A while ago I purchased a Corsair Raptor M30 mouse (after reading generally positive reviews) but it is only now I have decided to use it. I am using a Dell XPS 8300 with two USB ports at the front of the computer tower and 4 (or 3?) at the back. Around the back I have the keyboard and monitor plugged in (I think..) as well as the printer, which I recently disconnected.
However, when I plug my Corsair mouse in the back it does not work. I know this is not a drivers thing as I remember installing those, and the mouse did work perfectly for a day before the problem started. The red light at the back of the mouse will be on (and the red laser pointer at the bottom) but moving the mouse will not move the cursor, and when I try to change the sensitivity of the mouse using the button behind the wheel, this will not work. Occasionally my keyboard will stop working as well (it is a generic keyboard I received from Dell upon purchasing the computer). The lights will come on indicating Caps Lock etc but typing will produce nothing. Plugging it in using the front USB ports has a similar result. It will instantly cause both of the ports to stop working, (one being my wireless adapter, the other the mouse).
I have another mouse (again something that came with the computer) but the left click on this mouse is almost broken. However, it does not cause any of these problems when plugged in at the back (I have not tried around the front).
I am completely useless with hardware and computer components (so please don't ask me to take it apart !) but I am guessing that this is a fault of the mouse. I am also averse to buying a new one as the will mean the £20 i spent will be down the drain and the new one may just cause a similar problem.
Can someone diagnose this problem and suggest a fix, or (if there isn't one) recommend an inexpensive mouse that is good to use but will not cause this problem.
Thanks for reading this
Edited by coolyellow42, 22 December 2013 - 03:27 PM.