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SubjectMouse acting crazy Reply to this message
Posted byPr3tty F1y
Posted on07/21/04 10:54 PM



I have a Logitech optical wheel mouse here (the kinda with the little ir light to detect movement.) Anway, it keeps going crazy and moving the cursor to the bottom left and some times top right of my screen. It seems to be random and i'm not sure when it started, but i haven't been using a mouse pad recently (mine got trashed) so i' sliding it along my flat desk surface. I'm wondering if maybe particles on the desk are shooting it in odd directions? Possible software problem? i don't have any spyware installed so... anyway here's some more info
its a usb mouse connected to a ps2 converter, put into a KVM out to my pc. The connections seem secure and the mouse operates as norma besides this. It seems to only shoot on when i'm moving it. I'm runing windows xp, latest updates, default windows mouse driver, and no background apps seem to be running (it happens in every app) that would affect it... any help is appreciated.

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SubjectHmm new Reply to this message
Posted byHalcyon
Posted on07/21/04 11:21 PM



Maybe some particles are in the way of the sensors, perhaps even inside the case.

I'm using my desk surface also, I really don't get any problems until there's some dust or animal hair in the way of the lens.

Try it on pants, that always seems to work the best.




SubjectRe: Hmm new Reply to this message
Posted byChachiSqrPants
Posted on07/22/04 07:18 AM



> I'm using my desk surface also, I really don't get any problems until there's
> some dust or animal hair in the way of the lens.


I've got a MS optical mouse (an old one), and it does the exact same thing when I'm not using a pad. My desk is pressed wood with a glossy finish, I think that's the issue.

> Try it on pants, that always seems to work the best.

Do NOT use it on me.


CSP


SubjectRe: Mouse acting crazy new Reply to this message
Posted byTerry Bogard
Posted on07/22/04 08:03 AM



> I have a Logitech optical wheel mouse here (the kinda with the little ir light
> to detect movement.)

Are you sure it's IR light? Not just red? A friend of mine changed the standard red led with a high-intensity blue one, and the mouse still works. I can guess that the red led can shoot in the IR band too, but the blue one surely doesn't, so the sensor must be a wide-spectrum photodiode.

> Anway, it keeps going crazy and moving the cursor to the
> bottom left and some times top right of my screen. It seems to be random and
> i'm not sure when it started, but i haven't been using a mouse pad recently
> (mine got trashed) so i' sliding it along my flat desk surface. I'm wondering
> if maybe particles on the desk are shooting it in odd directions?

Very likely. Particles, and odd reflections given by an irregular surface, for example. It happened very often with mine as well, I thought it was malfunctioning 'cause I bought it at a flea market in the original "to be sold together with a computer" package :) but changing the rough, coloured mousepad with a smooth and monochromatic one (from the 486 days when mice were rarely used and mousepads were a luxury) was enough to end all my problems. Can't run it on my desk 'cause there's glass on it :P

OKKAY!


Subjectyeah, I get some weird problems too new Reply to this message
Posted byEon_Blue
Posted on07/28/04 02:40 AM



Mine are more funny than annoying, though.

Sometimes, while I'm using the mouse, the cursor will (just as you described) take off in some random direction. It's only for a split second though, I've got control again almost instantly. It's never happened anywhere terribly important (dragging and dropping, for instance), so I'm not really annoyed by it.

The other one is when I let the mouse go to type, and the cursor starts to vibrate a little bit. It looks pretty hilarious on screen, like the arrow is cold or something.

Microsoft Optical Wheel mouse here. Everything else works okay, and like you, I use it on the desk surface, rather than a mousepad. I thought these things were supposed to eliminate the need for a mousepad?




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