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  1. sonnytiger

    sonnytiger New Member

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    I have an optical ps/2 mouse that ive used without issue for years, i don;t even think ive ever dropped it before, but now every once in a while it will stop responding to movement and then start moving again after a feeas seconds, but the strange thing is everything else works, my keyboard, mouse clicjing even the read led during the time that it is not responding to movement. I use a mouse pad.
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    how old is your mouse??
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    Physically inspect the cable and connector and see if something got broken/bent.
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    Check your Power Options. If it's set to balance change it to high performance to see if the issue stops. In particular the "USB selective suspend setting" should be disabled.
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    I guess this answers the question. :D
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    its five years old. as it came with a computer i got from 2005 and has the brand of the computer on it.
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    I think its the mouse dieing my old Logitech MX518 mouse started doing the same thing a bit aog and bought myself the G5 and i have tested the mouse in other computers and it did the same thing i thnk its time to get your self a new mouse
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    I had a problem like this with an old IBM mouse, replaced it with a cheap logitech and haven't had a problem.
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    it's 5 years old...lol

    man, you need to replace it...hhhhh

    it's not expensive, for me...mouse isn't so important... ;)
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    Well of course to you its JUST a mouse, but maybe the op has an emotional attachment to it.
    I mean it "has the brand of the computer on it.", so where is he gonna find another one like that? After spending 5 years with a mouse it probably feels like a natural extension of his hand, or perhaps he has a very unique hand size/shape so only this mouse feels comfortable.
    Could be a gift from his first girlfriend...jesus, people are so cold these days.
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    i'd say its dying, or somethings blocking the sensor at repeated intervals*


    my advice is to get a new mouse - i'm sure many will reccomend mice like the one i have (logitech G500) but with your needs even a basic one will do - just dont get a cheap wireless mouse.


    *bloody unlikely eh?
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    The passing of a mouse, hamster, guinea pig, or any pet is a hard thing. I, usually, get very attach to them and... oh, sorry, I thought this was the PETA thread!:slap:

    Yeah, sounds like she\he is dying.

    Five, or so, years old. Try using some alcohol (not the drinking type, but rubbing) and lint free swabs (or, take it apart) to clean the pick-up sensor. Especially, if there are any smokers or your cook a lot of greasy foods in the area (also, included, if you live in smog\pollution zones).

    Failing this; get a new one.
    :)
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    maybe i will get a new mouse, i don't like wireless ones anywho since they are typically laggy.
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    Todays wireless mice are not laggy. At, least the good ones, I don't buy 3 dollar mice off ebay.

    Ask some of the guys\gals, what is the best mouse( wireless and/or wired ) and see if anyone has one for sale at a good price or maybe they will get rid off for shipping. Or even, check Newegg for some, with free shipping and on-sale. I like on-sale and free shipping.

    You will find the right replacement.:)

    Oh, did you try cleaning the lenses?
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    todays high end wireless mice arent laggy, but the cheap ones still are.

    then again, since he used a PS2 mouse for 5 years i doubt he's going to want to spend money on an expensive high end mouse, wireless or not.
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    lol, you're right...hhh...that's very good what you said...
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    I havn't tried cleaning the lense though i will try doing so, and yeah, im not one to spend a whole lot on mice, I just crank up the sensitivity to max and adjust!

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