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Microsoft IntelliMouse

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tecumseh2k, Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. tecumseh2k

    tecumseh2k Thread Starter

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    Mouse is 5-6 years old: "erratic movements"

    This USB mouse runs off a 4-port BUS-powered USB Hub. Within the last week or so, the mouse jumps around erratically. I've tried it attached directly to my Sony notebook's USB with the same effect, so it does not seem to be the problem--though I am considering getting a hub with external power.

    Any idea? I've got a new Logitech G3 ordered, so I can say goodbye to it if I have to...
     
  2. bdg146psu

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    Have you changed anything else, such as the surface you're using your mouse on?
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    Did you try a different mouse?
    A different USB port?
    The mouse on another computer?
     
  4. Nightfirecat

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    I think it's just time to say goodbye to the mouse...
     
  5. bdg146psu

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    probably. 5-6 years is a pretty good run.
     
  6. tecumseh2k

    tecumseh2k Thread Starter

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    logical, of course -- but, "no" to 1 & 3 and "yes" to another port

    and I haven't changed my surface.

    My Alps touch device on the Vaio works fine, so I guess I should just use it and wait for the new Logitech to arrive. I'm just assuming that something in the mouse's circuit is faulty or maybe its USB connector--they seem to get sloppy and stop working after awhile.

    the problem is that the problem is intermittent. It works for awhile, and seemingly, especially after I've reinstalled the driver. But then it soon becomes erratic again.

    whoops, i've already spent more time on this than I should have-and so have you ...so I thank you all for your time. I'll just suffer through with my touch pad here for a day or so longer till the G3 gets here... thanks
     
  7. Goldfish92

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    W00t W00t, you have the same mouse as me... AND THE SAME AGE :) My first mounse and it works good (kinda).

    I get a simillar problem little jerks of the cursor even when not toucing the mouse... Think it may be time to say goodbye... :( :p
     
  8. tecumseh2k

    tecumseh2k Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that! I was wondering what it was that could go bad after 5 years or so. Most everything is solid state tech...i mean, what's to go bad? But anyway, it's good to hear that someone besides me has a similar experience. This new Logitech G3 looks to be a good replacement. I bought it for $17.49 'delivered' on eBay (sells for about $50 everywhere).
     
  9. DoubleHelix

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    Electronics fail. It just happens.
     
  10. tecumseh2k

    tecumseh2k Thread Starter

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    I think it's amazing how long they do last!
     
  11. tecumseh2k

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    a follow-up, as i'm still using the intellimouse, occasionally (my eBay purchase hasn't arrived):

    works for a few minutes; unplugging and immediately repluggling fixes it again for a few minutes ...some progressive charge building up, weak component...hmmm??
     
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