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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 13th Oct 16, 11:14 AM
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    Mouse
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:14 AM
    Mouse 13th Oct 16 at 11:14 AM
    My mouse cursor has suddenly started to jump up & down.

    What causes this and how do I correct it?
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
    wireless?

    remove & install again batteries, take out receiver and insert again
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 13th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
    wireless?

    remove & install again batteries, take out receiver and insert again
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    No wired..............
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 13th Oct 16, 11:42 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:42 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:42 AM
    It surely can't be an old rollerball model can it?

    Another probably unlikely one - if this is on a laptop and not a desktop is the trackpad turned off?
    Last edited by kwikbreaks; 13-10-2016 at 11:46 AM.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 13th Oct 16, 12:01 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:01 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:01 PM
    It surely can't be an old rollerball model can it?

    Another probably unlikely one - if this is on a laptop and not a desktop is the trackpad turned off?
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    No it is not a rollerball it is optical it is a Logitech M90

    Where do I find if trackpad is off it has been ok but just started this problem
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 13th Oct 16, 12:21 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:21 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:21 PM
    It depends on your laptop. Usually it's a function key.

    Try moving your finger over the pad - if the mouse moves it's on. If it has just started playing up maybe you had it turned off but have inadvertently turned it back on.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 13th Oct 16, 12:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:54 PM
    It depends on your laptop. Usually it's a function key.

    Try moving your finger over the pad - if the mouse moves it's on. If it has just started playing up maybe you had it turned off but have inadvertently turned it back on.
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    The laptop mouse works when I use my finger on it - it appears the problem is only with the plugged in mouse
    • Nilrem
    • By Nilrem 13th Oct 16, 9:27 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:27 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:27 PM
    Turn the mouse upside down and look at the sensor (preferably with it disconnected from the computer, or the computer off*).

    Occasionally with optical mice you can get a hair or similar stuck on the underside of the mouse or trapped in such a way that it is protuding into the optical sensor area with the result the mouse will get confused because it's picking up the hair/dust moving as well as the surface the mouse is on.

    I've had it a couple of times in the last 15 years, usually gently blowing onto the sensor is enough to dislodge whatever it is.

    *This bit is to cover my backside if it turns out you get blinded laser/light source.
    • Big Graeme
    • By Big Graeme 13th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
    The laptop mouse works when I use my finger on it - it appears the problem is only with the plugged in mouse
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    Not if something is touching the trackpad while you use it, that is a major cause.
    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 14th Oct 16, 7:57 AM
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    I had problems with my wired mouse where the pages would scroll down further than my intention when using the wheel. So I opened it up, took it apart, reset everything and now it's fine.
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    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 14th Oct 16, 10:40 AM
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    The usual issue with trackpads is that you can accidentally touch them when typing and that will obviously move the mouse. If it is on and always has been it's unlikely to be the problem but if you don't use the pad then turning it off is worthwhile imo. I always turn the things off and use a mouse as I can't get on with them and don't have the patience to learn.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 14th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
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    Try a different surface, if a surface becomes too shiny/clean/smooth, an optical mouse won't work.

    I have to sandpaper my desk every 6 months or so, to remove the smooth surface. I prefer not to use mouse mats.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

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    • harleq1962
    • By harleq1962 14th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
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    on a logitech m570 i had the same problem as this, tried everything, new batteries etc, whenever i removed batteries it went ok for a while, ended up searching on google, solution was to move dongle to side of laptop that mouse was on, been perfect since,
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