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USB mouse problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tripwire45, May 25, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    I've been using an HP usb mouse with my laptop for a few years now and it's behaved flawlessly...up until this morning. It suddenly stopped responding and I got a balloon message from the systray (Windows XP Pro SP2) saying that my USB device is not recognized. I was advised to unplug it and plug it back in. If that didn't solve the problem, I was advised to replace the device.

    Ok, so I figure that my mouse has gone toes up...but the problem in intermittent. It works fine for minutes or hours and then decides to act up again. Might be that the contacts are dirty or there are some broken leads in the cord. Anyone else come across this problem?
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    Throw it away Trip and go buy a new one.
     
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  3. noelg24

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    ok for a second there I was gonna ask the most stupid question ever...DOES IT TAKE BATTERIES? but i guess you saying its USB clears that one up...like Mitz says get a new one mate...there's nothing you can do your little mouse now its time has come to go to computer heaven...bless...
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    Dear friends.

    Today we gather to support our friend Trip as he unplugs his mouse for the last time. He was a good and faithfull mouse. He gave Trip lots of loveable clicks over the years. Sadly though, the mouse clicker has finally worn out and he can go on no more. Trip will miss you Mouse and you will not easily be replace. It is with loving care that trip wraps your cord around your body and throws you in the trash.

    May we have a moment of silence please...

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Rest in Peace, old friend.

    [​IMG]

    :blink
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    OMG, I'm choking here - the tears are RUNNING down my leg !!!! :cry::cry::cry:



    WAAAAAH !!!!!!!! :(
     
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  7. Mitzs
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  8. tripwire45
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    ROTFLMAO@Mitzs!!! :lolbang
     
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  9. theMightyK

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    We all know you loved your mouse, Trip. But, y'know, they come without balls and tails now. MUCH neater. :twisted:
     
  10. Jakamoko
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    Hmmm, the solemn atmosphere of mourning and fond remembrances didn't last too long then :biggrin
     
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  11. AJ

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    I'm sorry too here of you loss Trip please accept my sympathy.

    Now please tell, when's the wake :alc
     
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  12. Jakamoko
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    With you there, AJ :alc :beers2:biggrin
     
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  13. mrobinson52

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    Hey Trip, I got a cute litte optical notebook mouse from Logitech

    Of course it is cheaper at Amazon

    For our British friends, the link would be Amazon.co.uk

    :biggrin

    I am assuming you tried updating the driver before you burried the mouse? 8)
     
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  14. Mitzs
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    Mother, please do not insult the man. He a ture blue tech of course he would have thought of that. I hope. :twisted:
     
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  15. Jakamoko
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    <cough> CRAP <cough> It was a cunningly contrived plan by Trip to get the Lads out for beer !!! :biggrin
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    Damn! Found out so soon. Just don't tell the missus, Gav. There's a few pints of "lemonade" with your name on it, lad. :biggrin
     
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    and what about the rest of us Trip? :dry:
     
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  18. tripwire45
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    I meant that even though Gav busted my little ruse, he could come along with the rest of us. :beers2
     
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  19. noelg24

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    ah right..sweet no problem then...
     
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