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Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 - erratic left click

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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 11:46:04 PM

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Hi.
My Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 USB is making trouble with the left mouse
button.
It's erratic and more often than not requires more then 1 press to "take"
the click and give respons.

I have tried to change around on the buttons, but have not succeded in any
change yet.
Anybody?


Win XP Pro
SP1
AMD 2500+ Barton
512MB PC2100
Asus A7N8X

Best regards
Tony K.

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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 11:46:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Well, unfortuneately I'm not writing with a solution, but to tell you you're
not alone.

Like you, I often have to click two times when only one click is needed, and
like you, it's fairly erratic. I've found that if I click and hold for a
second or two, the click will "take", but that should not be normal for any
mouse, especially a $40 one.

I've scoured the microsoft website looking for info regarding a return (I
know longer have the receipt and the 30-day store return policy has expired),
but to no avail . . . I can't even find a phone number!

HELP!!!



"Tony Kongsmark" wrote:

> Hi.
> My Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 USB is making trouble with the left mouse
> button.
> It's erratic and more often than not requires more then 1 press to "take"
> the click and give respons.
>
> I have tried to change around on the buttons, but have not succeded in any
> change yet.
> Anybody?
>
>
> Win XP Pro
> SP1
> AMD 2500+ Barton
> 512MB PC2100
> Asus A7N8X
>
> Best regards
> Tony K.
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 1, 2004 2:39:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Neither of you are alone, I had the same thing and unfortunately my
electronic engineer friend found in my case it was a faulty micro
switch (most likely caused by pounding on it while playing online
games) anyway the fix - replacement mouse, the new one works fine.

To diagnose if you have the same fault set up the mouse for left
handed use in it's setting i.e. swap over the left and right buttons.
If clicking with the right button works then the microswitch on the
left one is broken as mine was.

"kferro" <kferro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:06EC24EB-49A0-493C-B3D9-73E2EC3E29CD@microsoft.com...
> Well, unfortuneately I'm not writing with a solution, but to tell
> you you're
> not alone.
>
> Like you, I often have to click two times when only one click is
> needed, and
> like you, it's fairly erratic. I've found that if I click and hold
> for a
> second or two, the click will "take", but that should not be normal
> for any
> mouse, especially a $40 one.
>
> I've scoured the microsoft website looking for info regarding a
> return (I
> know longer have the receipt and the 30-day store return policy has
> expired),
> but to no avail . . . I can't even find a phone number!
>
> HELP!!!
>
>
>
> "Tony Kongsmark" wrote:
>
>> Hi.
>> My Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 USB is making trouble with the left
>> mouse
>> button.
>> It's erratic and more often than not requires more then 1 press to
>> "take"
>> the click and give respons.
>>
>> I have tried to change around on the buttons, but have not succeded
>> in any
>> change yet.
>> Anybody?
>>
>>
>> Win XP Pro
>> SP1
>> AMD 2500+ Barton
>> 512MB PC2100
>> Asus A7N8X
>>
>> Best regards
>> Tony K.
>>
>>
>>
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Anonymous
October 1, 2004 3:24:01 PM

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"I like toys and cake" <me@privacy.net> skrev i melding
news:1096580373.4420.0@nnrp-t71-02.news.clara.net...
> Neither of you are alone, I had the same thing and unfortunately my
> electronic engineer friend found in my case it was a faulty micro
> switch (most likely caused by pounding on it while playing online
> games) anyway the fix - replacement mouse, the new one works fine.
>
> To diagnose if you have the same fault set up the mouse for left
> handed use in it's setting i.e. swap over the left and right buttons.
> If clicking with the right button works then the microswitch on the
> left one is broken as mine was.
>

Hmmm... I doesn't like the sound of this..... and that may be largely
because I can't find the receipt for my mouse.
;-)
Anyway, I thought these things was made for some amont of pounding(?) If
they can't take more than a few months of RR, it may be that one should
change brand etc...

