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#1 SubMariner

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

I have a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 that is being a bit finicky: sometimes it simply refuses to "click" on anything.

I've put in new batteries, cleaned the laser, re-synched it with the wireless desktop receiver, checked the signal strength... everything is ok. Yet the problem keeps popping up.

So, I'm thinking that I might need a new mouse.

Since I have a Microsoft 3000 Wireless keyboard as well I would prefer to stick with MS, even though I know there may well be a better performing Logitech etc out there; I just want to minimize the possibility of any conflicts, esp since I'm using Windows Vista Business.

BTW, I don't do any gaming, so it doesn't have to be the "latest & greatest" for that function.

Suggestions welcome.

Thanks,

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

I recently had to replace my wired Microsoft mouse. When I looked at mice in various stores I was looking for a wired mouse that had the one feature I wanted-buttons on each side that could be programmed to back/forward navigation. I did not find one that had that feature.

The Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 DID have those buttons on each side. I purchased the mouse and so far it works great. I've had no issues with it.

The side buttons can be programmed for other functions or disabled if you don't want to use them for anything.

I got mine at Office Depot.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 04 July 2012 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

Apparently, if I want to get a new MS mouse it will cost me almost as much as a new keyboard/mouse combo. PLUS there is the added complication of having to install a separate USB receiver for the new mouse. Waaaaay too much hassle.

So I guess if the mouse in fact goes, I'll be looking at getting a new wireless keyboard & mouse combo. Time to start a different thread. <heheheh>


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

My linkhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Wireless-Mouse-5000-Bluetrack-MGC-00001-/320770270694?pt=Mice&hash=item4aaf65e5e6

Check ebay. I got mine there.




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