Mighty Mouse issues...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bendy Walker, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Bendy Walker macrumors regular

    Bendy Walker

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    #1
    My wired Mighty Mouse has started behaving really strangely these past few days. The cursor will only move a short distance, and then jump around erratically.

    I think I know what the problem is - the surface I am on (which has become quite worn away and shiny since I've been using the mouse on it), and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a suitable material to use the mouse on? I've tried a few mouse mats I have, but the mouse won't work on them at all.
     
  2. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

    Mr.Noisy

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    I found a cheap Black foam no reflective one from PC world, cost like £2, best mat ive ever used, and the MM loves it ;)
     
  3. zaney macrumors regular

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    You might want to try cleaning it. I know the whole point of optical mice is that you dont need to clean it anymore, but if you get a big bit of dust, or a hair lying the wrong way across the sensor it'll throw it off. I've got a laser mouse, which is supposedly even better, but a hair got stuck under once, and it stopped moving horizontally, and would only move vertically. Until I found the hair and removed it.
    Stupid thing.
     
  4. advocation macrumors member

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    mine started doing that earlier tonight, I thought it was the battery so I checked that, but it was still on the green.
    I turned it off and on again and it seemed to work fine..
     
  5. LeahM macrumors 6502a

    LeahM

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    I use a regular white piece of paper. It doesn't collect dust like my desk would. And it doubles as a notepad. :)

    I double the paper so it doesn't make the hard scraping noise when i had it on the desk.
     
  6. zaney macrumors regular

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    Maybe the hair fell off when you picked it up to turn it off :p

    Not a bad idea, I'm always looking about for something to scribble notes on, and I really can't be bothered with a mouse pad.
     

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