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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.

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

 

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en

 

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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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.

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:24 AM

make and model of mouse?






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