Mouse BUTTONS suddenly stop working

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by illuminattile, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. illuminattile macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    For a while now I've had a recurring problem that I can't figure out. The buttons on my mouse will suddenly stop working; I can move the cursor around the screen, but the mouse buttons (all of them, plus the scrollball) do nothing.

    It's not a problem with the mouse (so it might not belong in this forum), because I've tried other mice and had the same behaviour. I don't know if there's a pattern, but I think I've only had the problem since I've started running the new Football Manager 2011 game.

    Has anyone else encountered this? Any suggestions?
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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  3. illuminattile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A standard, wired, Apple Mighty Mouse.

    But as I said, switching to another USB mouse had the same results - the cursor would move but the buttons wouldn't work.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Have you done tests, like tried using a different mouse with the computer and/or using that mouse with a different computer to see if it is the mouse or the computer?
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Ah, so its the computer then. Try resetting the SMC perhaps?
     

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