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05-12-2001, 06:45 PM
Thanks Heather , Mike and Pam for your responses to my post. I have begged another mouse and it worked, obviously the wayward buttons cased the applications to get mucked around, I have mended the O2000 and it all works well. I can't believe that a mechanical device could act so strange.
Cheers
Geoffh

05-12-2001, 07:55 PM
Now pull the old one apart, see how it works and test the switches - nice firm click or sloppy? Note that the last mouse that died on me seemed fine so I think the cable broke on the cheap, rough, plastic case.

If a mouse sticks - it needs cleaning, if it goes beserk - replace it.

05-12-2001, 08:11 PM
I have taken the mouse apart several times but didn't realise there was such a build up on the spring wheel. I have navigated around the screen without the ball and it seemed to be ok...
c'est la vie... programmed obsolescence of 'l'ancien technologie'.... where was that mousetrap?... Thanks again, Geoffh