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Mouse not working - help :[


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lire

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I have this new mouse, A Genius high-precision optical wheel mouse, just bought last week. It was working fine then, until yesterday, it started to freeze. I really didn't know if there is something wrong with my mouse or the port.

I read something about booting your computer with the mouse disconnected then turning it off again, connecting the mouse (because you can't disconnect or connect PS/2 while the computer is on?) then turning it on again. Well, yesterday, I tried it, and it worked, until it froze again.

I tried it again too, just now, but my mouse is still not working. I checked the control panel >> mouse and it says the device is working properly.

I really don't know what is wrong. Please help :[ I hope I don't have to have computer shops to repair it.

Oh yeah, what's the difference between USB and PS/2? Maybe the problem has something to do with my mouse? Because it's PS/2?

[[This is not good :tazz: I am using tab button ]]

edit: By the way, my computer is XP.

Edited by lire, 08 May 2005 - 09:57 PM.

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Did that genius mouse come with a driver disk? I suspect you need the correct driver for it. If it didn't come with a disk, try going to the manufacturer web site for it. :tazz:
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It didn't come with any driver disk. I went to their website http://www.geniusnet.com.tw and to their download sections. I downloaded and installed (I think it did) netscroll+eye.exe.

Anyway, I just want to know now if my problem would be on my optical mouse, since, usually I use the ones with a ball under or over it. It was my first time using optical so I really don't know what are its requirements.
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Okay, maybe this is a question hardly someone can answer (because I myself google solutions but seems like nothing is working).

Anyway, does anyone think that the port died or something? I read about this, but is this even possible? I tend to plug my mice in and out while the computer is still on... but I do that even before this, and this is just the first time it had a problem like this...

Let's say if the port died? Is it possible to be replaced on any computer repair shop? and my most important questions: Can I just buy a new USB mouse instead of PS/2? Will it work? And is USB recommended? Because I heard they're different. I just don't know what.
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you ask a lot of questions

in (sorta) order

Yes a port can die
I think it is more likely the mouse cable has a short.
A USB mouse is every bit as good as a ps2 mouse...better, in fact if your harddrive supports it.

You may be able to buy a add-on card that will fit in an empty PCI slot to replace your ps2 port, it that is broken.
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Can I just buy a new USB mouse instead of PS/2? Will it work? And is USB recommended? Because I heard they're different. I just don't know what.

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The USB is different from PS/2 really, but this should be the problem place.
I think that you have no necessity to buy the PS\2 to USB device
You maybe notice the probably:Your mouse and keyboards have to connect wrong.
If my suggestion can help you to solve problem, I will very happy
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dodo_csu, I've been using my computer for 3-4 years and well, the keyboard and mice I use were working just fine, until now (just the mouse anyway). And I went to see, they were plugged in just the way I remember they were the first time I bought them.

I checked control panel >> mouse and it says that the device is working properly and that the mouse is connected on the PS/2 mouse port, so that means the port didn't die, right?

Also, what is the cause of mouse short?

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Thanks a lot for the replies! :] and sorry for a lot of questions. This problem is just giving me the headaches more than love problems give me.

Edited by lire, 09 May 2005 - 11:08 PM.

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