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My computer mouse is like

Driving a truck without power steering. I can control it but it's very difficult. I have Norton 360 on my computer. I have run ad- aware and spybot and have no problems. HELP! using an HP wired mouse.

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  • serryjw Dec 27, 2008

    I already popped ou the ball to clean it. You maybe correct, it is my mouse pad not my mouse. I didn't KNOW that pads wear out! Thanks!

  • serryjw Dec 27, 2008

    Could it be my mouse driver?


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Make sure that the sensor/laser/tracball is not dirty under the mouse

if trackball, turn the wheel around the trackball and the ball will come out, clean the rollers inside and the ball itself

if laser/infrared sensor, make sure that the lens is not dirty, if it is dirty, get a cotton bud and gently wipe the lens. also make sure that the surface the mouse is on is not too shiny or is glass otherwise it will throw the laser off and confuse it

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  • Christopher Sherwood
    Christopher Sherwood Dec 27, 2008

    no problem, but if non of that works, it could mean you need a new mouse as trackball mice have moving parts they eventually wear ou

  • Christopher Sherwood
    Christopher Sherwood Dec 27, 2008

    no, if it was your mouse driver, you would notice the mouse starting and stopping and sometime suddenly moving somewhere else on the screen without traveling to that area, basically just disappears from where it was and reappears to a new location.

    if the mouse is moving slowly and difficultly then it is a physical problem with the mouse.

    one more thing you could do is take the mouse socket out for the back of your computer and blow into the socket in the computer and blow in the socket on the mouse in case there is dust and dirt on the connections but i very much doubt it.

    nothing much more can be done realy



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