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Optical mouse wigs out while gaming - any advice?

Q: Optical mouse wigs out while gaming - any advice?

I have a Gigabyte GM-Force M7 optical gaming mouse that occasionally has a mind of it's own. About every 5 minutes or so while gaming (never in any other context) it begins to move on it's own and the right/left buttons sometimes go off. This usually lasts for about 10 to 15 seconds (or until I unplug it). The computer I'm using is Acer Aspire V5-572PG. So far I have tried:

- Unplugging the mouse and plugging it back in.
- Using a different USB port.
- Using a different mouse (also optical; works fine on another windows 8 computer).
- Re-installing the driver.

Probably unrelated but my webcam also doesn't work despite re-installing the driver. I may have to reset my computer to factory default at this rate.

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A: Optical mouse wigs out while gaming - any advice?

If it's working in "normal" programs I would suspect the game it gives troubles. What kind of mouse pad are you using ? I found out that ordinary piece of cardboard of natural color works best despite all those fancy-shmancy mouse pads.

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A:Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse MX518

I have a Genius Traveler 515, Sucks big time... i'm really picky with mice!

Used to have a Laser BenQ that lasted me 2yrs. awesome feeling, awesome precision. this P.o.S. is not precise at all.. i'm looking for a Razer or a Logitech but the prices here are way too high

Even though i don't game too much.. i do like a precise mouse, preferrably a laser one i realized not so long ago that the mouse pad helps you a lot, too. but then, again, the prices here are too high

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Hiya,

I debated for about 5-10 minutes whether this would be a hardware or a games thread... Whilst technically the thread is concerning hardware advice it's more to do with their correlation to games?

Plus I figured regular Games forum go-ers might have slightly more experience in this field

Simple question really, I'm looking for a decent gaming mouse and keyboard, as all my life I've had boring simple keyboards and mice and this bottom of the line wireless Logitech is just embarrassing now!

Looking to spend about £70? Maybe a little more if the cost:quality ratio is higher, not necessarily looking for a definite combo, ie, if you can recommend a mouse and then a separate keyboard for the same price then go ahead

Thanks in advance,

Apologies if this is the wrong forum xD

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A:Optical Mouse as Cam

That would be aaaaaa negative. Optical mice do not capture images, they just have a sensor that detects reflected light back to a sensor.

How would you use a mouse as a camera?
 

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A:optical mouse help!!!

First make sure the lens area is clean. Sometimes during times of heavy resource use the mouse might freeze. Try this

Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Performance>Graphics
Do this:
Move the Hardware Acceleration Slider one or two clicks to the left.
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A:Optical Mouse

Sounds like you got a bad mouse. Go back where you got it and exchange it.

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A:Optical mouse

Try another mouse. It may have a fault.
 

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Does the keyboard still work or is Windows locked up? If Windows is locked, it's not a mouse issue. If Windows and the keyboard are still functional, then test the mouse on another PC or test another mouse on that PC.
 

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A:optical mouse

Hi there, since this isn't a tip or trick, I've moved you to the correct forum, hardware
 

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Try it with Logitech's software/drivers and see how it goes. Go HERE, pick your mouse and your OS and you'll get the latest ones.
 

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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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A:optical mouse won't work

Hi Fikey,

It must be a wireless mouse (because of battery). It is possible that the battery is weak. My mouse stops working long before the red light. You could also try your mouse on another computer, if that doesn't help.
 

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A:Optical Mouse problem

Hello theolddog, I agree with with your mouse. I don't like LCD monitors either. Your mouse was cruising on your CRT and having a blast but now you have got it running through the mud. I wouldn't want to work either. LCD monitors IMHO are pretty when nothing is moving on the screen but just move your testy mouse around on the screen and watch that tracer follow behind. Your Old CRT never did that. My only advice is to put your CRT back on your system(if it works) and take the LCD back and get your your money, and wait for the LCD's to improve. But remember this is just my humble opinion.
 

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A:Optical mouse for laptop

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Just wanting some advice here. I have an optical mouse that i use when lanning with friends, and i would like to know of a decent pad (Also cost effective ;o) ) that is robust enough to be packed in a bag and still give the best surface for my mouse.

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Bare in mind, i'm in South Africa so we don't have the same brand names as the rest of the world. So a close match would be better ;o)

Thanks in advance
BW
 

A:Optical mouse woes

Binary_Wolf said:

G'day

Just wanting some advice here. I have an optical mouse that i use when lanning with friends, and i would like to know of a decent pad (Also cost effective ;o) ) that is robust enough to be packed in a bag and still give the best surface for my mouse.

Also as a sideline, anyone figure out why certain optical mice just suddenly jump to a random corner of the screen for no apparent reason? Is there a way to fix this, or shall i continue to pull out my hair? D

Bare in mind, i'm in South Africa so we don't have the same brand names as the rest of the world. So a close match would be better ;o)

Thanks in advance
BWClick to expand...

Just how good can a mouse mat be Wolf, a mat is a mat?
Anyway do you have a screen like below that may be ticked at the Snap To section?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/optical-mouse-woes.404490/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/optical-mouse-question.704225/
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tidalcloud:

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Welcome
This is what to try
Using the mouse on another computer to determine if the mouse needs to be replaced
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Report back

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A:USB Optical Mouse Problems

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..Bump?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-optical-mouse-msgsrv32.218521/
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Without a picture, I can't tell, but does the mouse plug in with a USB or a PS2? If it was a USB, the download may not have taken place properly, since the mouse was probably still plugged into the computer at the time (USB devices want the software added BEFORE the device is plugged in). You might want to backdate your machine then try reinstalling the drivers without the mouse plugged in (you'll have to use the TAB key on your keyboard to do this - ugly but true).

