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Trackball stops communicating with PC

Sometimes after I reboot my PC my Logitech optical trackball will stop working. If I unplug it from the back of the PC and then plug it back in (even in the same port) it will work just fine. Any ideas what's causing this?

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Hi, logitech mice quite often have an 'auto power off' after a period of time. Instead of unplugging and plugging it back in, try clicking one of the mouse keys, give id 1-2 seconds and try it again.

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Has any new piece of hardware been put in between the trackball and the receiver? Electro-magnetic fields can cause interference. I had a similar problem once - didn't even unplug the receiver, just moved it behind the monitor. It was a big clunky CRT screen and created a huge EM field - huge enough to cause interference with the trackball.

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Clean the PC Mouse
1. Unplug the mouse, turn it over, then twist the retaining ring counter clockwise to remove it. Remove the trackball inside the mouse.

2.Clean the trackball with warm water and dry carefully. Clean the rollers inside the mouse with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Replace the trackball then secure it with the retaining ring.

3.Clean the outside of the mouse with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. Use a small amount on one area at a time. For an optical mouse, clean the bottom of the mouse and the surface it sits on with a damp cloth.
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1.Plug the mouse back in. The connector will either be USB or PS/2. A PS/2 connector is color-coded green and can only be inserted in one direction. Check for any bent or broken pins, then carefully plug it in making sure the connection is secure. Reboot the computer, and then test the mouse.

2.Connect the mouse to another computer. After the mouse is connected to a different computer, reboot the system, and then test the mouse. If your mouse works on another computer, the problem is most likely with your PC or operating system

3.Check for device conflicts. When you install another device on your computer it can sometimes cause conflicts with a PC mouse. Remove any new hardware and drivers you may have installed then reboot the computer.

4.Reinstall PC mouse drivers. In Windows, open "Control Panel" then "System." Select the "Device Driver" tab then scroll to and select your mouse. Uninstall any drivers that are listed. Unplug the mouse then reboot the PC. Reboot the system again, plug the mouse back in, then allow Windows to reinstall the drivers if prompted.

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Thanks......Have a great time.

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Send it back for repair, there is no fixing the chip in a mouse. Sometimes they don't work after one day.
So it depends on how much you paid for it depends on if its work ending back.

This is a great mouse, I only use logitech.

It does have a 5yr warranty.

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Two options:

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Should work :)

Cheers!
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A lot of trackball controlls made by Microsoft and Logitech use a optical system. Once the control on the screen doesn't move anymore, you simply remove the ball and clean the optics out of it.

If there is a way that you can remove the ball out of the control, all you have to do is clean the rollers underneath the wheel. After some time they do build up just like a friction mouse does. All it takes is some Qtips and a water alchohol solution.

I would hope for a kid trackball they made that a feature.

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