My Mouse Has Died!

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
November 17, 2015 5:08pm CST
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, my poor mouse has finally died. It had a good long life though. I guess as long as any typical mouse. A few years, well, maybe four. You see, it got a crimp in it's tail, and that really shortened it's lifespan. It sure makes navigation difficult. I guess I need to get a wireless one this time.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
17 Nov 15
haha. 4 yeaqrs seems to be a really long time. mine is just 6 months old and already its stopped responding.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 Nov 15
Oh, so sorry! I guess mine outlived most!
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
17 Nov 15
@cindiowens Yeah. i just bought my new logitech almost 6 months before. And now it is not doing well.Congrats to your mouse which did survive this much long. Hey name your mouse.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
18 Nov 15
@rahulvsmokiee Okay, My mouse's name is Whiskers. Lol'
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
Four years is quite long for me ;) Wireless are great. Though i don't use them all the time :)(
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 Nov 15
My kids have wireless, I might try one.
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• Ireland
17 Nov 15
@cindiowens Yes, optical + wireless is the best. No need for a mouse pad with optical, any surface will work, even the arm of a sofa.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 Nov 15
@EugenesDDen I do hate trying to find a surface that they will work on. Sounds like a great idea.
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• Ireland
17 Nov 15
Make sure you get an optical one and try them in your hand before buying. Some mice are very big and cumbersome, in fact I once saw a "rat" which some bright spark designer thought would be a great idea. Unfortunately you would have to have hands like Muhammad Ali to use it!
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 Nov 15
Lol, that is hilarious! The kind I get usually come in that terrible clear plastic that cuts you as you try to open it, so I will just "look" for a small one.
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• Ireland
17 Nov 15
@cindiowens Mine is a Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 4000, which is nice and compact.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 Nov 15
@EugenesDDen I will look for one of those, thanks!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 15
My mouse needs a new battery now and then but it's doing well so far.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
18 Nov 15
Kind of like a pacemaker for mice, lol.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 15
@cindiowens Haha. Exactly. Why didn't I think of that?
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@sharon6345 (138052)
• United States
17 Nov 15
Then your going to buy batteries more often than you would care to. I take the wired mouse every time.
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• Ireland
17 Nov 15
The battery in my mouse lasts about 4 weeks. It goes asleep when not being moved. You can always use a rechargeable AA.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
18 Nov 15
Awww poor mouse RIP So A new mouse then, yeah I have wireless one and it works well :)
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• United States
18 Nov 15
Get a decent one. First wireless I bought ate batteries. This one I change battery once every six months or so.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
18 Nov 15
Kids have wireless, they do need batteries often...
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
@cindiowens My trick for the wireless was to take the batteries out and reverse their positions. That would give it a kick for a little bit longer, and then I would do it again.
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
18 Nov 15
Are you 100% sure. Though wireless ones are nice specially the laser types. Did you clean the little ball and wheels? I am not being funny.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
27 Nov 15
It is not the kind with the rubber ball. It has, or rather had, a red laser light.
@UncleJoe (10863)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Nov 15
Wireless is the only way to go for me. I used to have a wireless keyboard, but, like you, it had no tolerance for coffee @cindiowens
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
18 Nov 15
Lol. I feel so old. No one needs their VCR's to stop blinking 12:00 any more...
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
I am using a mouse with a cord that is too short and it doesn't work very well, but it is still better than the new one I bought to replace it.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
18 Nov 15
I used mine until it just wouldn't work any more. I wiggled the wires as long as I could, but no more life in it.
@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
17 Nov 15
Long live the mouse! 3 to 4 years doesn't seem so long.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 Nov 15
It has taken a lot of abuse. Four people using it for that long....Hope the computer keeps up.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Nov 15
I've had wireless, I don't recommend it unless they've improved immensely. One computer I had came with both the wireless mouse and keyboard. It was a pain in the you know where.
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• United States
18 Nov 15
First Bubbles and now your mouse....so sad to hear of it's passing. I'm going to make sure my mouse doesn't get a crimp in its tail
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@Missmwngi (10783)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Nov 15
Ha haa sorry hope you can get another one
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@xFiacre (5160)
• Ireland
18 Nov 15
@cindiflowers You had me there for a bit. I genuinely thought you were lamenting the demise of a pet mouse with whiskers and all!
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@Katlynn (377)
• United States
27 Nov 15
When I read that your mouse got a crimp in its tail, I was thinking a real mouse in a mouse trap lol
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
27 Nov 15
Lol, the wire got crimped and must have broken on the inside.
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@UncleJoe (10863)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Nov 15
I buy Mouses/mice and keyboards at Big Lots. Very cheap @cindiowens
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
27 Nov 15
That's where the hubby suggested, but that is too far to drive for just a mouse.
@jstory07 (69828)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Nov 15
I have a wireless one for my laptop and I love it. but you do have to get batteries for it.
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@sofssu (14447)
18 Nov 15
I need my mouse.. I have one of those wireless mouses and its been three years now. I cannot work with the laptop mouse so well.
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@allknowing (69319)
• India
18 Nov 15
RIP your mouse. It has lived its life and given you good service. Time to move on
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