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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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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


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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

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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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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.

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