Mouse only goes forwards or backwards

By Riley50
Sep 1, 2008
  1. Hi - I have a strange MS PS2 Basic Mouse problem. The cursor wll only move up or down and will not move left or right! It does so on another machine.
    I have installed the latest Intellimouse software, uninstaaled the mouse and rebooted etc. No joy.
    Logitech trackball mice work happily. This is under XP SP2.
    Any ideas would be welcomed. TKIA.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If it's a trackball mouse
    Remove the bottom cover, then remove the mouse ball, then remove all the dust stuck on the little rods in there
  3. Riley50

    Riley50 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Hi - thanks for that but unfortunately its the standard MS mouse which only moves up and down. Mice are cleaned regularly.
    Logitech mice roam everywhere. All very odd!!
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