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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by randyrayd, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. randyrayd

    randyrayd Thread Starter

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    New computer and mouse. PS/2 Compaq wired optical mouse, Win 2000.

    My mouse sometimes takes off like a fly to the edge of my desktop. This occurs not only when starting new application or opening new windows, but sometimes when I am just viewing the screen.

    Any ideas? And thanks in advance.

    Randall
     
  2. Cadet

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    seen as it is an optical mouse you have to be careful what surface you are using the mouse on, try not to use the mouse on shiny surfaces or on some patterned surfaces.

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  3. randyrayd

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    Thanks. I'm using it on a wood-grain desk. I'll try it on a blank piece of paper just to see if that's it.

    Randall
     
  4. Cadet

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    hmm wouldnt have thought a wood grain desk would cause it ( i use mine on a similar style of desk ) , but its worth a try. post back either way :)
     
  5. randyrayd

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    Thanks, cadet. A blank piece of paper under the mouse seems to have done the trick. My mouse is behaving.

    Randall
     
  6. otoe1

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    Wouldn't hurt to turn it over and blow the dust or lint out of the optical hole.
     
  7. randyrayd

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    otoe, maybe it's the dust on my desk???? I'll try that then remove the paper and see what happens. It's a new mouse, but who knows, maybe there was dust in the factory.

    Randall
     
  8. Cadet

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    Good to here its working though Randyrayd
     
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