mouse cuts out

breenthumbJuly 22, 2014

I have a wired optical mouse that occasionally just stops working. I've discovered that if I unplug it and replug it, it will just start right up again. Can't help wondering what makes that happen.

It's ergonomic, only available online, and kind of pricey so I'm happy to keep it going. Any ideas what's going on? Thanks, Sandy

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Richard (chuggerguy)

My wireless does that when the battery needs replaced.

I'd probably try plugging in into a different USB port to see if that helps.

Maybe someone else will know something else to try.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 2:27AM
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DA_Mccoy

Reinstall it.

DA

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 7:52AM
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llaatt22

If you have an old mouse you don't use and have room for it, plug it in as well. They will work together. If one touch on the old mouse jump starts your expensive one, you are set. If it seems to have the same fault, carefully check your mouse set up routine on your computer for something that has changed.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 8:12AM
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azinoh

They don't last forever...especially if they get knocked on the floor one time too many. You could go out and buy a $10 mouse to have as a spare. If it works, you'll know the old mouse is probably in fail mode and if it doesn't work you'll know something else is wrong.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 8:20AM
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breenthumb

Thanks. I do have another pretty good backup. Just curious what would make it stop then start right up again when replugged. It only happens every month or two.

It's never fallen on the floor. That's the beauty of a wired mouse. Instead of chasing it, I just swing it back up onto the desk...often. Hmmm...I'll bet, little by little, it's just tugging its way loose! Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 11:09PM
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