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A:Wireless Optical USB Mouse

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wireless-optical-usb-mouse.361113/
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A:USB Optical Mouse Problem

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I had a lightly finished solid oak desk and the mouse worked beautifully right on it.. it was like a dream! hehe. But for space/shape reasons (unfortunately as beautiful as that wood was in the desk, everything else about it was pretty bad), I've moved to a particle laminate reddy brown dealie and the mouse goes nuts on it. I think maybe it's something to do with the roughness of the surface and the slight reflectivity could be confusing it?
 

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By adding the pad the mouse quit working is there a way to adjust the mouse to accomodate the extra height?
thank you
 

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Hi,
Weird problem I have never seen before,
Set up my mates brand new Compaq (this plug goes here and this one here type setup)
not that good a mate and a Friday afternoon, so cant quite remember sys specifics.
anyway Compaq optical USB mouse decides it likes the top left hand corner whenever you move it, tried a different port, even lent him my spare MS optical (same deal) when I see him at work on the 2nd of Jan will give him a USB to PS2 adapter, googled the problem and ended up with everything from cat hairs LOL to try a different mouse pad ( thats why I like optical no f****n mouse pads )
Anyone dealt with this successfully?
Thanks
cY83r [email protected]
 

A:Eratic Optical Mouse

With cheaper optical mice it will do exactly what you described if it's on a glossy surface. Try putting it on a mouse pad or a piece of paper and see if the problem goes away. If so you either have him buy a decent optical mouse or use a mouse pad. Even without being a gamer there is no substitute for a good quality high DPI mouse.
 

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yes, it's on old POS, lol

My problem tho is this: I bought a new optical mouse today, it's a RadioShack special Gigaware optical USB mouse.

Installation seems fine, windows picked it up as a USB HID-compliant mouse. You can click and right-click, and the mousewheel scrolls properly. But the cursor refuses to move.

I've tried both USB ports with similar results.
This laptop has a built-in trackpad, but I've been unable to actually disable that, even by going into the BIOS. (There's an option in there to switch pointing device from track pad to PS2 mouse.. it makes no mention of USB mice, but switching it didn't seem to disable the touchpad anyway?)

Halp! ty.
 

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A:optical usb mouse trouble

Either a problem with the port where you connect your mouse or the USB drivers.
Try another port if you have not already done so and reboot.
Unplug all other USB devices and reboot to see if there is interference.
If not that, connect a PS/2 mouse if you have one and reboot. Go to Control Panel > System > Device manager > Hard ware and remove all the USB devices listed. You can do this without a mouse using the tab key to shift across items and spacebar to select.
Reboot and windows will put back the USB drivers.
Let us know?
 

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A:Dead USB Optical Mouse

Try and borrow one first as a test but a mouse is not expensive
 

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A:What are the signs of an optical mouse going bad?

My optical mouse needs ever so often a new battery, I don't know if your little one would be the same or if it gets power with the cable.
The cables do go broke after so many times being bent, that is what I found, just wiggling the cable gets a good connection, but as soon as it is moved, it looses connection.
 

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A:Optical Mouse Problems

Do you step or sit on the cord to the mouse with your chair often?
 

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A:Solved: optical mouse?

Try with new batteries.

Use the mouse on a suitable surface (ie non-reflective, non-glossy grey or black uniform colour, not a picture-mat).

Try a different mouse.
 

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A:optical mouse problem

Try clicking the scroll wheel while the cursor is hovering over the tab.
 

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I have windows XP pro and SP2. I have not found any dell mouse drivers. I have found some logitech drives I'm using now. Also I have uninstalled and installed new USB drivers I downloaded. That last part just helps with recognizing the mouse, but not much else.

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A:dell optical usb mouse not working

I'm not filled wit hrage anymore :biggrin:

I got the usb mouse to work by disabling the serials ports in my bios :4-punch:

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Problem is that the white BT mouse is not working with BT usb dongle.
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thnx for lookin by,

i accidently tripped over my mouse and the wire came out right frm the soldered chip iinside the mouse.i opened it up one of the red wire was still there so it was ok(i dun hav to bother about finding where to solder it back)
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A:wire fixing for optical mouse

In a situation like this, replacing the mouse would be the better thing to do. for one of us to tell you which wire goes where, we would need a wiring diagram to go by. you would have to provide us with the manufacturer and model number for the mouse and then that isnt going to garauntee that we would be able to find a wiring diagram for it. but you can try any way.
 

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I have Windows XP.
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A:Optical mouse is erratic/all over the place

It's probably just the surface you use your mouse on.

With my old desk and my logitiech optical mouse I just kept the mouse right on the desk..... no issues.

When I bought my new computer desk, I started having the same problems you are describing. The only thing that had changed was the desk. I went and dug out an old mousepad to use and that solved the issue.

I think it has to do with the reflectivity of the finish on the desk.

If you dont have an old mousepad laying around try using the mouse with a piece of blank printer paper under it and see if that makes a difference.

good luck..........
 

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Thanks Karools
 

A:problem with wireless optical mouse

Welcome to the Forum!

Is this an RF mouse or an IR mouse?

If RF, were the 2 meese on the same Channel Freq?

Are they STILL being operated in proximity of eachother?

Can't imagine that they should have affected one another to prevent operation when NOT close to eachother.
 

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