Optical Mouse Problems

By Goggles ยท 5 replies
Jan 4, 2006
  1. Alright, here's the deal. I have a USB Optical Mouse from Logitech and I run Win XP. Problem: recently, though this has never before, my mouse would stop responding for a moment, the light would go off, and my computer would make that sound win xp makes when you plug in a new hardware. Then it would just work again only to happen again a little while later. This is completely randomly and if I plug the mouse into another port the problem is still there.
  2. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Do you step or sit on the cord to the mouse with your chair often? :)
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It could just be a faulty mouse.

    Do the rest of your usb devices work correctly?

    Try a different mouse, and see what happens.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. Goggles

    Goggles TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I don't.

    Thanks! :D The rest work, yes. I tried a different mouse and it works. Thanks!
  5. Sodisna

    Sodisna TS Rookie

    If your mouse is wireless, replace the batteries. If not, make your mouse is clean.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    It wouldn't matter if its clean or dirty based on the symptoms he's having. It makes the USB device removed sound, a dirty mouse wouldn't do that.

    Sounds like either a bad usb connection on the end of the cord, a short in the cord (like what happens to crappy headphones sometimes, and you bend them a bit and they work), or just something screwed up in the mouse itself.

    The good news is if it wasn't some $40 mouse, you can pick up a new optical one for about $10 at walmart that works fine for normal use.
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