Solved My mouse is inverted weirdly and it doesn't want to work

December 16, 2017 at 13:55:37
Specs: Windows 8
Hello, My mouse broke today and I can't fix it It goes to the right if I move it up, left if I move it down,up if I move it left, And down if I move it right. This is very annoying, Putting the mouse backwards does not help at all, and It also, when it still has the red light on, the cursor doesn't want to move. It has the red light on the mouse on, but it doesn't move. So I have to switch it off and on.

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#1
December 16, 2017 at 15:48:12
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Most likely the mouse itself is faulty. To prove the point try it on another computer, or try another mouse on this one.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
December 16, 2017 at 17:45:31
The weird thing is, the original mouse of this computer lasted for like a year, this one only lasted for like 3 months or something. :( Thanks anyways

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#3
December 16, 2017 at 18:39:10
Again???

I'll repeat what I said last time: I don't believe this could
possibly be caused by any kind of hardware fault. The sensor
IC chip would have to be physically rotated 90 degrees. That
can't happen by accident. Resetting something to do with the
mouse fixes it, but I don't know what needs to be reset.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
December 16, 2017 at 20:22:06
Jeff
There are possibilities, such as the light guide coming adrift or issues with analog-digital conversion.
It's easy and reasonable to first check out the mouse itself as part of the diagnosis.
If that doesn't help then we know it is necessary to check elsewhere, rather than assuming it must be something else.

raulg
Can you let us know if you are still in trouble please and/or the outcome?
Thanks

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#5
December 16, 2017 at 21:40:06
I've only disassembled one optical mouse (since they
very rarely fail, and when they do fail, it is the buttons
that fail, not the optics), but based on that one mouse,
there is no way that anything mechanical could cause
the mouse pointer to be off by 90 degrees. Possibly
something in analog-to-digital conversion, but I don't
know what.

This problem keeps popping up, and has for years, but
I haven't seen enough info posted to locate the cause.

Of course, cleaning your mouse is always a good thing,
but if it solves this problem, it will only be because the
mouse was unplugged to clean it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
December 17, 2017 at 03:10:54
Like any well brought up creature, rodents too need, and like to have, their nether regions and privates kept clean....

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#7
December 17, 2017 at 05:04:30
Yeah my mouse just got worse, when I turn it on my cursor doesn't move and it just turns it's self off in like 3 seconds. I'll just have to go buy a new one.

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#8
December 17, 2017 at 06:42:39
raulg
Any chance of borrowing one from a friend just to make sure?

I've generally found with mouse troubles that the mouse itself turns out to be the culprit but there are other possibilities.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
December 17, 2017 at 07:23:30
Obvious question, but have you bothered to replace the battery?

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#10
December 17, 2017 at 09:19:21
Battery! I never think of the battery! Mainly because I only
used a battery-powered mouse for a very short time before
I decided I didn't like it. Too big, too heavy, and the wrong
shape. The most expensive mouse I ever bought, of course.
I ended up giving it to a computer re-use/recycle place.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#11
December 17, 2017 at 13:29:36
Yeah, I did try the battery, and I had some previeus mouses, and it's not the computer's problems.

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#12
December 17, 2017 at 14:58:24
Sometimes meeses just go to pieces... and then one has to replace them...

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