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SOURCE: I Need Help with my mouse

I'd suggest ou first change he battery or at least make certain it's fully charged!
Second, stroll on over to the control panel and check the mouse settings!

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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SOURCE: HP Optical Mouse right click button does not work

Hello PearlySue,

Just download the latest driver for your operating system HERE
and reinstall the driver. Once you've done that, reconnect the mouse and hopefully, it should work. If it does, it would be that the mouse is kaput and you may have to replace it. If it is under warranty, just take it back to the point of purchase and get it replaced. If not, you may have to purchase a new one. But do try the latest driver download first and see...

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Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Mouse Right click doesn't work

Replace the batteries and check to see that there is a clear path
between the wireless mouse and its transceiver.

Keep the transmitter well away from older style CRT monitors, and make sure that the USB connector is properly plugged in.

You can also try to reset the mouse by unplugging the USB
connector and plugging it back in. There is no need to reboot
the PC, because USB is hot-plug-and-play.

1) The mouse consumes very little power in standby mode.
When the mouse moves or you press a button, the mouse
wakes up, it's internal processor begins to crunch
coordinates, and the RF transmitter is briefly activated.

This surge in power quickly depletes a weak battery, and
the mouse begins to malfunction. After a short rest, the
battery partially recovers (this is due to chemistry) and
the mouse may work for a few seconds again.

For some reason, my Logitech mouse fails quicker, when
I press buttons, rather than just move the track-ball, and
the buttons are the first to malfunction.

(No I have not analyzed the circuit and the internal mouse
software to determine the exact reason it does this ::)

Anyway, replacing the "AA" battery should help.

2) The location of the little RF transciever, which connects
to the computer using a USB cable, in relation to the mouse
is also important.

a) The communication signal weakens with the square
of the distance.

b) Metallic objects will block the signal.

c) CRT monitors emit powerful, wide band interference,
polluting large segment of the radio frequency spectrum.

This interference can over-power and corrupt the faint
communications between the mouse and the transceiver.

3) If these obvious measures fail, you may have a defective

a) The fault is most likely in the mouse, not the transceiver,
but do check in the control panel => mouse settings
to see if the mouse is communicating, and the battery

(Most mouse drivers do report these things)

b) If the mouse is at fault, you can disassemble it by
removing a few small Phillips screws. Pay special
attention to any mechanical linkages, springs and levers,
to make sure you put it back together correctly.

c) Pop out the tiny circuit board, and locate the mechanical
micro-switches. See if they work when you manually
activate them.

If they feel intermittent or flaky, you may try to clean them
with a spray contact cleaner, or replace them, but given
the price of mice these days, this may not be worth it,
save for the psychological boost/and or satisfaction.


Posted on May 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Want to open and clean Intellimouse w/ sticky left click button

you need an arsol can of air, and a simple wash cloth with water, no alochol.
the air cleans the contacts, the cloth cleans the entire mouse.
do not open the mouse. contact microsoft for further instructions if this does not work.
It has worked great on mine.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: microsoft wireless mouse/keyboard is not connecting

there is no such life span for a wireless device, atleast not very small, if handled carefully they will last you for a long time. there may be a problem with your button setting which can be corrected by going to 'control pannel'-> 'mice and pointer devices'->'buttons' tab.

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