The swirly mouse thing

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vanquished, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    As said in Lancer's review of his mouse, his old mouse did the random swirly thing. It also happens to me, on my wireless optical mouse. Im walking around in a game and all of a sudden i'll swirl around. I figure this is the best place to ask: What causes this? and is there any way to change or fix this?

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I heard you might need to blow out the light, like there's a hair or some fuzz in it.
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    or a logitech hardware bug :D
     
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    My mouse isn't a logitech though...
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    who makes it?

    I know some MS meeces has it too.

    My new razor copperhead does it on these dusty office desks.
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    My mouse isnt great, its a labtec...
     
  7. Techno Child

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    just get some alcohol on a qtip and clean the sensor... you'd be surprised- even optical mice need to be cleaned every now and then...
     
  8. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    This is a problem with the sensor not picking up enough light from a surface, and thus it thinks it is being moved very rapidly across a surface. I have that problem with my current Logitech mouse, and it is a pain.

    That being said, if anyone has a replacement mouse they want to get rid of? (Those MS optical mice work really well) let me know :p