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Curse of the drifting cursor...!!

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
February 27, 2012 7:30:28 PM

I'm using an old "big red ball" Logitech Marble Mouse USB with a Dell Latitude laptop. Lately the cursor consistently drifts diagonally to the lower left. If I hold the ball still, it keeps drifting!! This is a true pain!! If Anyone knows how to fix this, please shared your wisdom! thanks.

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February 27, 2012 7:52:18 PM

Try cleaning the thing. Pull the ball out and pay attention to the lens that "reads" the movement of the ball.
February 27, 2012 7:56:17 PM

This is normally caused by a dirty optical sensor under the ball, you need to remove the ball and clear out any dust or hair particles that might be interfering with its operation, I had the same situation on a laser mouse where i had drifting, and even with blowing onto the lens it didn't help until i noticed that there was a stubborn hair in front of it, got that out of the way and everything worked great

Hope this helps