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Usb mouse move itself,cursor jumps unexpectedly

I have a microsoft usb mouse .its cursor moves or jumps some where in desktop, if i want to click on start button some time it goes some other place

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Go to ur control panel and click on mouse ...u may have to reset ur settings
if this not work uninstall ur mouse in add/remove.......and then reinstall software

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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    Kareem Ahmed Apr 25, 2014

    I am always fond of the Logitech products, although, I think that in the past they had a better quality.

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    Kareem Ahmed Apr 25, 2014

    I had the same problem, and it drove me crazy. In my frustration, I almost broke the mouse, by smashing it very hard in my desk. The problem is the mouse becomes almost unusable and it drains your batteries. It is strange the mouse behaves like this, because before it did function perfectly. I my search, what could be the reason, I tried everything that you can find here and on other fora related to this problem. Test on another PC, the same problem. Different Drivers. Different USB port / try PS/2. Different mouse settings. No power management on the USB port. Different mouse mat (Dark and non reflective). No other device on the same USB port. No other radio controlled devices near. No wireless telephones near. I also opened the mouse and cleaned the lense, no improvement. I also removed the lense, and cleaned the micro camera, that is behind the lense. It all didn't solve the problem. I tried to adjust the distance between the PDB (optical micro camera) and the lense) it did not solve the problem. The mouse did not move at all anymore. Nothing worked. But I noticed, that when the mouse is on a light surface, the problem becomes worse. So a simple conclusion was, that it had to be light strength or focus related. HERE COMES A SIMPLE TEST, AND IF THAT WORKS, I HAVE THE SOLUTION FOR YOU: Lift your mouse a few millimeter above the mouse mat, and increase the distance, while moving your mouse. Stop rising the height above the mouse mat when your mouse pointer does not move anymore. Lower the mouse a little bit and hold it very steady. Do not move. When your mouse does not move by itself anymore, I know the solution. I told you, when I used the dark mouse mat, the problem was less than with a light mouse mat. That made me clear, the problem was light strength / focus related. When there is too much light, it is hard to read. It is the same for the mouse, too much light, and the mouse cannot focus anymore. It does get blinded. SOLUTION: I opened the mouse and thought of a simple and low tech solution, how I could decrease the LED light strength intensity. I took a paper multi layer tissue and pealed off a single layer. I cut off a small snippet of about 6mm wide and 1,5 cm long. I fixed one side against the LED. The other part, I used to fix it on the PCB by some sticky tape. Make sure, that the tissue is not against the lense that comes after the LED. Because that will cause problems. All you want, is to reduce the light intensity slightly. Not introducing a light pattern. If the paper is against the lense, it disturbs the light pattern, that the mouse needs to focus and notice movements. After I placed the small piece of tissue, all the problems, were solved. The mouse functions again as when I just bought it. CAUSE: Probably, one of the components on the PCB degrades in quality over time. In this case probably a resistor that controls the power the LED receives. Since the mouse PCB contains all micro electronics, I do not advice replacing any of the components. The LED in my mouse, has very long wires, so it is easy to cut one of the wires and experiment with placing an extra, low resistance resistor in the line. It will also improve the battery life length, if you do so. But I used the low-tech solution. This also solves the problem, that the mouse does not go to sleep mode anymore and drains your batteries in a few days.

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