Jumping cursor issue. What's going on?!

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  1. john n0ob macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone had trouble with their cursor constantly jumping to one specific point on the screen? I'm on a 2 month old iMac and I'm using the magic mouse. It seems that every second or so my cursor jumps to the far right side of my desktop. I tried rebooting and tried another magic mouse and the same problem occurred. It's completely frustrating(I'm actually posting this from my iPod touch). I looked around but couldn't find any useful information. Does anyone know the remedy to this problem?
     
  2. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    Are you using a mouse pad? Did you try different surfaces? What is your desk made of?
     
  3. JonBorichef macrumors regular

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    Well, sometimes my Magic Mouse's left exposé button would get stuck and I would hear it clicking and it would get really glitchy.

    But for your issue: Try cleaning the little laser at the bottom, make sure there isn't any dirt, hair, etc. That always messes up the mouse.

    Cheers,
    Jonathan Borichef
     
  4. jbouwer macrumors newbie

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    Cursor Jumps

    My cursor too jumps all over the place when I am working the screen. I go up the cursor goes down or sideways. Very annoying. I read from one response that the laser could be dirty. Checked and was not the issue.

    Johan Bouwer
     
  5. sheafy macrumors newbie

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    ok well this is what you should do. try your mouse on different surfaces. but thats usually not the case. my imac use to do the same thing and i wound up bringing to the apple store and they brought it into the back and they said they were doing some tests so they came out and said it was something in the software so i had to wait about a 3 days for them to fix it i got it backed and it worked fine. but i dont think there are any ways to fix it at home by your self. so your best bet is just to bring it into your nearest apple store.
    hope this helps you

    good luck
     
  6. JonBorichef macrumors regular

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    Hold on, the Magic Mouse? Mine never glitched up... although my Mighty Mouse did. Alot.
     
  7. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    Does it still do it if you use a different USB port?
     
  8. JonBorichef macrumors regular

    JonBorichef

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    The Magic Mouse uses Bluetooth... About the Mighty Mouse issue... if you restart the mouse (re plug it in) it helps, yes.
     
  9. norman21 macrumors newbie

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    turn off wireless

    following a hint elsewhere on there forums, I turned off AirPort. That cured the problem.
     

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