Mouse flys around or even off the desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wts, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. wts macrumors member

    wts

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    Oct 3, 2009
    #1
    Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.4
    iMac 2009 Desktop
    using wired ( with tail ) mouse

    Why does my mouse fly around or off the desktop
    and
    how do i fix that problem
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    Clean the mouse ?

    Or, if cleaning doesn't work, replace it...
     
  3. wts thread starter macrumors member

    wts

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    Oct 3, 2009
    #3
    Thanks for your reply and interest in my problem.

    In my OS 9 times it was a somewhat a simple matter to remove the rolling ball and clean it as well as the contact points.

    How do i clean a USB mouse ?

    When i turn the mouse over onto its back there is bright red light and i can't figure out how to or do clean it somehow ?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Jul 30, 2003
    Location:
    Delaware
    #4
    Do you use a mouse pad of some kind?
    Even though a mouse pad is usually not needed with an optical mouse, sometimes you will see a difference when you have an erratic mouse.
    Even a plain sheet of white paper can work well as a test.
     

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