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Dell Wireless Mouse does not track and skips

My Dell wireless mouse has developed a problem in that it does not track and skips so much that I have had to resort to using my old Logitech USB mouse. The Dell wireless has brand new fresh batteries and is being used on the same "optical friendly" surface that I have always used and no new wireless devices have been installed. I did not see anything on the computer control panel that would help me. Is this thing just simply being repair or is there something else that I could try? Thanks!

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  • 1970 Dec 16, 2007

    My Dell wireless mouse is not tracking. I am using the same mouse pad and have reset it and have replaced the batteries twice.

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Your cursor is drifting when you - yes you - are inline (between the mouse and the Bluetooth receiver). Keep your body (hands, arms, legs, etc.) out of this transmission path and it will work fine. Your body has capacitance and this screws up the signal. Is this a poor system? You bet ya. I want to send mine back to Dell and tell them where to put it.

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Could be radio interference. I tracked my similar mouse problem down to emissions from the ethernet adapter that connects over the house mains wiring.

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