Mouse problems?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Timeo27, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Timeo27

    Timeo27 Guest

    Ok, here's the deal. For the past few days, I've found myself having to click several times on buttons, toolbars, that are single-click items. And sometimes I have to click three or four times just to select an icon on the desktop, and then a couple more times to try and run it with a double click. It's sort of an on and off thing, sometimes everything works ok and then occasionally I start having problems again. And there are in between stages where only some of them things I click have this problem. So far, it's only the left/primary button. It's hard to explain, but I think that there could be something wrong with my mouse.

    I checked my Mouse properties under control panel to see if anything had been changed like double-click speed, but everything was fine. The mouse is about two years old, and it sounds insane to think that I could have "overclicked" it and that it's starting to go bad.

    I'm not averse to buying a new mouse (I've been wanting one for quite some time now, anyway) it's just that it's really a hard problem to actually convince my dad that there is something wrong, so if anyone has any suggestions or info, they'd be greatly appreciated.
  2. Anusha

    Anusha Guest

    I know what you say, believe me. I have faced it several times with my 4 year old Mitsumi Serial two button mouse. It first happened an year ago. I cleaned the rollers with "surgical spirit" and it came back to normal. Then it happened again in last March. It was much severe. I couldn't make it work after cleaning as I did before. But some days after, when I cleaned it again, it came back to normal. There is no software problem I reckon, so clean teh rollers and see. I think the problem is overclicking the button. The catalog which came with my Mouse also had said that it can support upto 1 million clicks.
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