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post #1 of 13
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***Please read all of what I am saying, the issue I am having is really strange which is why i typed so much. I wanted to give full detail. Its driving me crazy. Saying that the mouse is defective doesn't count, lol. I dont think it is, because at times, it does work correctly, but there is definitely a problem occurring.



My steelseries ikari laser has been jumping like crazy lately. When i bought it, i first plugged it into my new samsung laptop using a dell mousepad and the cursor was jumping. At first, i thought there was something wrong with the laptops usb ports, but i plugged in a logitech mouse and that was not jumping what so ever. Then i plugged in a regular asus mouse that I had and that was jumping like the steelseries mouse. So, then i thought that it was the dell mousepad, that it does not work well with a laser mouse and the optical asus mouse. A week afterwards when i got back to my house from vacation, i used the mouse on my own desktop, with a regular cheap mousepad and the cursor was not jumping THAT much. I bought a steelseries qck mini mousepad because i thought it would make the cursor even smoother(the cheap mousepad was a bit sticky). So, when i received the qck, the cursor was fine, but one or two days after, the cursor started jumping again like it did with the laptop. That does not make any sense, steelseries said the qck mousepads are MEANT for laser mice. Also, something i find really strange is, whenever i turn my desktop on, the cursor does not begin to jump until 10-15 minutes after its booted up. I did everything from switching usb ports(I dont think i changed hubs though), to cleaning the laser with a q-tip, wiping it down with a tissue, wiping down the steelseries mousepad, etc. I just dont understand, why is the cursor jumping. I can still notice it hopping on that cheap mousepad, but VERY little, unlike the steel series qck pad.
(also, i tried another mousepad and the cursor was hopping on that as well. The only time it BARELY jumps is with the crappy mousepad i found lying in my room.)

Could someone please tell me what the heck is going on with the cursor jumping... it was not even like this until recently, which was yesterday or the day before. Oh, and one more thing i find extremely strange, once every 10 or so minutes, the cursor works perfectly for like a minute, but then it begins to jump again. Like right now, i have not noticed my cursor hopping that much, but it will start again soon. The cursor does little hops, but every once in a while, it does a big one and flies across my monitor. Oh and, I noticed that the cursor sometimes moves a little bit even when i am not touching the mouse. Anybody have an answer or a solution before i start thinking that there is a ghost in my room, lol.

I already looked at other threads and everyone said that its either the mousepad, or that the laser is dirty, which i dont think is the case here because i switched to a steelseries mousepad that they said was built for laser mice, and like i said, i wiped down both the laser mouse and the mousepad. I also used compressed air for the laser. Maybe I didn't clean it good enough? I really dont know.

(Btw, when i said the cursor was not jumping that much, well now it is.)
(ok, nvm, now its not anymore.)
(Now it is, what the hell, lol.)
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Dual Monitor Setup 21.5" & 24" Steelseries 6gv2 400W Steelseries Ikari Laser 
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Steelseries QcK Mini 
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Dual Monitor Setup 21.5" & 24" Steelseries 6gv2 400W Steelseries Ikari Laser 
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post #2 of 13
try reinstalling your mouse drivers
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Already tried that from device manager, and then replugged the mouse into the pc. The jumping still exists.
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MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
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Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK Mini 
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post #4 of 13
Download and install this. It's the driver software right from SteelSeries


http://cdn.steelseries.com/mice/SteelSeries_Ikari_Laser_Software_v1.0.zip
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post #5 of 13
Already downloaded that the first day i got the mouse. Just reinstalled it as well, but I can still see the cursor jumping.
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post #6 of 13
Laser mice tend to be "jumpy". This is the only reason I got rid of my G5. It would work fine for faster computers, but on slower computers, they are jumpy and unusable. Stick to optical.

Try closing every one of your programs except your game. Then try your mouse.
post #7 of 13
too much...

anyways, have you tried blowing air on the laser sensor? buddy's mouse did that and it turned out to be a really small amount of dust in there. give it a try.

if that doesn't work, look into freemove in the steelseries program.

that might be what you consider "cursor jumping"

what freemove is .
Freemove. Move the cursor wherever you want it to without being “smartly” corrected.
    
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post #8 of 13
Have you run a polling rate checker to see if those rates are reporting very erratically? I had a similar issue, ran dimr, and found my polling rate was jumping between 300 and 1600 (!) hz. If multiple mice are having the same kind of issue, that could be an issue with your ports.
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post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone, but i actually contacted steelseries support and they responded back within 5 minutes and the problem is fixed at the moment, but thanks anyways!
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MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Dual Monitor Setup 21.5" & 24" Steelseries 6gv2 400W Steelseries Ikari Laser 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK Mini 
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i5-650 @ 3.2ghz Nvidia 240GT 512mb 1TB Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Dual Monitor Setup 21.5" & 24" Steelseries 6gv2 400W Steelseries Ikari Laser 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK Mini 
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What was the solution?
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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