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Windows 7: Can LED mouse shut down depending on the surface reflective texture ?

24 Feb 2015   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can LED mouse shut down depending on the surface reflective texture ?

I have a worn area on my wood desk where the Logitech mouse sits.
I can use the mouse for months and then the mouse starts having weird issues.
It will start acting jerky - halts, catches up
Then it will turn off it's LED light.

The fix is to unplug the mouse and plug back in.

So after putting up with that I moved the mouse to another spot, works fine.
Then put mouse back to original position, it shuts down again.

So then I took a razor blade and scraped the worn shiny wood desk spot where the mouse sits and it again works fine for months, TILL that spot smooths over again shiny.

I do not use a mouse pad, ans I suppose the area gets 'skin greased' from my hand over the months of use.

I have been experiencing this problem for maybe 3 years.


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24 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well you have already answered your question.

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Can LED mouse shut down depending on the surface reflective texture ?
Some mice are sensitive to different surfaces. The newer quality mice pretty much work on almost every surface. What ever the surface is it's always best to keep that surface clean.

Exactly what mouse are you referring to.

It would be very helpful if you did this tutorial by Brink so we would have some idea of your system specs.

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24 Feb 2015   #3
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Logitech USB wheel mouse is what windows 7 calls it.

Been working perfectly since I cleaned up the desk a little.
I admit the mouse is worn but as long as it keeps working, why get another?

Mouse has a clear red plastic base where you see the LED and white top.


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24 Feb 2015   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

model number should be on bottom of the mouse.
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24 Feb 2015   #5
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

model is
M/N M-BJ58
P/N 830524
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24 Feb 2015   #6
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

looks to a pretty basic mouse. i have a thin piece of plastic about 8" x 8" that i use at home on my desk for the mouse durable and very smooth.
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24 Feb 2015   #7
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The mouse has lost its 3 slick pads, but that was a long time ago.
Wonder if since it is a tiny bit closer to the surface if that would affect it.
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24 Feb 2015   #8
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

well you could always replace the mouse they are not that much. could even replace the pads with something like this. Eels Mouse Glide Tape
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25 Feb 2015   #9
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
well you could always replace the mouse they are not that much. could even replace the pads with something like this. Eels Mouse Glide Tape
Interesting you can buy such stuff. But for that cost, a new mouse is better idea.
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25 Feb 2015   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Can LED mouse shut down depending on the surface reflective texture ?

Yes!

I experienced this in a hotel one night. I was using the laptop mouse on the room desk and I of course thought it broke in transit. Started fiddling with it and was almost ready to take it apart when I randomly tried it on top of a newspaper. Works perfectly. Back on the shiny desk: 'broken' again.

Cheaper optical mice have a laser that can read up to 600 dpi (dots per inch). Mainstream mice up to 800 dpi. High performance mice have dpi at 1000 and 1200. The higher the dpi the more accurate the mouse can track on a surface, picking up even minor changes in texture. The cheaper mice cannot track well on shiny surfaces because they can't read the movement accurately.

So either buy an expensive high dpi mouse, or buy a mouse pad, or work on top of a sheet of printer paper!
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