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Old 08-02-2005, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wireless USB mouse suddenly went dead. One minute is was working, next it wouldn't respond. The device manager lists it as "unknown device" and when I reconnect it I get a message saying that the an unrecognized USB device was found. I have rebooted, reconnected the device, reinstalled it from the control panel and nothing has helped. To make matters worse, I have found that my XP installation disk is damaged. Microsoft support here (I'm in the UK right now) is closed and I have work that I need to do still tonight.

Please help, I'm desperate!
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to the manufacturer website and download the newest drivers.
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, all those details are at home in NY.
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE AN IDEA!!

BUY A NEW MOUSE! (I know, I'm a genious)
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The problem being that I need the mouse tonight. But I've dug up an old PS2 mouse with a half dead trackball that should last me until Bill Gates wakes up.
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE AN IDEA!!

BUY A NEW MOUSE! (I know, I'm a genious)
right. they're only 5 bucks.
you probably have a short in the cord
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, is the led on the bottom of the mouse lighting up? You may have shorted out the chips inside somehow (i dont know how) i got bored and shorted out the chips inside the mouse with themselves and it was cool, made the mouse spazz out and stuff, but then it never worked after that
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happens all the time and like it was stated above you can get a new mouse for $5 these days.
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i know this is a bot odd a question but is your mouse made by Chic?
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Its not worth wasting your time troubleshooting a mouse. Buying a new one is your best bet.
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