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Old October 4th, 2008, 02:30 AM
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for the last few days my mouse won't go where I point it to go or it will move in a highly eratic fashion

how do I fix that and why do they call it a mouse anyway ?
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Old October 4th, 2008, 02:51 AM
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for the last few days my mouse won't go where I point it to go or it will move in a highly erratic fashion

how do I fix that and why do they call it a mouse anyway ?
If it is a roller ball type mouse remove the ball and clean the spindles on the inside of the mouse.

I have a laser mouse and sometimes it misbehaves but a couple of good bashes on the mouse pad removes the rubbish from inside the mouse and it works fine from there on.

I have had this cheap mouse for 4 years and it is still going.
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why do they call it a mouse anyway ?
Well, if you look at the profile, it sort of looks like a mouse, and with that cable that sort of looks like a tail......
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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:55 AM
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Old October 4th, 2008, 09:13 AM
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Venice--Mine would not work right so I went bought me a new. No problem now.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 12:29 PM
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Ray..this is a new one...I gave it a hard slam on my desk and it works fine now (Kat..refrain from comment, remember this is a family thread) ::
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I can't help myself. This is a memo from IBM on the replacement of Mouse balls. I hope it helps. I got these instructions from snopes http://www.snopes.com/humor/business/mouse.asp
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If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Mouse balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement Units). Becuase of the delicate nature of this precedure, replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel.

Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending upon the manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop off method. Domestic balls are replaced by using the twist off method. Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive handling can results in sudden discharge. Upon completion of ball replacment, the mouse may be used immediately.

It is recommended that each person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction. Any customer missing this balls should contact the local personnel in charge of removing and replacing these necessary items.

Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.
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Kat.....Kat......Kat you just could not leave it alone..next CQ will pipe in
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Back in 1998, I let my cat have my old mouse since she liked to bite cords. It was so funny to watch her play with it.
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at least the thread title wasn't mouse balls....though it should have been
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It isn't her fault that Kat has very dirty mouse balls.
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Yep, I'm in the computer business and recommend that you clean your mouse balls. If that doesn't work, then you might have to replace your mouse balls per the instructions above. Nothing more disgusting than dirty mouse balls.

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thank you beenie!
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It's hubby's mouse.
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C'mon Kat who really owns the mouse balls in your household?
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I am working spay neuter clinic on Monday, we will have plenty of spare balls then............
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You guys are crazy! Mouse balls! Dirty mouse balls. I'd rather play with clean balls!

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C'mon Kat who really owns the mouse balls in your household?
You are right I like to carry my hubby's mouse balls in my purse.
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Mean Dean..I just wanted my mouse to go in the direction that I pointed it at......I am shocked that Kat misconstrued my mission ::
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Mean Dean..I just wanted my mouse to go in the direction that I pointed it at......I am shocked that Kat misconstrued my mission ::
You did bait her into it.

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My mouse hasn't had balls in years. I will admit that there were times in the past where I licked my mouse's ball to clean it. It was late at night and it was an emergency. It really was.

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This thread has kept me laughing all week-end. Beanie started it with her post!!
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