Help With Mouse Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by techguy20, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    I'm having trouble getting a USB Mouse to work with my MBP. Strangely, I see the device in System Profiler as USB OPTICAL MOUSE, however when plugged in, it lights up, though I cannot move the cursor or click with it. My trackpad works fine.

    The mouse is generic, and was purchased on eBay.

    In addition, I know the issue is software- and not hardware-related because the mouse works fine in both W7 Bootcamp and in choosing a boot device on the startup menu (after I press Option during boot).

    On my previous MacBook, also running SL, the mouse worked fine, so I don't think it could be a driver issue.

    At home, my Magic Mouse works perfectly over Bluetooth, and I use an app called BetterTouchTool to add functionality to that and my trackpad. I tried quitting that program but the problem seemed to continue.

    Any help on getting this mouse to work would be great. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. H2Ockey macrumors regular

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    Check your universal preferences and see if "mouse keys" is enabled under mouse settings. One possible problem, just un-check the box.
     
  3. techguy20 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the response, although it seems that Mouse Keys is already off.
     

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