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My mouse is optical, and I've had it for at least 1 year by now. But all of a sudden, it doesn't work at all, like the cursor doesn't show up. I'm not sure whether the usb port has been overused, or if it is the mouse's fault, and I need a new 1. Help me please...

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  • telvinx Aug 12, 2008

    But you see, I was using the ps2 adapter all this time. What I have been doing recently is removing the ps2 port from the mouse itself, and connecting to a usb port without the use of a ps2 adapter. And for like 5 minutes, it was working perfectly, but soon it began to not work again. It is possible that my mouse is dirty or so, or its just time to replace it. Now, like every 10 seconds it goes off, and the only way to make it work again is to repeatedly click the mouse. So, I still don't know what to do...

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It sounds to me like your computer isn't detecting it at startup if it's not showing up at all. i would try a diffrent usb port, also thier is a connector peice My mouse is optical, and - ff697e6.jpg in which you can connect it to your ps2 port. click the picture for the link to find this adapter.
Also, it could be your mouse itself. perhaps it had been droped er damaged in some way. you may need a new one.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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    matthew carroll Aug 12, 2008

    i've had the same problem with mine as well however mine is a wireless optical. that'll happen when the batteries are going dead. but in this case, i'd suggest it's time for a replacement. I've used micro inovations, wireless mouse and keyboard. the dual combos are a plus.

    also the cord for you mouse may have gone bad. i've had my wireless for about 4+ yrs. and it;'s worked fine.

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