Insanely easy cure for Trackball wandering cursor
by lodave - 12/21/09 2:05 AM
In Reply to: Hi by ianstewart
Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan
Early today the cursor got a mind of its own, wandering across, up, down, diagonally, at random. "Malware!" I think. After hours of efforts to find the cause and cure, running scans, even using ERDNT to restore system to yesterday, nothing worked. After reading this thread, esp. the part about mousepad colors, an inspiration (this takes a logic leap: check the trackball itself [DOH!]. Popped it out and found a tiny thin piece of Kleenex covering most of the laser window! Blew it out, then cleaned the window carefully, and voila! The cursor is back to normal!
This is just to remind everyone how easy it is to overlook the most obvious things. Do the simplest fix first. Don't overlook routine cleanliness.
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