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What are the signs of an optical mouse going bad?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mobius8041, Mar 11, 2011.

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  1. Mobius8041

    Mobius8041 Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2010
    I have a small optical mouse for my laptop. It's tiny, about a couple of inches long, and an inch or so wide. It has a retractable cable on one of those spring operated spools. I had had it for a while before I really started using it. I've used it for about a year now and sometimes it will randomly disconnect itself. I have to unplug it and plug it back in to 'kick-start' it. The light stays on when it disconnects itself. Does this sound like the optical mouse is going bad?
  2. bp936


    Oct 13, 2003
    My optical mouse needs ever so often a new battery, I don't know if your little one would be the same or if it gets power with the cable.
    The cables do go broke after so many times being bent, that is what I found, just wiggling the cable gets a good connection, but as soon as it is moved, it looses connection.
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