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Speedy Gonzales
28-03-2007, 04:31 PM
I've got one of these MS USB wired mice/mouse, and in the last few days, it keeps on shutting off (the light goes off, and if I have the headphones on, I can hear the disconnect sound).

It was fine before Monday this week.

I've gone into Device manager and unticked under the power management tab under this mouse, it makes no diff. I've deleted the mouse and its hub, it made no diff.

I have a feeling its stuffed somewhere, as it turns off on one of the USB ports on the back of the case, and one of the ports on the front.

I tried the other mouse here (from the other PC). It worked fine.

Everything else seems to work ok (the Ipods, and printer, which are USB as well). The cable to the mouse looks fine to me, and it doesnt look like anything is wrong on the inside of the mouse. Do these things have a lifespan or something?

The keyboard is also USB, so I dont think the USB ports on this thing are dying. Otherwise, this keyboard (its a light up one), would die constantly.

And I wouldnt be typing this.

Does it sound like the mouse is ready to die?

Pete O'Neil
28-03-2007, 04:43 PM
I'm having a similar problem with my older IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, but its only occurs with Vista when the machine comes out of sleep. Not really a problem as i don't normally have sleep enable, I've just got to get around to disabling it.

Biggles
28-03-2007, 04:49 PM
The keyboard is also USB, so I dont think the USB ports on this thing are dying. Otherwise, this keyboard (its a light up one), would die constantly.

And I wouldnt be typing this.

Does it sound like the mouse is ready to die?

I have had EXACTLY the same problem. I did think it might be a problem with my motherboard's USB but then I had multiple other USB-connected devices (including hard drives and the keyboard) which continued to work without problems. So I plugged in a new wireless MS mouse (I prefer wired) and the problem went away.

The mouse causing the problems was several years old (one of the original optical mice) so maybe they are reaching their use-by date.

Speedy Gonzales
28-03-2007, 05:10 PM
Hmm ok, I shall get another down the road tomorrow.

See if thats OK.

This is a Wheel mouse optical, according to whats written on the bottom of it.

Well, hopefully it isnt the mobo, I've only had it since Dec 2006!

Biggles
28-03-2007, 06:05 PM
Mine was also a Wheel Mouse Optical, though much older than 2006.

radium
28-03-2007, 06:39 PM
From what your said Speedy it does sound like the mouse is stuffed, but just a couple of things.

How many usb devices do you have all plugged in at the sametime? I have had usb problems before, which seemed to occur only when I had several plugged in at once. It seems the mobo couldn't power all the usb devices.

Also I have heard that non powered usb hubs can cause similar problems.

Just to be sure it's the mouse I would try it on another computer and see it does the same thing. :)

Greg
28-03-2007, 07:10 PM
There was a random fyi thread a couple days ago where the tech guy solved a weird problem by replacing the mouse. All indications for your issue suggest the same solution.

Bryan
28-03-2007, 07:48 PM
Being a wireless mouse, have you checked its battery?

Gordon62
28-03-2007, 07:56 PM
Had a similar problem with my Gigabyte mouse a couple of months ago. Sometimes when you started the computer the light on the mouse would not function. I found the problem was due to a very loose connection from the mouse (black conection to the green connection). Simply using a pair of long nosed pliers to spread the contacts of the black connection solved the problem for me. I found the same problem with another Gigabyte mouse which sometimes failed to respond. That was fixed by the same method. Try wiggling these connections and see what happens.
Regards Gordon.

Phil B
28-03-2007, 08:00 PM
I had a similar problem with a wireless intellimouse explorer 2. The cursor locked up. After a bit of mucking around I changed the batteries & it still didn't work. After pressing the connect button & channel change buttons a few times, it finally 1/2 worked good enough to go to mouse properties where the battery showed flat even though they were replaced with energizer advanced. Somehow the driver got corrupted as after updating the driver & a reboot everything was good

somebody
28-03-2007, 09:38 PM
I've been very pleased with my Microsoft Wireless Notebook mouse. I bought it in early January, put in a single AA battery, and haven't changed it EVER since then. It's still going strong, after on average 5-6hrs daily use.

radium
28-03-2007, 10:37 PM
Being a wireless mouse, have you checked its battery?

Speedy said this


I've got one of these MS USB wired mice/mouse,

Bryan
29-03-2007, 08:52 AM
Sorry, Speedy also said "This is a Wheel mouse optical, according to whats written on the bottom of it".

I did not realise that his had an umbilical cord and wasn't wireless so my apologies.

Trev
29-03-2007, 09:11 AM
I'm on my third MS usb wired mouse. What tends to happen is one of the fine wires break where the cable enters the mouse body. This is not just confined to MS mice. I went through several mice with this problem when I had a Commodore Amiga.

Trevor :)

Speedy Gonzales
29-03-2007, 09:56 AM
From what your said Speedy it does sound like the mouse is stuffed, but just a couple of things.

Yup since everything else is ok. I would say it is.


How many usb devices do you have all plugged in at the sametime? I have had usb problems before, which seemed to occur only when I had several plugged in at once. It seems the mobo couldn't power all the usb devices.

Its only just happened since Monday this week. The mouse has decided to turn itself off. I've got the USB printer plugged in (but the power is off), the keyboard obviously is plugged in, since I'm typing on it.

The Ipod dock is plugged in most of the time (the Ipods arent always plugged in tho).

And the digital cam is also USB but this isnt always plugged in either. I either plug the cam in or use the card slots on the front of the printer.

It isnt wireless, so a battery etc has nothing to do with it.


Also I have heard that non powered usb hubs can cause similar problems..

I dont use any hubs, all the devices are plugged directly into the USB ports. 6 ports on the back 2 on the front.


Just to be sure it's the mouse I would try it on another computer and see it does the same thing. :)

I tried the other mouse from the other PC on here, it didnt go off once.

Well at least its not just me. I shall get another mouse this morning. Might get something else besides an MS one.

Greg
29-03-2007, 10:23 AM
the USB ports. 6 ports on the back 2 on the front.
Well I've got two USB ports on the front and eight on the back, so there! :p

:thumbs:

Trev
29-03-2007, 10:41 AM
I actually have 10 usb ports. 4 permanent ones that are fixed to the motherboard another 2 that fits into one of the bays and plugs into the motherboard, and a USB hub with 4 on that I got from Consumer Mag which isn't plug in, as I have no need for it at the moment. :p
Trevor :)

Speedy Gonzales
29-03-2007, 11:45 AM
Hmm well mouse has been replaced, and so far so good.

It hasnt turned itself off yet. So, sounds like the MS mouse was the prob.

Decided to get an Acrox, wherever / whatever they are.