Mouse Develops Own Mind :)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Infrared, May 31, 2008.

  1. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    My mighty mouse has gone crazy.

    It's clicking of its own accord. I can
    hear it from the next room clicking
    away like a geiger counter!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    the scroll ball sound actually comes from a little speaker inside the mouse. maybe its gone nuts?
     
  3. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    The whole thing's gone nuts, I believe.

    I lost patience with the stupid thing when it
    clicked the dock for me and removed an icon!

    I've unplugged it and won't be feeding it any
    more electrons until it learns to behave itself.
     
  4. Muncher macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    I don't think it does, actually.
     
  5. krye macrumors 68000

    krye

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    I dropped mine and smashed it into 7 pcs. Looks like there is indeed a speaker inside. See the red arrow. Did you get it wet? Maybe a small quantity of water is making it conduct and generating noise.

    I wouldn't recommend opening it, as I did. (Had to clean out the scroll ball.) It is sealed with industrial glue. Once you open it, you have to super glue it back together and it will never be the same. (Very fragile!)
     

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  6. Muncher macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    I guess I was wrong. But why put a speaker there, isn't that sort of a waste?
     
  7. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Yes indeed. Another way of verifying this...

    Roll the scrollbar and listen to the sound.
    Then unplug the mouse and do the same.

    It does seem bizarre. I didn't believe it when I
    first heard about it.

    Perhaps it is technically difficult to mechanically
    generate the clicks with that kind of scrollball?

    Who can say!
     

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