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Jumpy Mouse


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Lately my optical mouse has been jumpy. Leaping clear across the page randomly.

 

Immediate thought was scan for virus or other infection.

 

NOPE... My mouse was sprouting HAIR from the optical sensor! :eek:

Had to get some tweezers to "pluck" my mouse!

 

Now hairless again, it works fine!

 

Moral of the story: hairless mice should be kept away from furry cats for best performance! :dance:

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LOL! Before I was done reading your post I knew exactly what the problem was......because I have to tweeze cat hair out of my mouse at least twice a week. :dance:

 

Sometimes I wonder how my cats aren't bald as much fur as they lose. :eek:

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I have a cordless optical trackball that "never" needs cleaning according to the manufacturer, but I have to take it apart and clean out the little wads of dust and fuzz that accumulate around the points the trackball rests on when I replace the battery (about once a month).

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Well, after the cleaning, mine got so much better, but this morning it started again. Tonight I will stick it under a magnifying glass and look for more fuzz. I have a second one that maybe I will just swap to...

 

I've cleaned mice with balls many times but it never dawned on me to work on the optical mouse. The one I have at the office has worked perfectly for years in a very dusty environment.

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I am with Bruce. I have two cats, not mine but my other half's. I hate turning over at night and being attacked by a fluff-ball, walking down a hallway and tripping over a furry racer that is trying to pass me between my feet or having to type everything over again because someone decides to use my keyboard for a bed while I am using it.

 

At least when I had the pythons it was easy to tell if they were out or had been out. At night I knew they were out because they would sleep on my legs and when you have 120 pounds and 16 feet of snake laying on your legs you can't turn over at all.

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Just wait, Bruce...one day you'll come home and there will be a sweet little kitten sitting on your couch purring like crazy and your heart will melt.  :P  And I'll deny having had anything to do with it.  :D

I don't think so and if it does happen I know who is at fault now don't I? :P

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