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Microsoft Sidewinder X5 mouse tracking problem?

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I've had my Microsoft Sidewinder x5 mouse for half a year, or maybe a year. Bought it off Ebay and since probably a month ago it randomly has spurts where the curser just jiggles in the same spot no matter which way I move the mouse. Could this possibly be a mouse pad issue or a mouse issue itself. (The mouse pad is black with a dark sort of green in the middle with a logo)
Edited by Orzornn - 3/22/11 at 4:28pm
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Try on different surfaces, try in different computers, if those don't then I'm guessing it's FUBAR.
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I had a similar problem a while ago with my X5 and it was that dust and junk had accumulated in the sensor area. Give that area a good cleanout.
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