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Old 08-28-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Okay, I have a Dell Dimension desktop computer. I had started out with the default Dell mouse. However, I had a problem. The mouse would stop working...the pointer would remain stationary no matter what - and the sensor light on the bottom of the mouse would not work. I would keep having to unplug the mouse and replug it in, and then it would work. Sometimes it would happen again within the hour, sometimes within a few hours, sometimes within a few days. Anyway, I got a new Logitech optical mouse. Worked fine for the first month or so, maybe a little more. Now, it's happening again, and seemingly more frequently. I've tried installing the drivers, I've tried switching the USB port...nothing. Also, when it is workingproperly, the mouse will jump around a lot and make it hard to navigate.

That makes me think SOMETHING in my software is wrong, no?
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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Is it a wireless mouse? if so, change the battery.

If it was software, it should manifest immediately, or be regular and coincide with other events, not just randomly.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Is it a wireless mouse? if so, change the battery.
That was my first thought. My battery dies on a fairly regular basis and usually at the most inconvenient times. Liz
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:47 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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No, wired. That's why I said I changed its USB port over and over again.
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