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My cursor jumps around. I have a Logitech Optical Mouse

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Hello markloisholl,

I have four links here from the Logitech Knowledge base which should help:
LINK 1
LINK 2
LINK 3
LINK 4

Hope that works :) Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.
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    Swilin Sampson Apr 30, 2008

    Hello,
    Can you please tell me why you have assigned an inappropriate rating??? My solution was the only one that offered you direct links to the Logitech website which WILL solve this issue. I was a former Logitech tech support staff and I know what I'm doing. I posted the links because one or all are required to solve the issue, and they are too big to type in here. Just because you did not want to click the links or follow the advice therein does NOT mean that my post was inappropriate.

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When using an optical mouse with an erratic movement, you should use mousepad. but if the erratic movement is still there, you may want to replace your mouse instead.

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Try checking the mousepad/or whatever you use your mouse on for any marks/dust etc.
Also check the underside of the mouse for debris!
If all ok try re-installing the drivers.

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