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Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 25, 2012 08:41PM
i've used my Magic Mouse on a black mouse pad for the last two years. a few days ago it wouldn't track on the pad. i figured it was dirty. for a while MM tracked fine on my bare desk top. it's a painted over interior door so it's not exactly smooth. now it's not tracking well on the bare desk. i washed the black pad; MM won't track on it AT ALL.

what's going on? it wasn't gunky but i cleaned it anyway. used a q tip on the glass sensor. still acting funky and i can't figure out why. for now i'm using a sheet of glossy photo paper. it works but things just aren't smooth like they used to be. what else can i check?



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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 25, 2012 09:05PM
> for now i'm using a sheet of glossy photo paper

Switch to matte.
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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 25, 2012 09:24PM
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Chakravartin
> for now i'm using a sheet of glossy photo paper

Switch to matte.

just checked my paper graveyard and don't seem to have a sheet of matte.



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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 25, 2012 09:33PM
The only thing I can get my MM to track correctly on is a cloth covered mouse pad.



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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: November 25, 2012 09:34PM
Try cleaning the lenses with a q-tip or something!
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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 25, 2012 09:46PM
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M>B>
Try cleaning the lenses with a q-tip or something!

yep. tried that. and the mouse pad i have that had been working for two years wonderfully is cloth covered.



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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: November 25, 2012 09:55PM
Perhaps the batteries???

Have you checked with a corded mouse?



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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 25, 2012 10:19PM
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graylocks
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Chakravartin
> for now i'm using a sheet of glossy photo paper

Switch to matte.

just checked my paper graveyard and don't seem to have a sheet of matte.

Try the back of a hardcover book or a legal pad then.

Something that's not very reflective.
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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 25, 2012 11:38PM
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Chakravartin

Try the back of a hardcover book or a legal pad then.

Something that's not very reflective.

hmmm. the stiff back on a paper pad seems to work okay. for now. batteries are fresh, btw.



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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 26, 2012 10:51AM
If it returns, I'm with M>B>, try a corded mouse.

I've always had good control with the MM. Corded mice, now that's a different story. My corded ones will sometimes dance all over the place, probably some incipient logic board problem; hopefully not a problem you are experiencing. One Mac was under AppleCare and corded mice control was only regained after the main logic board was replaced.



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Re: Magic Mouse Loosing Track?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 26, 2012 05:29PM
It's been a long day, I read this as...

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