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Help! mouse is being stupid! Answered

HELP! My mouse has a clicking problem. In that; whenever i try to click, it doesn't work, and i find myself having to click multiple times with some force in order to get a result, but it's not consistent. Sometimes, it works straight off, and sometimes it takes upwards of 20 clicks, in order to get my computer to do anything. The problem's also isolated to only the left button, the right one's fine. I reckon it's just dirt or something in the mouse, but it's really inconvenient. Any ideas on what i can do to fix it? can i fix it? To give you something pretty to look at, here's a brass cog: Thanks for all the replies. I've just had the case off, and cleaned the rollers. I looked at the switch and there was no dirt packed around it. I clicked the switch without the case on and it still didn't work, which leads me to believe that it's actually the switch that's damaged, and therefore it's not worth trying to fix.

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altaria1993

10 years ago

just take off the screws, and take off the cover, be sure to not lose any parts, or you will regret this. but then just use pliers to remove the big balls of cluttered dust, and q tips to remove the rest, worked for me when i had similar roblems :)

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

Hey man long time no see..
Is your mouse wireless? If so chuck it out the window and a buy a new one.
or
Make a clear path between the mouse and the receiver, and reduce EM interference in the general area.

If wired... chuck out window.

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WeissensteinburgKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

Have you had bad experiences with them? I've got a logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. I use it daily...the keyboard batteries get replaced maybe once a year, and the mouse once every four months or so..maybe less often. And it's only when the batteries get low that connection gets iffy. I love them.

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KentsOkayWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

Yup, real bad experience with them. But they are crap ones from Wal-Mart *shudders* what madness drove me there....

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VendigrothKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

Nice avatar _
AND: I'm going to get a new one, obv (wired, too. I CBA replacing batteries every day)
As for this old one, i think i'm going to smash it, or stuff it with thermite and turn it into a slaggy heap of charred, smoking plastic.

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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

I'd open it up (put down the crowbar, there's screws underneith the pads on the bottom) and see what's up with the switch. It could be broken, have a bad connection to the board, or the plastic isn't hitting it right.

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

second. iv had mice that stopped clicking because some crap got in the works. you can clean the pads with rubbing alcohol. dont loose the screw. its such a pain to replace. who uses a crowbar on a computer mouse?? a dremel is the tool of choice for cutting bits of your computer to ribbons.

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tech-kingVendigroth

Reply 10 years ago

hammers dont make nice cuts. how can you cut: dead f%&*& on it with a hammer? now, a jackhammer, like on back hows ...... (nearly let spell check put the wrong how)

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Vendigrothtech-king

Reply 10 years ago

Nope. 2-lb forging hammer fixes all problems. And removes the ones it doesn't fix.

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ll.13guyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

(Before taking it apart) -try the button again, press G, aim at the mouse, press MOUSE1.

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bedbugg2

10 years ago

you say mouse as if it is a person lol, anyway this happened to me too...i think the problem is the microswitch, over time the metal inside looses its spring forcing you to have to press it down harder to work, i would suggest getting a new mouse, mabye a laser?

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Vendigrothbedbugg2

Reply 10 years ago

I think you're right about the microswitch. Interestingly, it's fixed itself, now. The threat of being filled with thermite and ignited seems to have worked.

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Vendigrothbedbugg2

Reply 10 years ago

A brass cog i made, to give anyone reading my post something to look at.

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bedbugg2Vendigroth

Reply 10 years ago

thats lucky for you!, unfortunatley mine persisted to annoy me and it eventually had a date with an air rifle

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Mr Slippy Fist

10 years ago

I just spilt a whole sachet of soy source from a pot noodle all over my key board, piss take!I put brown source in but it don't taste the same

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Mr Slippy FistVendigroth

Reply 10 years ago

well I turned it upside down to let it drip out, and you wouldn't believe the crap that come out with it, ain't had it that long ever.

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GoodhartMr Slippy Fist

Reply 10 years ago

I don't eat at my keyboard, but the wife does......I have seen odd things, like key presses when I don't have my hands near the keyboard, or the mouse will skitter across the screen.....I think there is something or someone living in my keyboard....

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ll.13

10 years ago

If it's not wireless, cut it's tail, guaranteed 100% satisfaction.

Wireless, wired him to the computer. =)

Take it to pieces (you really should'f before now) inspect the switch, try it without the plastic button.

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Patrik

10 years ago

I'd start by blowing some compressed air into your mouse, just in case there's some dirt interfering with the mouse button. You can buy spray cans of compressed air at any computer or electronics store. Might as well use the rest of the can to give your keyboard a good cleaning as well.

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Bran

10 years ago

I'd buy a new one, same thing happened to me.

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The Stig

10 years ago

Run your mouse over with a Toyota Hilux. This'll make it as good as new, probably. Or it could be that your mouse is dying, in which case there's nothing really you can do about it.

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VendigrothThe Stig

Reply 10 years ago

I would scrape it on a Hilux, but then it'd probably melt, or crumple itself up in shame.

I think i'm going to set the trap for a new one, really.