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Yesterday a strange thing happened. I went to computer and mouse was dead. It is a Dell light activated one, about 5 years old. No light. Did not work. I installed a wireless mouse I have for laptop and went on. Today I turned on computer and, lo and behold! mouse alive again, it's been working fine all day. Is there a mouse lifetime, and should I go out and buy a new one, or is this just a glitch, so forget about it??
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01 -Showme - Dell USB Mouse Died (1-14-2010)

Showme – Hi

or is this just a glitch, so forget about it??


Is your Mouse USB or PS/2 ??

Either way . . . Sometimes whenever you boot up . . . Glitches do occur . . . And if you reboot they they go away - -- -

But it still can be a problem . . . Perhaps the Driver was corrupted – temporarily ??
And when you installed/connected your wireless Mouse – The installation Process made things good again??

It could still be a problem - - -It can show up again - --

Just keep tabs on the Mouse --- Reboot if it happens again – Keep us posted . . . .

In the meantime – Tell us ---USB or PS/2 Or could be Hybrid (USB PS/2 Compatible) - -
If it is a Hybrid - - -Turn it over …. It should say – (PS/2 and USB Compatible) underside of mouse - -

Also in the booting up process - - - When Windows is being loaded up ---- with the Status bar underneath Windows Logo Splash - - -

The Keyboard will flash the 3 LEDs & turn off ---then your Mouse should turn ---Red LED ON - -
So you can tell if you have a problem at this time …as Windows is still loaded ----

Jack123

PS Sometimes they . . . The mouse gets overworked –

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EDITED Quoted statement error - - -1-14-2010 - -

Edited by Jack123, 14 January 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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Usb is the rectangular connection - right? my connection is circular. The event occurred while the computer was on, let's say idle for 3 hours or so, it did not happen after a reboot. And it was dead as a doornail. So it looks like wait and see. I guess the worst is I will have to buy another mouse.
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02 -ShowMe - Dell USB PS/2 Died (1-15-2010)

Usb is the rectangular connection - right? my connection is circular.


Your Mouse is apparently – PS/2 Type

It should be connected to the – Green colored PS/2 Port

And the Keyboard probably is PS/2 also –
And should be connected to the –Purple colored PS/2
Port



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These Connections are located on back of your PC –

Common Problems – Usually – Operator Induced Problems
• Is that these connections can –Loosen UP- or become SKEWED If you have to move the Case of the PC to achieve more working space –
• Improperly Connected – Note that they have Keyways – – Sometimes they are forced in when all the pins are not – Properly aligned – Causing 1 of the ACTIVE PINS to have a weak/compromised connection –
• Generally Connecting/Disconnecting does not cause damage with PC Power ON. . .However . . .It is not good Practice to do so . . . The PS/2 Controller can be damaged by disconnecting /Connecting with Power ON- - -

Here is an Article on PS/2 Connections & PS/2 Devices –( For Information) -
http://en.wikipedia..../PS/2_connector

One advantage of having an – Optical Mouse – [/b]Has its own POWER ON LED[/b]

Read & Understand the Following – before taking any action - -If you have any questions or hesitation – Post back your questions - - -before taking any actions - - -
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Next time after you shut down the PC - - Carefully Inspect PS/2 Connections ---
Keeping an eye on the Keyways & the Color Coding - - when disconnecting – So you understand proper keyway alignment when reconnecting - - -

Inspect for bent or broken pins - - - -Note Pins 2 & 6 are inactive . . .(No Connection)

Note there is Plastic Square Guide Pin & a Notched Keyway - - Make sure that they are [b]aligned
with both Connector Plug & Receptacle – Before pressing in fully . .

Remember – [b]Purple = Keyboard Green = Mouse


01_PS2_CONNECTORS.jpg


After Inspecting & connecting the Keyboard & Mouse - - - -Restart PC and verify Keyboard & Mouse are Functioning properly - - -

Post back Results - - -

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Thank you for complete and informative reply. Somehow, all has worked well. This site ROCKS!
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03 -Showme - Dell USB Mouse Died (1-16-2010)

Ok – Just keep an eye open - - -This Post will remain OPEN –

Do the following now - - -

1st You Need to make a – GEEKS to GO Folder

2nd Copy & Paste Link into this folder - - -
http://www.geekstogo...or-t265193.html

Name Link - Showme – Strange mouse behavior (1-16-2010)


Then IF your mouse displays the problem again - - -

Sign/Log in – Then Click on this link . . . ONLY WITH PROBLEM WITH SAME MOUSE PROBLEM

If you have a different problem - - -Then start a New Post . . . .

It won’t take long for this post to get pushed way back to bottom of the pile

Hopefully -- This was just an anomaly –

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So how do I "1st You Need to make a – GEEKS to GO Folder"?
I have no Idea what to do. Make a folder on my computer, or on GTG website??/
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04 -Showme - Dell USB Mouse Died (1-17-2010)

Sorry – I will give an alternate means of finding your old Posts –
That will be here on GEEKS to GO website . . . .

• Log on GEEKS to GO
• At the top of each page – You will see several Links –
• My Topics - My Controls My Assistant . . . .etc . . .
• Click on My Topics
• Scroll down to – Topic – Strange mouse behavior – Click on to Read

As far as making Folder - - -I was referring to make a folder on your PC - - -Using your Browser - -

If you need help - - -With making folders using your Browser- -
Make New Post - - - In either - - - -Applications or Browser Forum –
This would be a New Topic - - -and should not be combined with this Topic - - -
Even though I probably expanded this topic - - Myself - - -I should not have done so - -

Sorry for the confusion . . .

I apologize for my error . . .If you have question on the above Alternate Method of locating an old post - - Go to Site Orientations and FAQ - - - Further down the Forum Listing Page. . .
And start a new topic describing your problem - Again this would become a New Topic

Jack123

Edited by Jack123, 17 January 2010 - 02:36 PM.

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