Best Regards
Tony K.
October 22, 2004 6:59:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Tony, I had same problem for months with a broken battery case cover as well.
I finally got it replaced (under warranty, new wireless intellimouse
explorer 2.0) but now the software (ver 5.0 or later) will not install due to
O/S requirements. I need a driver/software package for Win ME!!! Does
anyone have a solution, I have been looking for hours n hours my eyes are
bugged!

"Tony Kongsmark" wrote:

> Hi.
> My Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 USB is making trouble with the left mouse
> button.
> It's erratic and more often than not requires more then 1 press to "take"
> the click and give respons.
>
> I have tried to change around on the buttons, but have not succeded in any
> change yet.
> Anybody?
>
>
> Win XP Pro
> SP1
> AMD 2500+ Barton
> 512MB PC2100
> Asus A7N8X
>
> Best regards
> Tony K.
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 22, 2004 1:55:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

You can still download IntelliPoint 4.12 from the Mouse web site @
Microsoft.
www.microsoft.com/mouse

Y.

"George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C1C98DF4-3AE3-47DF-BB4E-253C55485D3F@microsoft.com...
> Tony, I had same problem for months with a broken battery case cover as
> well.
> I finally got it replaced (under warranty, new wireless intellimouse
> explorer 2.0) but now the software (ver 5.0 or later) will not install due
> to
> O/S requirements. I need a driver/software package for Win ME!!! Does
> anyone have a solution, I have been looking for hours n hours my eyes are
> bugged!
>
> "Tony Kongsmark" wrote:
>
>> Hi.
>> My Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 USB is making trouble with the left mouse
>> button.
>> It's erratic and more often than not requires more then 1 press to "take"
>> the click and give respons.
>>
>> I have tried to change around on the buttons, but have not succeded in
>> any
>> change yet.
>> Anybody?
>>
>>
>> Win XP Pro
>> SP1
>> AMD 2500+ Barton
>> 512MB PC2100
>> Asus A7N8X
>>
>> Best regards
>> Tony K.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
October 22, 2004 10:09:38 PM

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You can use Intellipoint 4.12 from here

However, note that 4.12 doesn't fully support your mouse. The only version
with full support for your mouse are the 5.x versions of Intellipoint (which
are not compatible with Windows ME)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...



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"George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C1C98DF4-3AE3-47DF-BB4E-253C55485D3F@microsoft.com...
> Tony, I had same problem for months with a broken battery case cover as
> well.
> I finally got it replaced (under warranty, new wireless intellimouse
> explorer 2.0) but now the software (ver 5.0 or later) will not install due
> to
> O/S requirements. I need a driver/software package for Win ME!!! Does
> anyone have a solution, I have been looking for hours n hours my eyes are
> bugged!
>
> "Tony Kongsmark" wrote:
>
>> Hi.
>> My Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 USB is making trouble with the left mouse
>> button.
>> It's erratic and more often than not requires more then 1 press to "take"
>> the click and give respons.
>>
>> I have tried to change around on the buttons, but have not succeded in
>> any
>> change yet.
>> Anybody?
>>
>>
>> Win XP Pro
>> SP1
>> AMD 2500+ Barton
>> 512MB PC2100
>> Asus A7N8X
>>
>> Best regards
>> Tony K.
>>
>>
>>
October 26, 2012 11:53:19 AM

Quote:
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Neither of you are alone, I had the same thing and unfortunately my
electronic engineer friend found in my case it was a faulty micro
switch....
>>


Ok we are a few years on and I guess most people are no longer using this mouse. However I found a possible solution:

I fished out my old Explorer 4 mouse recently when I wanted a more ergonomic one than my employer provided. I'd put it away because of the bad left-click and I'm not good at clearing stuff out.

I fixed it by dismantling the mouse and spaying 'electrical switch cleaner' into the micro-switch(es). Initially this killed all the buttons, but after it 'dried-out' fully it is working without fault.

Jez
April 24, 2013 7:42:44 AM

Cleaning did not work for me.

So I desoldered the dodgy switch and one of the thumb buttons as the switch appear exactly the same and then swapped them over and soldered them in. Worked a treat and is now back to normal wih a slightly dodgy one thumb button which I can live with.
!