Mouse Issues

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Intimidator88, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Intimidator88

    Intimidator88 GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 7, 2008
    United States
    Ok so my gaming mouse which is a Cm Storm Xornet has for the past few weeks just stopped working at times,it will go a few days of not working at all and then 1 day ill plug it in and ill hear the driver being installed and it will work again but then a few days later it will do it will repeat the same thing.

    Ive tried downloading a updated firmware,unplugging and replugging,restarting the pc with it plugged in,with it unplugged,removing the driver and re installing but it always does the same thing again.When i first got it which was only late last year it worked just fine but as of recently it has been doing this. Is the mouse just going bad and i need another or can this 1 be fixed for good? Btw i have another regular mouse that does work everytime i plug it in so more then likey is not the pc itself.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    "When I first got it which was only late last year it worked just fine"

    If it is a proper gaming mouse, though realistically any device will probably apply here, it is still under warranty. I do not know the particulars if you have drop certain words (around here if you say sale of goods act when they are umming and arring it is like a magic word) but less than a year is definitely cause to take it back.

    If that really is not possible it sounds like a classic case of dodgy wire, switch or connection somewhere. Before going too far there when it is in a "broken" state does it work in another machine- there is still the possibility your USB ports/controllers are unable to kick out enough power but that is less common for a mouse, even a "gaming" one.
    The trick comes in figuring out what it is, fixing it once you have that, assuming it is not the mouse's controller chip, is a matter of replacing the part in question or resoldering it if that is what has caused the failure.