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By hortonpj ·
Friends PS2 mouse suddenly went erratic and then stopped working on his system (P111 550,256 ram, WinXP,32meg TNT2). I ran latest Nortons' virus check and other utilities-no faults detected. I tried a USB mouse it worked but the keyboard failed. I then tried a seriel mouse. Both it and the keyboard worked fine worked and has been working fine for the last two weeks. Any ideas? It's a Mystery to me!!

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by Help Desk Guru In reply to Mystery Mice

Strange but true, I've found that some PS2 mice have a mystery "static charge" buildup every now and then. To fix, you'll have to complete shut down, unplug the mouse, tap the plug on the desk a few times to clear the mystery "static charge", and reseat it. Boot back up. It should work normally.

We have it happen here quite often.. especially on PS2 mice.

*shrug* Go figure...

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by hortonpj In reply to Mystery Mice

Thankyou for your responce.It is amazing at times how static charge can affect components buy not this time.

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by Ann777 In reply to Mystery Mice

Have you tried another PS/2 mouse? Sometimes mice fail without any obvious reason.

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by hortonpj In reply to Mystery Mice

Thankyou for your responce.
Tried 2 other working PS2 mice - no mouse but PS2 keyboard worked.
Tried original PS2 mouse in other computers - no problems.

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by Jennifer.Gardner In reply to Mystery Mice

If you've had problems with both the mouse and keyboard ports, my first thought is that the motherboard may be starting to fail.

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by hortonpj In reply to Mystery Mice

Thanking you
After going through the process of elimination...it finally was the motherboard

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by byte1 In reply to Mystery Mice

You didn't say who the manufacturer of the mouse is. If it is more than a standard two button PS/2 mouse you might need to reload the device drivers for the mouse. I've had the same problem before and reloading the mouse drivers fixed it.

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by hortonpj In reply to Mystery Mice

Thankyou for your responce..........I tried removing, reloading and even using different drivers......but no go

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by AcidJazz In reply to Mystery Mice

Well, if its an old mouse or a cheap-o mouse then it may just be bust. Check the cable cos that if its damaged it could be the cause. The port could be bust but usally you need to open the mouse, and clean it out, mouse ball and all. All sorts of stuff gets stuck in there....

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by hortonpj In reply to Mystery Mice

Thankyou for your responce.
Tried 2 other working PS2 mice - no mouse but PS2 keyboard worked.
Tried original PS2 mouse in other computers - no problems.

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