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#25564 25-Aug-2008 17:58
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I'm noticing that i'm losing precision with my mouse. When I move it the cursor doesn't always follow, the mouse jumps around a bit. It's not CPU related, I have a dual core machine and 2GB ram.

The mouse is a Logitech Laser Mouse (says model BZ105A on the bottom) and it's on a 3M precision mousing surface, both are probably two years old. The 3M surface is more smooth in the center, but still has texture. I use a fresh install of XP32. I need precision as I work in photoshop a lot.

Any ideas what's up? Do I need a new mousing surface, or a new mouse?

Edit - a reboot didn't help, but giving the sensor a good blow and a bit of a rub has helped a bit.

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  #159652 25-Aug-2008 18:10
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If it's an optical or laser mouse simply blow into the optical mechanism - probably dust accumulated there. It happens with my mouse every six or so months.




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  #159653 25-Aug-2008 18:14
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Thanks Mauricio, that did the trick :) It's pretty obvious when you think about it!

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#159654 25-Aug-2008 18:16
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And there you talking about having a dual core PC, wioth 2 GB RAM, fresh install of Windows XP, when evertyhing stopped working because of... dust.

Keep this in mind when you need it again in six months...




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  #159656 25-Aug-2008 18:18
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A really slow PC running all sorts of guff could've been the problem, but nope, it was dust :)

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