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Wireless Dell mouse, wheel in middle, 2 buttons, black and silver.

Crazy mouse.
Wheel will not roll properly. I roll, roll, roll the wheel, and it rolls the page after ten or so rolls; does not want to roll. New batteries, and a reset of keyboard together with the mouse did not help. Do I need a new mouse; it's appx. four years old.

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First try to reinstall the updated driver for your mouse. If this does not work, it could be that the mouse is worn out and you may need to replace it...

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