Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




13451 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2275

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 25564 25-Aug-2008 17:58
Send private message

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.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59413 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10624

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 159652 25-Aug-2008 18:10
Send private message

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.






13451 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2275

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 159653 25-Aug-2008 18:14
Send private message

Thanks Mauricio, that did the trick :) It's pretty obvious when you think about it!




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
59413 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10624

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 159654 25-Aug-2008 18:16
Send private message

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...






13451 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2275

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 159656 25-Aug-2008 18:18
Send private message

A really slow PC running all sorts of guff could've been the problem, but nope, it was dust :)




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.