Mouse jumping over the place.

  Pooke 10:30 09 Jul 2005
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It does it for a few seconds at a time and from what I can tell it's at completetly random times. It's an optical mouse on the PS/2 port. Running XP on a very clean system, I have ran a multitude of scans and the system is clear of nasties.

I have tried different mouse mats, reinstalling the software, updating the software/drivers. No improvement.

Another thing to add is that it's been getting worse.

Pooke

  Sans le Sou 10:56 09 Jul 2005

Is it a cordless mouse?

  Pooke 11:02 09 Jul 2005

No, it's a logitech corded one.

I knew I'd forget something :)

Pooke

  leo49 11:05 09 Jul 2005

Turn it over and blow in the the tiny tracking hole - a speck of dust or gunge off your desk can get in there and cause this erratic behaviour.

  spuds 11:23 09 Jul 2005

You do not mention the particular model, and Logitech do a fair range, some with various problems.Usually when the mouse pointer starts moving in odd directions, it is due to dirty ball wheels and runners, low battery charge or sensor/transmitter frequency wrong setting. But being corded, would rule out most of this possibilities.

Have you tried using the mouse on another surface!.

  spuds 11:25 09 Jul 2005

You do not mention the particular model, and Logitech do a fair range, some with various problems.Usually when the mouse pointer starts moving in odd directions, it is due to dirty ball wheels and runners, low battery charge or sensor/transmitter frequency wrong setting. But being corded, would rule out most of this possibilities.

Have you tried using the mouse on another surface!.

  spuds 11:27 09 Jul 2005

Sorry about double posting-seems to be a 'blip' with the PCA site [error timeout messages]

  Sans le Sou 11:33 09 Jul 2005

can only suggest trying another mouse if you can borrow one that you know works. This will indicate a mouse problem or a system problem. Or try your mouse on another system if available.

  Pooke 18:39 09 Jul 2005

It's a "click optical". £15 in PCW. Erm I tried different mouse mats, I have tried cleaning the red light thingy with air, and it still does it randonly for a few seconds at a time. I wil try and get my hands on a different mouse, they only cost a few quid for a cheapy anyway if I can't borrow one.

Thanks all

  Pooke 17:46 15 Jul 2005

click here

Got one of them for £7 brand new in a mplex. Neat features, it's better than the logitech and more ergonomic. So here's to hoping that the jumping all over the place stops.

Pooke

  Dorsai 18:14 15 Jul 2005

Being a corded mouse, and not an expensive one to start with, I would guess that one of the wires in the cord was in the process of breaking. I used to go through corded mice in about 8 months.

I got a cordless/optical one about 4 years ago. I got an expensive "known brand" one, being fed up with short lived cheepie's. It's still working now.

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