My cursor is acting weird

A lengthy time earlier I functioned helpdesk for a biggish PR firm that did many work-related for tech companies. The CEO was a guy who was incredibly dismissive of us and also frequently simply wanted us to "make it work" - favor many, right?

Anymethod I obtained a speak to from his assistant that his computer mouse cursor was acting weird and could I go in and resolve it - but to be discreet as he was in an essential meeting via a client.

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I popped on over to watch if I can quickly fix the worry discreetly and slipped into his office. I briefly and also quietly asked what was wrong and also he provided me a vague "the cursor goes everywhere the place".

I sat at the desk to view the mouse, the mouse that was pointing backwards (wired mouse - wire coming towards the seat edge of the desk.) I reversed the computer mouse, checked it relocated appropraitly, said "All collection now" and also discretely left.

And to think these civilization were responsible for shipping out all that PR for all those tech providers.


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3 years ago
Coming up following, upside dvery own key-board.


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"Browsing vivaworldcup.info: your taxes dollars at work."3 years ago

I had actually one go all erratic on me at residence, and ironically, what with it being a computer mouse and also all, the trouble was a cat hair captured in the optics underneath.

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3 years ago

This supplied to happen much also frequently in my family as soon as round mice were the norm. Had to clean off the cat hair frequently.


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3 years ago

Yeah, optical, specifically the cheapies, can obtain really thrown off when a little bit of crap gets in the sensor hole. And for some factor, fifty percent my users still firmly insist on using old worn out fabric-y mouse pads.


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3 years ago
I had my existing mouse go erratic at me. It worked fine for a year or 2, yet at some point it went crazy. The speeds were unexpectedly everywhere the location, relocate the computer mouse the very same distance at the very same rate ago and forth a few times and eexceptionally time the reminder was at a different position. And periodically it just suddenly went dvery own or up without any type of factor.

That was a complicated one...it's one of those intricate gaming mice (was a present) that has RGB LEDs almost everywhere it. They were set to red as default. The optical sensor likewise used a red light. After turning off the intricate LEDs the point unexpectedly operated perfectly fine.


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3 years ago

For me, it was that the wires inside were bare and also frayed (I suspect I had pulled on the cord, or it got pulled throughout a move, or maybe it was simply that cheaply made), so that as I moved the mouse, occasionally wires would certainly make contact and send random signals to the PC.

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To provide you an concept of how lengthy earlier this was: I found this when I tried the traditional solve of rerelocating the sphere and also cleaning the gunk off the rollers. With the round out of the way, I can check out much sufficient right into the guts to watch the bare wires at the point they gotten in the chassis from the outside.


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What do you suppose, livestock prods aren't default equipment for IT?3 years ago

How did the cable NOT bother him enough to simply turn it around?


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3 years ago · edited 3 years ago

Perhaps he flourished up playing Dreamactors ;) http://www.mathpirate.net/GameSystems/SegaDreamcast/Images/SegaDreamcast_Controller_InHands.jpg


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Windows Shenanigans3 years ago

I've dealt with some intelligently tested customers but holy crap really?


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3 years ago

That's why they speak to it a mouse. Mousage tails don't go through their head!

(Thanks Engelbart and English)


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