Originally Posted by un-nefer;13336688
But on mine, the skid pad was missaligned and so a small section of the skid pad was overhanging the hole for the sensor - I suspect that is why it was automatically moving in one direction all the time.
I removed the skid pad (use a thin knife/blade) and then stuck it back on again, making sure it was aligned properly so that no part of the skid pad covered the hole for the sensor.
Now the cursor/pointer stays dead still wherever I leave it - and is working great with my SteelSeries QCK+ mouse surface
Sorry to quote myself, but I have a quick update on my earlier problem and the fix I posted.
The reallignment of the "skid pad" fixed the problem of the cursor not tracking properly and moving automatically at times, but after about a week the problem reoccurred.
I took a look at it again and noticed the "skid plate" had shifted slightly and there was also bits of dust/lint/hair caught in the lip of the "skid plate".
In the end, I found the best thing was to remove the "skid plate" from around the sensor opening and just leave it off completely. I then used cotton tip and a little soapy water and removed the sticky/tacky gunk left over after removing the "skid plate" and now my rat works perfectly
So if you have similar problems, just remove the "skid plate" completely and you're good to go. Since doing that it's worked great.
I also want to mention that this mouse is VERY sensitive to surface vibration. If you have your printer on your computer desk surface and it vibrates enough (like when it starts to print) or even your PC case near your mousepad and it vibrates (like during CD/DVD rom spin up, HDD spinning, etc) then that too can cause your mouse to track incorrectly and it can also cause the pointer to move automatically.
So try and isolate all vibrations so that your PC desk surface is vibration free, and you will definitely notice how much better the mouse tracks.
I just wanted to share that