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The mouse has problems moving. I can move the mouse smoothly, but not when moving the mouse to the left or down direction, then the cursor keeps hanging. I can only move the mouse really fast in those directions, but when I move the mouse normally, the cursor keeps hanging. The mouse is a normal ball-mouse, with wire. I already cleaned the ball and wheels in the mouse.
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Old golfball type mouse cleaning drill:

- turn the mouse over and look at the ball
- around the ball turn the disk(direction marked with arrows) which will unlock it
- take out the ball
- inside the space where the ball was you will see three plastic wheels
- use your fingernail to rub off any grimy line or marks on it
- when fully clean return ball into slot
- fix back disk

good luck then
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yes, I already cleaned the ball and wheels in the mouse.
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What os is it?
What happens with another mouse used?

Check to see if the contact of the wheels and ball are good, for example a wheel can slip out of its pivit still turn but not actually be touching the ball enough, unscrew the disk and turn the ball looking at the contact.

Edited by fleamailman, 03 October 2006 - 09:53 AM.

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I have win xp. I tried the wheels, but they are all ok, also ball and wheels are clean.
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Let us pray that it is still the mouse, and not the comp, but having said that there are four routes to go down

- troubleshooting from main.cpl(mouse properties, drivers, etc.,)
- spring cleanng the comp for gliches
- repairing the system with XPcd
- restoring the system to a date previous to this problem

but before we do all that, please put my mind at rest and see if you can borrow another mouse, even just unpluging/repluging the leed might help, and if there is still the problem with the second mouse then yes I will rule the mouse itself out,
Ok, up to you:

runcommand

press: winkey + r
type: main.cpl
press: enter
click tab: hardware
click button: troubleshoot
follow the instructions given

we live in hope then.

Edited by fleamailman, 03 October 2006 - 06:51 PM.

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Are you sure that the problem isn't from the mouse, because, there is only a problem if I move the mouse to certain direction, and when moving the mouse to that direction by using force, then it goes that direction, but not smoothly. I tried cleaning the ball and wheels, but still it doesn't move smoothly.
I don't have another mouse to try it on.

So could this also be a software problem?
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we will know that when you have tried another mouse in its place, they are very inexpensive and easy to come by
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The mouse still didn't work ok, and then I tried cleaning the wheels again. But then, all of a sudden, the mouse works ok! the mouse moves smoothly in all directions. But this was only for a while. The mouse started to pause frequently again when moving in some directions. I tried cleaning again, but the mouse still doesn't move smoothly. Why is this?
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mouse wheels can come out of sink in their pivots, anyway I still say that it is best to try another mouse before you do anything else here
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