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Mouse double clicks on pressing [Hardware problem]

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January 20, 2011 3:56:13 PM

My mouse seems to have got extra sensitive of late. If you hold down the button after clicking, it will more or less perform a double click.

Problems :-

-Almost impossible to drag and select text [Since another click deselects it]
-Sometimes leads to multiple windows closing if the 'x's are aligned, as in maximized
-Stuff like that

It's a hardware problem, I'm sure of that, since it doesn't happen sometime. The frequency is also reduced if I remove the mouse cover and use the actual button to click, although the button seems to have got loose [compared to the right click button, which is comparatively firm].

Should I check the wiring ? Sometime back, the wiring had got damaged [One of the four wires somehow broke] and I had joined it manually.

Or is it time to get a new one ? It's a 7 year old mouse, got it with my Compaq Presario SR1105IL. Laser, wired. Using XP.

Any way to prolong its life by a few months ? Reason being I'm getting a brand new PC in a few months anyway.

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January 20, 2011 6:32:00 PM
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Just grab a cheap mouse from a decent brand, It's time to give the current one a rest ... for good.
January 20, 2011 7:05:20 PM

wiinippongamer said:
Just grab a cheap mouse from a decent brand, It's time to give the current one a rest ... for good.


Ah, I was afraid of this. Well, thanks. :) 
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January 21, 2011 12:54:35 PM

Got a new mouse. It's a HP wireless err..'wireless 3-button mouse'. Got it for $20.33. Might be a bit expensive, but this is India. Good tech here is expensive. Phones and tariffs are not. [Again, doesn't apply if you look at smartphones, which is 'good tech'].

One question : It comes with an on-off button. Do I need to turn it off everytime I get up ? Or only when it's not being used for prolonged periods ? (Runs off two AA batteries).
January 21, 2011 6:24:30 PM

turn the switch only when unused over long periods of time.
January 22, 2011 11:08:18 AM

Best answer selected by kkiddu.
August 31, 2011 11:18:00 PM

Few insights into the problem.
(1) DSP based mouse use chip to control freeze delay between individual click, if mouse is new this could be a manufacturing defect.
(2) As mouse ages, return spring of click button loses stiffness and bounces under clicks and thus produces several clicks for one.
Tough Fix:
Open mouse replaced click sensors on PCB by desoldering, switching places of sensors and resoldering.
*****Easy Fix*****
(1) Go to control Panel> Mouse >Double Click Speed and drag the slider to the middle between Slow and Fast.
(2) Download Utility MouseFix version 1.0 http://www.mediafire.com/?2cr4157s0rtnm44
(3) If rebinds keys and fixes double clicking, you can also use Left Shift as mouse click using this utility, Right Shift remains the same.
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