My mouse cursor is drifting

Just recently my mouse cursor has started to drift, either before or after movement, or just on it's own. It's an optical mouse, here's the Newegg page for it, specs there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826570006&Tpk=cm%20storm%20inferno

I've tried these:
-Different surfaces
-Disabling and Re-enabling
-Uninstalling and reinstalling drivers
-Cleaning the lens (Compressed air and rubbing alcohol)

Could seriously use some help here, this is really frustrating.
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  1. The optical sensing units in these things do ware out over time. Time to just get a new mouse.
  2. abekl said:
    The optical sensing units in these things do ware out over time. Time to just get a new mouse.


    Well damn. I'll leave the thread open a little longer in case anyone has any suggestions.
    I sincerely hope someone does.
  3. You say its an optical mouse, but you linked to a laser model. Lasers are more precise, but more likely to drift or just stop. Believe me, I've had every model (Logitech, Razer, CM, others) of gaming mouse and ultimately found optical to be more reliable. Currently I've got this:

    http://www.mionix.net/page.php?al=naos3200

    It's light on features, but I've never had a problem with it
  4. Temile said:
    You say its an optical mouse, but you linked to a laser model. Lasers are more precise, but more likely to drift or just stop. Believe me, I've had every model (Logitech, Razer, CM, others) of gaming mouse and ultimately found optical to be more reliable. Currently I've got this:

    http://www.mionix.net/page.php?al=naos3200

    It's light on features, but I've never had a problem with it



    I always thought optical and laser were the same thing :o
    Thanks for the info!

    Odd thing though, I didn't do anything extra to try and resolve the issue, but the drifting has completely stopped. Haven't had a problem all day.
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