    make
    model
    wattage

    this thread is marked solved you need to use the thread tools at the top right to mark it unsolved
     
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