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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

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

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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

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My first idea is that you need to give more information. Like the name brand and model of the optical mouse. Is it wireless ? Is it new ? Did it EVER work ?

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Was there an "old" mouse? Did you uninstall that mouse's drivers ?

Does the optical mouse work on another computer ? Does another mouse work on your (main) computer ?

Does a conflict show in the Device Manager ?
Does the device show up in Device Manager ?

Is it plugged in ?
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Does it need batteries and if not are they still good ?

What do you mean by "can't get it to work". Is it completely dead, or do you have partial function?

Does your BIOS have a switch to enable/disable a PS2 mouse and did you make sure it is enabled ?

Does your Motherboard have a jumper to enable/disable a PS2 mouse and is it enabled?

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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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Try another mouse. It may have a fault.
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The surface you use it on makes a difference. To eliminate the surface, Try it on a clean sheet of printer paper and see if that works smooth.
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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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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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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

A:Optical mouse woes

Binary_Wolf said:


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
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Just how good can a mouse mat be Wolf, a mat is a mat?
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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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Hi !

Problem is that the white BT mouse is not working with BT usb dongle.
- It is working with laptop where BT is intregrated.

That other mouse (speedlink) is working fine with that BT usb dongle.

Mouse seems to be fine and, usb dongle works too but why it doesn't work together ?
Any ideas?


A:Bluetooth optical mouse / BT usb dongle

Well, it seems I don't get any help from here...
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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)
However the other wires coloured green, brown and blue were totally disconnected. The mouse is a USB optical mini mouse. anyone wif ideas on how to fix the wires to which part of the chip...plzz write..thnx again.

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 bought a Microsoft Notebook Optical mouse and it behaves erratically and is all over the place. It had no software with it. I downloaded the Intellimouse driver(?) from Microsoft and there is no improvement.
I have to have a precise pointer as I use an art program that requires exact pointing (whatever you call it ) so this is very important to me.
I have Windows XP.
Thank you for any help forthcoming.

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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Hi, I bought a mercer mini wireless optical mouse for my acer aspire laptop. was working great until I was working in close proximity with another acer laptop with the same wireless optical mouse. (Not sure if this caused the problem??) Now both mice work for a few minutes & then they freeze. Both laptops have windows xp running. The red light at the bottom of mice still burn while frozen. Please help otherwise I'm returning to supplier

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.