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Solved: Logitech Optical mouse jumping

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fishington, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. fishington

    fishington Thread Starter

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    I am running XP Home edition and I have just bought a logitech pilot optical mouse - it is plugged into my ps2 port. I downloaded the current driver and set up everything ok. The problem is that the mouse pointer jumps all round the screen every now and again. I have seen that this can be a problem when using it as USB.
    Could the mouse be influenced by external factors (the computer desk is very close (2ft) to the fuseboard and electricity meter)
     
  2. gotrootdude

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    What kinda mouse pad are you using?

    Could be.. There's a PC in our warehouse that has this problem due to it's proximity to a ham radio antenna.
     
  3. fishington

    fishington Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply - you may have sorted the problem! The mouse mat was one with adverts (not the punk band) all over it and a calendar on it (its quite shiney as well) I turned it over to the black foamy side and so far it seems to be working ok!!

    Thanks again
     
  4. brushmaster1

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    A reflective surface will often cause an optical mouse to exhibit erratic behavior (try it on a mirror for a true psychedelic experience). Such behavior can also be caused by dirt or even a hair stuck to the bottom of the mouse...
     
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