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Shintsu

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#1 10 years ago

I have a Logitech MX518 and this mouse for whatever reason lately has decided it likes disconnecting and reconnecting and sometimes looping this process for several seconds. I don't understand what the problem is as I have done nothing different and it's in the same USB port it has always been in that works fine. If I look at the bottom of the mouse the light goes off and then comes on after each reconnect and continues to do it sometimes as long as 15-20 seconds. It's done it a few times while playing games and obviously caused much grief. Is this a hardware issue or software? I just don't know why it does this, some days it doesn't even do it once.




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#2 10 years ago

If you installed some drivers for your mouse, try reinstalling them. If that doesn`t help, see if you can find newer version and update them. Have you tried using another USB port? Maybe some wire got loosed inside the mouse. If you can get your hands on another computer, try your mouse there. I hope your warranty hasn`t expired yet.




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#3 10 years ago

I'll try the new software, I think I have the old version of SetPoint. No worries if the mouse isn't fully functional, if it keeps it up I'll just buy a new mouse (Slippery surface on this one is annoying and gets dirty easy).




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#4 10 years ago

I have the same mouse and have not installed the software as it is not compatible with Windows 2000, regardless the mouse still works fine. This sounds more like a hardware problem, it maybe possible that the wire internally may be split or damaged and the mouse is reconnecting/disconnecting as the wires lose or regain contact with each other. Inspect the cable for any damage. Try a new USB port and see if that fixes the issue.




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#5 10 years ago

I switched the USB port, this mouse is constantly doing it now. It just had a full minute long spell of it connecting and disconnecting. Let me take the time here to advise anyone about Logitech mice - DON'T BUY ONE. Nice and comfortable but this is the second one I've had that has been junk. I'm going to need a new mouse now and it's sure as hell not going to be a Logitech.




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#6 10 years ago

Strange. :Puzzled: My current mouse is Logitech and it works fine. I never heard any complains from Logitech users. I guess you had a missfortune of getting a bad specimen twice in the row. :clueless: Are you 100% sure it`s the mouse and not your computer that`s the real troublemaker here?




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#7 10 years ago

This is a nearly new PC, it's not the problem. My mobo is an EVGA 750i FTW that's only a few months old. Nothing on my PC stops working - just the mouse and only sometimes. I've used it fine all morning and it hasn't done a thing. Other times it'll do it a bunch all in a short time period.




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#8 10 years ago

Before you spend your money on a new mouse, borrow an USB mouse from a friend (if you can) and see how that one behaves on your computer. Also, try your mouse on some other computer to see how it works there.




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#9 10 years ago

it could be a short in the mouse on the usb cable. Random events like that happen all the time with computer hardware. One day it works fine, the next day, poof. Dead.


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#10 10 years ago

Uninstall the drivers on the mouse if you installed the software. After a while I started getting problems out of nowhere with my mx518. Then I uninstalled the drivers and everything was working like new.