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February 7, 2020 at 5:39 am #22731AnonymousFUNK: 140Rank: Humble Squirrel Monkey
Hi, For a couple of years, I’ve had a small generic wireless mouse with a nano receiver. It worked just fine until two events happened that made it not work (I don’t know which of them, but probably the first one):
- The mouse was dropped from about 80 centimeters above the floor;
- My dog ate the receiver and had it on its mouth for a couple of minutes, before I had caught up to what he was doing and made him drop it.
Now, I know that my mouse is probably dead and I shouldn’t bother to try to fix it and just buy a new one, but I can’t be bothered and just don’t really want to spend all of my money in a mouse, as I don’t have a very high income.
The point is I want to fix it, but when I opened both of them up, I noticed two things:
- The mouse was fine with no apparent cracks on the board;
- The receiver was again fine and didn’t have any cracks as well.
So, at this point the mouse lights up when I put batteries in it, and when I move it, the optical sensor LED contraption lights up according to my movement (if slow, not a lot of light; if fast, lots of light) like it normally does. The computer recognizes it as a HID compliant mouse when the receiver is inserted, but whenever I move it, the cursor doesn’t move at all.
Yes, I’ve tried to plug it into other devices, but it didn’t work as well. All other devices that plug into my computer work, so it’s not the USB port or even a driver issue, as it didn’t work even after having reset my PC (I had reset it for other reasons).
I’ve also changed batteries, but that didn’t do anything.
So, to summarize: The mouse looks like it works, and the receiver looks like it works too, but NO CURSOR MOVEMENT. Basically, I’ll either have to buy a new mouse or review my other options.
Alright, suggest some ideas below and I’ll read them.February 7, 2020 at 5:48 am #22732Mod3435ParticipantFUNK: 4,853Rank: Enlightened Bonobo
Throw it out the window then sit down and eat a cookie, it won’t solve the problem but at least you get a cookie.February 7, 2020 at 5:50 am #22733AnonymousFUNK: 140Rank: Humble Squirrel Monkey
Yep, probably going to do thatFebruary 7, 2020 at 2:03 pm #22772Tjeff148ParticipantFUNK: 28,167Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
I use a trackpad so idk lolFebruary 7, 2020 at 2:12 pm #22780hidazipParticipantFUNK: 8,557Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
If it’s a logitech mouse you bought within the last 3 years, you will probably get a free replacement(don’t tell them about the dropping and dog).
If not, I have no clue how to fix it, but there could be a faulty wire somewhere in the mouse or the receiver.February 8, 2020 at 9:25 am #22854AnonymousFUNK: 140Rank: Humble Squirrel Monkey
Bad news: It’s not, It’s from a generic mouse brand and the warranty already expired like months ago. Maybe you’re right and there is a faulty wire though, I might need to break out the testing equipment
And all of that effort for? Being able to use a mouse I probably broke, again.
😤February 15, 2020 at 12:27 am #23616Rij11ParticipantFUNK: 14,754Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
HOW TO FIX!!!
1. Watch SAMTIME’s ‘How to print money video’
2. Eat a cookie
3. Chuck out old mouse
4. Now you have got money thanks to Sam go buy a new mouse!
And its simple!February 15, 2020 at 7:46 am #23709AnonymousFUNK: 140Rank: Humble Squirrel Monkey
Why didn’t I think of this before!?
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