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Robin Hood

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Hi all.

I'm using an ACER mouse that came with my computer 2 years ago. I haven't had a problem up until the last week. :)

Every now and then the mouse freezes/disappears off the screen for a few seconds before reappearing and acting normal. It is a laser mouse.

Is the mouse dying or does it just need some TLC?
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The only moving parts on an optical mouse are the buttons and scroll-wheel so I doubt it's wear and tear causing the problem. Still, it is subject to faults occuring just like everything else. An internal fault may be causing the mis-tracking.

Try to borrow a fault-free mouse and if that works okay buy yourself a new one.
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Try and cleaning the eye.
Take a cotton swab with some alcohol and wipe where the eye is on the bottom of the mouse.
If it wireless then try the battery.
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The only moving parts on an optical mouse are the buttons and scroll-wheel so I doubt it's wear and tear causing the problem. Still, it is subject to faults occuring just like everything else. An internal fault may be causing the mis-tracking.

Try to borrow a fault-free mouse and if that works okay buy yourself a new one.


Hi phillipcorcoran. :)

I've already tried a different mouse and it has worked perfectly. I did consider an internal problem in which case I will have to swap mice.

Thanks. :);)

Try and cleaning the eye.
Take a cotton swab with some alcohol and wipe where the eye is on the bottom of the mouse.
If it wireless then try the battery.


Hi vally. :)

I'll give your advice a shot. I was unsure how I should go about cleaning this mouse and wasn't game to try without advice first. As it's corded I won't have a battery to replace. If this doesn't work I suppose I will have to get rid of it?

Thanks. :)
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[QUOTE}I've already tried a different mouse and it has worked perfectly. I did consider an internal problem in which case I will have to swap mice.[/QUOTE]

From reading this topic and the answer above you just stated i would say the mouse is failing.
I would purchase a new one and save yourself some headaches.
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I've already tried a different mouse and it has worked perfectly. I did consider an internal problem in which case I will have to swap mice.

From reading this topic and the answer above you just stated i would say the mouse is failing.
I would purchase a new one and save yourself some headaches.


Hi rshaffer61. :)

I'll give the mouse a quick clean and if it freezes again in the next 24 hours I'll just get a new one. It has lasted 2 years which is pretty good I must say.

Thanks. :)
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Yep I usually go through a mouse every 10 to 12 months. I'm pretty rough on them to say the least.
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Yep I usually go through a mouse every 10 to 12 months. I'm pretty rough on them to say the least.


Yeah the same used to happen to me until I got this mouse.

It hasn't frozen for the last 24 hours! Yay! :)
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