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Bill Maynard Dec 22, 2006, 11:26am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
I have this problem too. It acts like my computer has some kind of mischief infection. The pointer will sometimes move across the screen while the mouse is sitting still. Other times the mouse will leap to one of the corners while I am using it. It is very disturbing, like there is a ghost in the machine. I haven't figured it out. Sure wish someone who works on these things all day long would.

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Dublin_Gunner Dec 22, 2006, 11:53am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
Holy thread revival batman!!!


I have a similar issue on the logitech optical I use in work. It just jumps around or 'shakes' on the screen sometimes. Only when you leave it sitting there though, not while using it.

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eddddd Dec 22, 2006, 01:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
I had two cheap optical mice this far.
Both had their problems.
Until I brought a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000.
It has no glitches at all.

Ajay Kumar Jan 03, 2007, 06:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
Try Moving your speakers off the desk as the sound vibrations may cause it to move happens with me and ya try using a soft mouse pad that could help

Harry Jan 03, 2007, 06:53am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My wireless mouse was doing this the other day, so I thew it at the wall and it's not done it since. But i'm not recommened you take that course of action :)

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Lou Bot Jan 03, 2007, 07:39am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My mouse does this too...the cursor, bit by bit, moves up. What seemed to fix it was using tweezers to remove some cat hair on the laser lens. There is some lint around the laser....does anyone have an idea of clearing it out? I have tried a Q-tip and fine paint brush.
I was thinking of using the adhesive tape but think it would make matters worse.

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B Jan 03, 2007, 11:39am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
kloof said:
It may be virbration from your computer:
> Clean your mouse
> And buy a mousepad


This has made my mouse move on its own in the past. The reason was my case was using stock HSF and I overclocked. So the fan compensated by raising speeds to 5000+ which was very loud and as a result caused vibration. The vibration made my Logitech MX310 move. This very rarely occurred however. I got a new HSF and thankfully this annoyance has never occurred since. Hope that helps.

Afrow UK Jan 03, 2007, 12:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
I believe this happens if your optical mouse isn't on an entirely flat surface. Any small dimples can bounce the optical light and confuse the mouse into thinking that it is moving.

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Hillel Aftel Jul 11, 2007, 09:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 11, 2007, 09:24am EDT

 
>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
Damn this thread has lasted a long time.

Anyway, I've had many optical mice over the years, ranging from ultra-cheap generic to Microsoft to Logitech, and they all do this every once in a while -- even my current mouse, which is a rather spiffy Logitech laser mouse. I've also used many different surfaces, like wood, mousepads, and dirty magazines. The cursor inches up the screen on its own, as if possessed. I've come to accept this as normal mouse behavior.

On another note, hey mister original poster, your signature about "Fear of Triscuits," did you make that up or did you hear it somewhere? I feel like I've heard it somewhere, I just can't remember where, maybe on TV or something?

Dublin_Gunner Jul 11, 2007, 09:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
I have to say I've never noticed this phenomenonh happen with my Logitech G5.

I guess it must be just related to inferior tracking components on cheaper mice.

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Sheri Wambaugh Jul 19, 2007, 07:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
Mine does the same thing; but when it does, I also can't use any software applications. When I open one up, the zoom will go in and out on its own or the screen will shake up and down; each program has its own wierd problem. I have to re-start my computer sometimes several times a day. Does anyone know what is going on???

Dublin_Gunner Jul 19, 2007, 08:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
Something that severe could be down to a hardware problem with the mouse or even a virus infection

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angryhippy Aug 08, 2007, 05:08am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
My mousepad is purple with a clear spot in the center for slipping a pic in. When I got my MX518, I noticed the mouse crawl as well. Logitech said it does that when it's resting on a split light dark area. That was the perfect answer for me because that was exactly the problem. Now that I'm aware I just move it to a different area. Sometimes, if a small hair gets inside and lays across the laser beam, it can weird it out as well.

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john albrich Aug 08, 2007, 07:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Mouse moves...caused by RFI...solution=ferrite cores on cable
Since angryhippy jumped in on this somewhat "mature" thread, I'll add my different 2cents worth too...

I've also seen this happen with certain mice regardless of whether USB or PC port. The movement was due to radio frequency interference (RFI) injecting spurious signals into the mouse connector circuitry.

The solution was to install ferrite cores on the mouse cable as near to the computer connector as possible. On one mouse, I had to install 2 ferrite cores to eliminate the extaneous movement. (these are the type that clip over the cable, and you can usually wrap the cable through the core 2 or 3 times)

angryhippy Aug 08, 2007, 03:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
Somewhat mature John? It's a friggin antique! lol Some people actually do a search before posting about a problem. This thread is post optical pre laser. I always try to add something pertinennt when these oldies get dug up, if there is different info available in case anyone is looking. I thought logitechs reply about the light dark areas causing the crawl was some stupid form response, but in my case it was in fact exactly what was causing the problem. Go figure.

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john albrich Aug 08, 2007, 08:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
angryhippy said:
Somewhat mature John? It's a friggin antique! lol ....


Well, all those corporate management classes I've taken try to teach me to be more "sensitive" to people, especially dealing with electronic communications (cause of all the frakkin flaming)

In these days of people being arrested for hate crimes, even when hate isn't involved, one must practice protocol lest one invoke invective intercourse.

angryhippy Aug 09, 2007, 01:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ya I kinda know what you mean. Giving someone the finger in my neighborhood is grounds for armed reprisals

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Killypants_Mafia Aug 19, 2007, 01:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
stop feeding it crack

problem solved.

FordGT90Concept Aug 19, 2007, 11:34am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
I had numerous mice do this for one of three reasons:
1) It's a crappy Logitech and randomly sends the pointer flying to the top left corner (causes a look at the sky+turn around sensation in FPS).
2) There's a little hair stuck on to it that's vibrating while you move the mouse causing erratic behavior.
3) There's an ant stuck in the little hole where the lens is causing it to move randomly albeit not very far (true story, happened twice to me).

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Hillel Aftel Aug 19, 2007, 11:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My mouse moves... by itself.
You got an ant stuck in that tiny hole... twice? Do you live in one of those places where people get insects stuck in their bodily orifices regularly?


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