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Author: Subject: Older PC experts--replacing a ball mouse
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[*] Post 468275 posted on 25-12-2012 at 15:46 Reply With Quote
Older PC experts--replacing a ball mouse

I am using a PC with an old-fashioned two-button ball mouse, and it has been wearing out, I think. When I move the mouse to the left, it often does not move the cursor. The other directions work OK.

I'm guessing I have another mouse in my hardware drawers. Can I unplug the old one, and plug in the replacement, "on the fly" (without powering down and rebooting)? Do I remember correctly that the old two-button ball mice all use the same driver, and you only need a different driver for fancier mice (wheel mice, optical mice, etc.)?
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[*] Post 468276 posted on 25-12-2012 at 15:54 Reply With Quote

LOL - just try it and get back to us if it doesn't work. :D:D:D
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[*] Post 468279 posted on 25-12-2012 at 16:00 Reply With Quote

Have you tried taking apart the mouse, and cleaning the ball?
Otherwise, do what Mary says, try and see:D
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