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Trackman fx mouse quit working is it possible to field trouble shoot? I think it would be possible to replace what is bad with a cheap track ball part? I see that a ebay store buys bad ones and fixes them it should be an easy field fix

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Take the ball out and clean your optical ports already. If that's not enough, obviously you get to ask an eBay seller whether their secret ball-fixing formula works in your 'field environment.'

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My Desktop PC assembled is emitting quite a bit of noise. Whenever an application or a download is started, the cpu usage shoots up and the noise / vibration also increases. What can I do?


I would think the SMPS fan, sounds like it's not keeping your computer cool. CPU fans usually never cause much trouble, but maybe you could look into getting quieter fans.

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How to Clean Your Mouse


<p><b><span>Roller Ball Type:-</span></b><br /> <p><span>For cleaning your mouse you have to do the following work.</span><br /> <p><span>1. Disconnect the mouse from your computer CPU.<br /> 2. Turn the mouse upside down and twist the roller ball retaining ring in a counter-clockwise direction to remove the ring.<br /> 3. Remove the roller ball from the mouse cavity.<br /> 4. Wash the roller ball with warm soapy water and put it in dry place.<br /> 5. Replace the dry roller ball back into the mouse cavity.<br /> 6. Replace the roller ball retaining ring and twist it clockwise to tighten.</span><br /> <p><b><span> </span></b><br /> <p><b><span>For Laser type Mouse:-</span></b><br /> <p><span>A laser type mouse requires very little care. Internally, there isn't anything required of you. If it should get a little dirty on the outside, just dampen a soft cloth with water and wipe it until it is clean.</span><br />

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Mouse Balls ! How to clean a cranky mouse


This applies to ball type mice not the optical type.

If your mouse has stopped moving the cursor but the buttons still work or it isn;t as smooth as it used to be then this tip should help fix that. A lot of people will go out and buy a new mouse when all they needed to do was clean it.

To clean your mouse all you need is some rubbing alcohol, paper towels, cotton swabs and sometimes a pair of tweezers.

First thing to do is open the cover on the bottom and take the ball out. Use your thumbs to twist the cover and it will unlock. Set these aside we will clean them last.

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Now look in the cavity and you will see a couple of wide rollers. These are what the ball rubs against and these in turn are used to generate the position signals to your computer. When they get dirty they won't roll and the result is that the mouse doesn't think it has moved. When you look at the rollers a dirty one looks like the photo.
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The grey can be a a few things usually a mix of oils and dust. And sometimes it is lint. Soak one of the swabs in alcohol and wipe the roller. You will have to clean a spot then rotate the roller to clean a new area. When the stripe or buildup is gone then go to the next one. This takes a minute or so per roller so it is quick. If the buildup is stubborn you may need to scrape it off then clean.

The next thing to clean is the ball using a paper towel with alcohol. Just give it a good wipe and let it dry. Next clean the cover and the bottom of the mouse body. You may want to clean the surface you use the mouse on as well.

Replace the ball, replace and lock the cover in place and you are done.

The mouse should work normally now. If it still doesn;t it can be due to wear or lint on the internal sensors. However cleaning the mouse like this fixes it about 99.99% of the time.

on Apr 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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One day my mouse just randomly stopped working i


sounds like the connection to the mouse might be bad. I would wiggle test the connection whether it is usb or the older style ps/2 plug.

Make sure that the bios recognizes it by going into the BIOS and poking around, if that's the way yours works. I had the same problem today when I accidentally bumped the connector for the mouse when installing a new monitor.

I've never had a mouse go bad on me, just upgraded to better ones.

I like the infrared mice that do not have a ball but use light tracking to sense movement of the mouse. These are better than mechanical ones and don't cost too much.

Good luck on finding a solution to your problem.

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My mouse does not work ?


If you are working with track ball mouse than you have to service it properly
  • First remove the back cover by twisting it and take the ball out and clean it you have to clean the mouse inside also
If you are using optical mouse than check that you are working with a mouse pad it is necessary with optical mouse
If yet not working check the connecter of the mouse with green color fix it properly

At last if it does not work it means that its optical sensor has gone so u have to buy a new one

thanks

May 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My mouse pad is erraatic and jumpy, wont go where ...


If you are using a track ball mouse then service it properly and also remove the ball and clean it

If you are using a optical mouse than change the pad or keep any book under it if again your mouse doesn't work buy a new one

May 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Can only click, not moving???


is it a usb mouse?
if so try unpluging the mouse and pluging it back in. is it optical or is there a little ball on the bottom?
if its a ball you can clean it. its probally dirty.
you can unscrew the bottom and blow the dust off. just be careful to put it back together properly.
if it is a optical (laser) you might just want to replace it i just got a new one at walmart for $7.00 they are cheap but they work

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Mouse only moves up and down not side to side


If it is a PS/2 mouse with roller ball, the horizontal wheel sensors are gone. No sense in trying to fix this roller ball PS/2 mice are really cheap. As far as the USB mouse you may have to install a driver. Depends on the operating system.

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as fans with ball bearings in them operate, they gather dust. this dries out the lubricant in the bearings track. normally cleaning the fan would suffice to restore effectiveness just run a vacuum over the fan on a regular basis to stop the dust building up.

if you have added lubricant to the bearings you may find that more dust is now sticking to the dust that was already there reducing the fans effectiveness even more and causing more noise.

another possible reason for the increased noise is that when lubricating the fan, depending on how you did it, you may possibly have bent the fan's axle slightly again increasing vibration and noise.

personally I think it unwise to add lubricant to a ball bearing track such as that on a cpu fan as lubricants vary in viscosity and suitability for use and I wouldn't know which one to buy. If the axle has become bent, I believe it is possible to have it straightened but with the price of fans being so low I feel your best course of action would be to replace the fan and then make sure that your new fan doesn't get clogged.

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