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USB mouse randomly stops working

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#1 MikeChoo


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:23 PM

I have a Lenovo x130 with 3 USB ports on it. My USB mouse will work but inconsistently. I swapped with another and had the same issue after some time. Touchpad works fine. Also, all 3 ports will recognize my flash drive. Anyways I went into device manager and devices and printers and found no conflicts. Went ahead and checked for driver updates. Check bios to confirm USB ports were on. I would venture to say this May be a chipset/USB driver issue? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:07 PM

I had a similar problem....I use Firefox, and found that one of the add ons wasn't playing nice with the others....i disabled all of them and reintroduced them one at a time. The 'Logitech smooth scrolling" was the culprit in my case.

If this had not worked, I would have reset the browser.








This will at least eliminate the possibility.

Watch your 'hard drive light'....is there hard drive activity occurring when the mouse stops moving?   this would indicate some service/process working somewhere that is taking the focus away from your mouse.


Hope this helps.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:18 AM

I would go into Device Manager...uninstall the mouse drivers...reboot the system.


Damaged drivers are not necessarily reflected when looking at Device Manager.



#4 Roodo


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:24 AM

make and model of mouse?

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