What's wrong with my mouse?

@ClassyCat (1214)
United States
January 11, 2009 6:27pm CST
I am about to scream !! My mouse is not wanting to cooperate !! When I am trying to roll it to an area on my screen, it seems to have a "midn of its own" ! Anyone have any cluse or suggestions? Thanks
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@Bublik (19)
• Lithuania
12 Jan 09
If you got an 'old school' mouse with the ball inside instead of a laser, i'd suggest you remove the ball, and clean the scrollers inside(or whatever the stuff, that is responsible for vertical and horizontal scrolling). If that doesn't help, i'd check whether the wire is plugged properly. Otherwise just buy a new one, it's not like that stuff costs too much. (:
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@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Thanks for the advice. I'll do that.
• Canada
12 Jan 09
hi hope this helps,if your mouse is one of the older ones with the little ball inside then maybe there is dust gathered up around the ball or the rollers that move it,you should be able to just pop the ball out and clean them and the ball.but if its a newer one the problem may be the mouse pad, some of the light ones dont work with all mouse pads,hope that helps.
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@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Thanks for that suggestion. It does have a little rubber looking ball in it. I'll check that out. Have a good week
@mazdakid (347)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
hi there ClassyCat! if your mouse is the old-fashioned ball type, i think your ball and rollers are dirty. you just need to clean the ball and rollers of all the gunk that has accumulated. if that doesn't work, maybe it's because the mouse is very old already and there is something wrong with its circuit board. it would be more practical if you replace your old mouse with one of the newer optical mouse types. if your mouse is optical, maybe it's because you're using the typical optical mouse which couldn't be used on shiny surfaces and some slippery mouse pads. you can use another mouse pad or use your mouse on non-shiny surfaces to see better performance. or maybe there is some dirt (like big chunks of gunk) blocking the little hole where the laser is coming out from. you may wanna try cleaning it out. if that doesn't work, maybe something's wrong with your mouse. it would be better if you replace your mouse with a new one. even the current range of optical mouse devices are cheap nowadays. thanks and more power to you!
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• India
13 Jan 09
If u hav a old type mouse means in which ball is inside the mouse which moves the curser then u should open it and clean ur ball or it may be possible that ur shaft is not movinf properly inside the mouse.I think u should change ur mouse.if u hav optical mouse then u should use mouse pad bcoz its not works properly at smooth surface.The curser of ur mouse had shivered when u move it on smooth surface.i hope it helps u so pls use mouse pad.thanks......
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Thanks to all of you for your advice. I'll get it takencare of, and hope all of you have a great week.
• India
13 Jan 09
If u hav any problem related to computer or networking pls tell me i'll try my best to help u..
@xnekox (97)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
Is your's a optical mouse ? if it is, it can't be used on any shiny surfaces, and if thats not the problem, try checking the mouse settings under the control panel menu. And if all fails, maybe its your mouse acting up =\ so maybe you'll need to get a new one? OR if its wireless one, change the batteries maybe?
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Thanks - it's about 2 or 3 years old.
@yxinxin (466)
• China
12 Jan 09
I have once had the similar experience. I just bought a new one and threw away my old mouse. I thought I did a right thing until I read your discussion and all the responses to your question. I should have checked to see if I could do something before I threw it away, a mouse is not very expensive, though.
@inuceres (342)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
it is better to buy new one,..rather than giving you a problem,..
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
12 Jan 09
Faulty product? I don't know. One, try the suggestions of the people above me. If it doesn't work, consider buying a new mouse. They don't cost that much, plus it's not like you can navigate a computer very well without one. Well, you could, it'd just be much harder.