View Full Version : USB optical mouse gone crazy

28-09-2004, 03:19 PM
recently my USB optical mouse keeps reporting thats its being plugged in and out, in winXP it makes that dinging noise...
when i check the wires absolutly nothing is wrong and everything is pluged in.
this only started happening a few days ago and is happening very randomly, and very often, sometimes not heppeneing for 10min, but more often than not ,happening every 10seconds.

28-09-2004, 03:41 PM
Sounds like a broken wire within the cable,most probally right where it enters the usb connection.

28-09-2004, 03:49 PM
how much do generic USB mice cost?

28-09-2004, 03:51 PM
optical ofcorse...

28-09-2004, 03:55 PM
this is worse than a ball mouse covered in mud

Pete O\'Neil
28-09-2004, 03:58 PM
You can get cheap USB optical for around $25 probably even less if you shop around. But why not spend another $20 and get a decent mouse? You can get a Microsoft Optical Wheel mouse for $43.88 or a logitech black optical mouse for $44.44. For that extra $20 you get a quality mouse that is actually comfortable.

28-09-2004, 05:43 PM
im to cheap =)

28-09-2004, 06:56 PM
You have yet to learn,

When you buy, you generally only get what you pay for. Less margin of course.


28-09-2004, 11:51 PM
you may be cheap but so am i but even i wudnt buy a cheap mouse because they break easily and are useless. Just spend $20 more and you'll save money because it will last longer and better. I'm only 15 and i know that :D hehehe

28-09-2004, 11:56 PM
The difference in quality between a 25 dollar mouse and a 40 mouse is nothing.

Besides which an optical mouse has no mechanical parts so should live at least a little while,my draw full of dead mouses is stocked with many different brands, i just gave up eventually and now use the cheap Excell Optical Mouse,none so far have died on me...Which is ironic...

29-09-2004, 09:50 AM
Some motherboards do this. Like this one. (Asus P4P800).

As you say it makes the ding ding sound. Even tho there's nothing wrong with it. The earlier version/s of this BIOS, used to make a sound with every USB device that was plugged in on startup. People couldnt tell whether it was a prob with their system or not! So, if you had 5 USB devices plugged in, it would ding 5 times!

So, in a later BIOS update, ASUS changed it so it didnt do this with every single USB device that was plugged into a USB port, when you booted up the system. BUT it still does it during and while you're using Windows (well XP) since thats what I'm using atm.

Murray P
29-09-2004, 11:47 AM
> BUT it still does it during and while you're
> using Windows (well XP) since thats what I'm using
> atm.

Which suggests your mouse is losing it's connection and reconnecting.

Mirddes, try plugging your mouse in via a ps2 adapter.

Cheers Murray P

29-09-2004, 12:32 PM
I dont think so. The mouse isnt the only thing thats USB on this system.

There is also a scanner, digital cam, and internal USB 2 card reader that is also USB, which is also plugged in.

The only thing with some USB mouse/mice, is if u plug it into PS/2, the stupid light stays off, even if u turn the system off. With USB it goes off.

29-09-2004, 12:34 PM
the stupid light stays off, even if u turn the system off. With USB it goes off.

That SHOULD be the light stays on...

Murray P
29-09-2004, 12:56 PM
What light are you talking about, off is off isn't it? I plug my optical USB mouse via ps2 as recommended by the instructions (for win2k). There are no issues at all.

Cheers Murray P

29-09-2004, 01:05 PM
The red optical light i would imagine....

29-09-2004, 03:44 PM
That the one the light on the optical mouse