My mouse seems to move on its own

Question

my mouse seems to move on its own or when i am moving the pointer over something i want to click on it slide across the sreen in a different direction i thought it was the mouse so i brought a new one . i also had this problem before and replaced the hard drive and all was fine for a long time seems like the mouse has a mind os its own mabey its a bug or something? It also likes to jump around sometimes

Answer

This question was answered on May 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If your cursor not go where you want as you move your computer's mouse? It could be lint or dirt from your mouse pad clogging rollers inside your mouse

Turn your mouse over and find the cover that holds the mouse's rubber ball in place Words or arrows should show the direction that you can slide or twist the cover to remove it Take this action using two fingers.Keep your fingers in place on the cover and turn the mouse until gravity lets the ball and cover fall into your hand Wipe or blow away any specs of lint as you inspect the cover and ball You may use the cover as a stand to set the ball down so it doesn't roll away.Return your attention to the underside of the mouse and notice the three rollers spaced equally apart inside Use your finger nail to remove the lint build up on the center of each rollerScrape in a side-to-side motion across the build-up while slowly turning the roller until all lint is removed Repeat for all three rollers

Two of the rollers are held in place solidly while the third pushes back on a spring This will be the hardest one to scrape, but it will come clean with persistance.The last thing you need to do is put the mouse back together

Shake out any loose lint clumps that may have fallen inside Wipe off any lint from the ball and put it back in place Then just return the plastic cover If these doesn't work you can buy distilled water or any type cleaning solution.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 20, 2003