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Windows 7: Left Mouse Button - Stops working from time to time.

18 Feb 2013   #1
OphionLuteus

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Left Mouse Button - Stops working from time to time.

Hello everyone,

For the second time within the past two weeks I've had quite an annoying problem regarding my left mouse button on my synaptics pointing device, all of a sudden the left mouse button will stop working. The right mouse button and the rest of the touchpad will work apart from being able to click the LMB function. I've had this happen once before quite a few months ago but thought nothing of it at the time. This occurs for around half a minute to sometimes a minute before returning to normal and being able to use the LMB. I am using a Lenovo Z580 if that is any help to anyone.

I have tried searching around the internet for any information regarding this problem but I have not been able to find any solution or information connected to my issue.

Thank you in advance!


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18 Feb 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello LO mate when you click the button do you hear an audible click from inside the mouse it could be something as simple as a stuck micro switch.

Also if it is a wired one check the USB contacts too - in the plug and socket. You can clean them gently with a strip (about 5 mm with the corners rounded off) of old credit card with some lint free cloth around the end of it moistened very lightly with some alcohol

By the way just how old is the mouse?
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19 Feb 2013   #3
OphionLuteus

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I don't recall hearing anything, but if it happens to be a stuck micro switch then how do I go about resolving that issue?

and the touchpad is around 8 months old

Thank you for your reply!
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19 Feb 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OphionLuteus View Post
I don't recall hearing anything, but if it happens to be a stuck micro switch then how do I go about resolving that issue?

and the touchpad is around 8 months old

Thank you for your reply!
Hum sorry late reply - well if you put your ear close to the left click button you should hear a definite click-click as the switch is activated and then returns to its off position when you release pressure on it. It is essentially a on/off toggle type switch much the same as the keyboard keys.

Now the only thing you can do about getting it unstuck is to de-construct the mouse find the switch and see if you can free it up. That may be quite easy unless the return spring mechanism inside is broken, the button stuck firmly down or the two electronic contacts surfaces inside the switch are contaminated or just plain worn out. ?No coffee spills or little grubby fingers mucking around with it?

See my pics one is one of my Gigabyte mice that went south on me and I had to have a look


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