My wireless HP mouse buttons are reversed

December 1, 2016 at 22:55:53
Specs: Windows 7
Recently, my mouse buttons are reversed - left and right clicks are opposite. I tried to go into control panel but when I click on 'buttons' tab it says 'cannot detect Microsoft mouse'. I can't get it to recognize the HP mouse (even though I am USING THE MOUSE to click on selections!) I took apart the whole mouse today and put it back together and it worked for about 5 seconds and then reversed again!

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#1
December 2, 2016 at 02:48:12
There is a mouse setting in Windows Control Panel which allows you to configure the mouse buttons for left-handed users (ie reverse the mouse buttons) but in your case I don't think that's the issue.

It's more likely that your HP mouse is faulty so I would bin it and buy a new one.

A standard mouse doesn't cost very much at all so that's the obvious thing to try.

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#2
December 2, 2016 at 07:00:41
As per #1, especially as it worked briefly after taking it apart. If it was a software issue then attacking the mouse should not have made any difference. Mostly mice troubles are due to the mouse itself.

As an aside, I'm curious. Why did you think taking the mouse apart and putting it back together again would help, unless you fixed something in the process? I see that approach applied to many things but have trouble understanding the logic.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
December 2, 2016 at 10:26:21
Because if I can figure out how to take anything apart and figure out how to fix it I will try to do so. The logic was that it seemed as if the mechanical action of clicking was what was faulty.

It has worked briefly, when I've first turned it on, for months. I finally stopped using it for several months, as I was mostly using my laptop in off hours anyway. But now I'm unemployed and had hoped to rejuvenate the old mouse before getting a new one. But it sounds as if the consensus (of #1 and #2) is that the mouse is faulty and un-fixable and I should just get a new one. Oh well.

thanks.


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#4
December 2, 2016 at 12:46:00
I am curious, is this an optical or a ball type mouse?

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#5
December 2, 2016 at 15:46:43
Optical, with a bi-directional scrolling wheel.

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#6
December 2, 2016 at 17:20:51
A reversal is an unusual symptom. A simple failure of either of the switches or their immediate circuitry would not cause this. It would have to be something more central to its operation.

If you can beg or borrow another mouse, or try yours on another computer it would be a good idea (despite our suggestions) - just to avoid any possibility of wasted money.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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