My TiBook dislikes most mice. why?

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  1. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

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    For some reason (a reason I am seeking to discover) the mice I've used on my Titanium PowerBook do not necessarily register upon plugging it into the USB port.

    The infrared eye of a black Apple mouse and an IBM mouse will blink a couple of times then turn off. Unplugging and retrying up to a dozen times...it finally works. Other mice like one Logitech will point, but won't click!

    I have a wireless Logitech that has always worked, no issues...and the white apple mice I use off design lab computers work fine.

    any ideas what the deal is? enlighten me. much thanks.
     
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  3. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the IBM and Logitechs work flawlessly on my PC...other Macs, ill get back to you :eek:
     
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    *sigh* yes...same reaction :confused:

    funny cause ive never addressed this before. its been like this for ages, cant remember a time when all mice worked
     
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    hmm i had this happen to my new pb rev d one usb would not pick up my shuffle and the other would thought it was logic board but apple fixed it without replacing the board there must be a way the techs reset ports anybody got any info ??
     
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    Well I'll be damned...this might have done it. First plug in attempt. I'm kinda floored. Good call!!!

    If it acts up again I'll see what else ya'll can advise. Thanks a bunch.
     
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    No problem. I should have realised it was a port error earlier, I thought it was a mouse error, sorry. :eek:
     
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    Logitech Mice and OS X

    If you are using a logitech mouse and the buttons don't work (you can't click anything) then you should hit up
    http://www.usboverdrive.com/

    Download that software and use it to assign function to those buttons. Its a problem with unsupported logitech devices...
     
  11. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    back again

    sadly i must revive this thread.

    it worked for a day or two...but now the problematic mice are up to it again, is the mouse/usb port telling me something with the infrared eye flashing 3 times?

    another round of suggestions if there are any left. or to the apple store go (i figure ya'll know as much, if not more than they do).

    UPDATE: the black apple mouse works perfectly fine on my pc, what gives? as stated before, same thing w/ the IBM mouse.

    it's really strange because i have never had any issues w/ any other USB device.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The PRAM reset isn't working anymore or are you looking for a more permanent fix? :)
     
  13. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the PRAM reset seemed to work for a bit...no luck the times I tried today. So yeah...something more permanent is in line :p hopefully it doesn't cost too much $$$.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, I'm stuck. :eek:

    I guess you could try the a more heavy duty version of the PRAM reset, the PMU reset. :)
     
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    its all good, anything comes to mind...i'd love to hear it. i will definitely give this a whirl in the meantime. much thanks.
     
  16. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so that PMU reset allowed my apple mouse to work first shot...how curious.

    i imagine that it's not that recommended to do such a reset often. what do ya'll say?

    and...is it seriously a recurring error that is causing this anomaly? if so, sure'd like to stop it. oh well.

    thanks.
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You shouldn't have to do it often but it doesn't generally harm anything. :cool:
     
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    Just remember not to do it more than once at a time.
     
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    True. Although I swear that's a myth. I did it twice to my iMac once before restarting and it did no damage. :cool:
     

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