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Mouse buttons not always detected

Clicks (either on left or right button) are often not detected and multiple clicks are needed before it is detected. I've changed the batteries, but it's still the same. Pressing the 'connect' button on the mouse doesn't help either. I've only had the mouse a few months.

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Re: mouse buttons not always detected

Clean your mouse with cloth and remove all dirt. Then unplug it and again plug it.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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Re: mouse buttons not always detected

Is there any metal (desk) close to the receiver or mouse? This can interfere with reception. Try putting the receiver close to the mouse and see what it does

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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Similar problem which I resolved today.
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Is it an old (as in used a lot) mouse, I had a similar problem a while back and it was down to a worn out micro-switch, it would still work but because something inside had work out it would always double tap.

It may not be the answer to your problem, but at least if you can test another mouse it will rule out any mouse control panel issues

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I've got a optical mouse 3000, and a bunch of batteries in the junk drawer, I'm sure at least one of them has good life in them, but the mouse keeps flashing red....also it seems to work when I right...

The red light is connectivity to the dongle on the PC.
Check your mouse settings in Windows for the left mouse button settings.
Does the mouse move on the screen?
You can try reversing the mouse buttons to see if the button is defective. If you swap the buttons and now right mouse clicks do not work, the button is defective.

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You checked the settings. Most likely the micro-switch in the mouse is "bouncing" which means the output of the switch contains noise that is interpreted as multiple
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The left mouse button on my Studio 1535 no longer works. The right one is fine. Can I fix it or do I need to replace the whole assembly?


Try to configure it as a mouse for left handed persons and see if it responds to your clicks.

In any case you should go to Control Panel, Mouse Properties. By pressing a button, the picture on the screen should show you if it is activated. If it does not then there nay be some hardware problem.

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