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Unusual mouse problem

post #1 of 7
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I call it "unusual" because Google gives me no hits about it.

First off, my mouse is very old. It has been with me for about 6 years now, so telling me to replace it is completely fine. I actually want to clear this issue to make sure it's not my motherboard or any other component messing up with the tracking.

As the right-click button is now starting to die, I've also noticed an unrelated (or, perhaps, related?) problem with the tracking: If I move the mouse somewhere and stop moving it, the pointer will actually move the opposite direction I initally moved it in. So if I did a left-to-right movement and stopped, it would slightly move right-to-left and stop.
In addition, sometimes this effect will become so noticeable that it looks as if the pointer was actually avoiding certain areas of the screen: If I try scroll through a menu, the pointer would actually attempt to move OUTSIDE of such menu. Same with buttons and other games that require point and clicking: physically moving the mouse in a direction where an action button would be will result in it moving the pointer to the completely opposite direction, this doesn't seem to hold true if I physically move the mouse anywhere but where the action button is, but will slightly move against the direction I traced a second ago if I stop moving it.

Mouse issue? Motherboard/other component issue?
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post #2 of 7

I've never heard of this nor have I experienced it for myself, but I suspect one of two things concerning the tracking:

 

The laser lens needs to be cleaned

 

You might have some kind of a weird virus/malware thing (because of the fact that it seems the cursor deliberately avoids certain things at times).

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
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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post #3 of 7
Just borrow a mice for someone to see if you get the same problem.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
The laser is clean. I clean it at least twice a day because I have very sweaty palms, and it's a problem.

I tried different wired mice and 2 wireless ones, they all work well. Which most likely means my mouse is dying of age.
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Thermaltake Frio Advanced Cooler Master Sickleflow 120 Windows 10 64-Bit SONY KDL40-W605B 
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post #5 of 7

Aw. That's kind of sad. I guess it's time to give your mouse a proper burial.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
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 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
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 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by leonmorland0 View Post

The laser is clean. I clean it at least twice a day because I have very sweaty palms, and it's a problem.

I tried different wired mice and 2 wireless ones, they all work well. Which most likely means my mouse is dying of age.

Well, 6 years is well beyond the life expectancy of a computer mouse. If you really liked it I guess you could just buy the same one once more, presuming it is available.

Which mouse is it by the way?
post #7 of 7
I have this problem as well, but only when point and dragging, like point and drag camera in World of Warcraft. Suddenly the camera would go in the opposite direction, and it would happen quite frequently aswell. I have the Razer DeathAdder 2013. Might have to do with drivers not working very well with Windows 8.
     
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Asus Maximus VI Hero 5870 temporarily Patriot Viper 3 16 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorAudio
Samsung 840 EVO Custom Watercooling Qnix 1440p Asus Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 d0 Asus P6X58D Premium XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 OCZ Platinum 6GB12800CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25 80GB SSD Gen2 ASUS 6x Blu-ray write Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung P2450H 24" 
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Logitech G110 Corsair HX 850W Fractal Design Define R3 Razer DeathAdder 
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SteelSeries standard clothie thing 
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