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#1 bcollin2

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 06:36 PM

My screen will bounce from top to bottom in such a way that I sometimes can't click on any part of the site. I belive I have narrowed the problem to the mouse. When I go to the settings in the control panel for the mouse the arrow that adjust the speed will move on its own without me touching anything. This bounce happens at random times and at random speeds. Do have a virus?

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:39 PM

Not nessasarily...

Have you tried swapping your mouse with a known good one?
Optical mice do not like some types of foil mouse pads. - (a thought - have seen that a couple of times)
Did anything change before the problem started? Did you load any new software?

Edited by rigel, 05 July 2007 - 08:40 PM.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:19 AM

Honestly, I don't remember when this problem started. At times I can get online and everything works fine, other times the bouncing is present for a whole session.
I did try system restore, to the point where I thought the problem started, it didn't help.
I have not tried another mouse. Is there a way to clean the optical mouse?

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:24 AM

"Clean your optical mouse occasionally with distilled rubbing alcohol and a paper towel." (I have never personally tried it.)
(The above comes from eHOW.com)

It really does sound like a bad mouse.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:47 PM

Have you tried reloading the mouse drivers?

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:07 PM

Sorry I havn't been back online for awhile. I cleaned the mouse, that didn't help. Will someone guide me through reloading the mouse drivers?

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:57 PM

Are you sure it isn't the display? How old is your display and does the problem occur after it has been on for a while - like it gets warm and then acts up? Do you hear anything from the display - high frequency sounds - while the problem is occuring?

If you place your mouse pointer to the center of the screen and take you hand away, does the monitor stablilize?

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 03:34 PM

The bouncing starts as soon as I open a web page. I don't have to be online it starts as soon as I click an icon. By display, do you mean monitor. My computer, monitor, and mouse are about 4 years old. It doesn't seem to matter if it is warm. There is no sound when it happens. It did stop when I placed the pointer in the center and moved my hand away, but it stops sometimes and then starts again later, even worse. Atl least, I was able to type this reply without a problem. At times it is a major feat to finish typing.

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 03:41 PM

Can you borrow a similar mouse from someone else?


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Posted 10 July 2007 - 04:40 PM

Hi bcollin2,

If you are using Firefox, follow the instructions in this MozillaZine Article; Window Shakes.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

aaaaaaaa a~Suzie Wagner

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 06:59 PM

Could be FireFox, or crappy graphics, if they're integrated, you'd be better off with a descent graphics card anyway. If you're using a graphics card and your computer has integrated, then try switching over to the integrated graphics...I've seen some pretty retarded things happen because of display settings, drivers, and hardware.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:15 PM

I finally got a new mouse. I believe problem solved, so far there is no bounce.
Thanks to all for your help.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:19 PM

Yeah, my friend has the same problem with his mouse, it's really a pain for gaming. . .You're aiming up and suddenly you're looking straight down. I always advise people to get decent mice nowadays because of things like that.

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