USB Mouse disconecting/conecting

Discussion in 'Asus' started by oliversl, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. oliversl

    oliversl Guest

    Hi,
    I have Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1 (the most basic MS mouse) and
    it apears as disconnected and stop working. A second later it connect
    again and works fine for a few minutes and then, the problem repeats.

    Anyone knows what can be causing this? The mouse? Heat? USB voltage
    problems?

    I experienced this on an:
    1 Mouse on: Asus A7N8X-Deluxe - Windows XP Sp1
    1 Mouse on: Asus A7N8X-VM - Windows ME

    Any feedback is welcome.
    Many thanks
    Oliver
     
    oliversl, Mar 10, 2005
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  2. oliversl

    KC Computers Guest

    I have Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1 (the most basic MS mouse) and

    It could be a bad USB cable. It's also recommended
    to try it on a PS/2 connector. Did your mouse come
    with a USB to PS/2 adapter?
     
    KC Computers, Mar 10, 2005
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  3. oliversl

    John Guest

    If it's accompanied by reconnect/disconnect sounds its probably a break in
    the wire somewhere,
    Waggle the wire gently starting from the mouse end and see if it happens,if
    it does either cut the broken section out and resolder it together or buy a
    new mouse.
     
    John, Mar 10, 2005
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  4. oliversl

    Paul Guest

    Perhaps a USB 2.0 hub, or a separate USB PCI card, can make
    the mouse work:

    This document talks about the Nvidia chipset being unable to
    handle USB 1.1 excessive jitter. A separate PCI card is suggested
    as a possible solution.

    http://www.epox.de/_boarddetail/8rda+/nForce2_MCP-T_MCP_USB1.1_AppNote.pdf

    Does the Device Manager have anything to say ? Are there any
    exclamation marks in Device Manager, indicating a problem ?

    HTH,
    Paul
     
    Paul, Mar 11, 2005
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  5. oliversl

    oliversl Guest

    Many thanks for all your help.
    I checked the cable and could not reproduce.
    Also, have more info.

    Sometime the red led just power off and then on after 1 second and the
    mouse keep working.

    But sometimes, less often, the red light just shut down. And the only
    solution is to unplug/plug the USB from the PC.

    I even started to believe that MS put a timer in the mouse, and when it
    passes 2 years, the mouse start to have problems. But that is just the
    paranoid part of me.

    Anyway, could it interference from the monitor? Or maybe the power
    source from the PC? Or just a problem with the USB 2.0 from Nvidia
    Nforce2?

    Thanks again,
    Oliver
     
    oliversl, Mar 16, 2005
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  6. If this happens on multiple boards it is almost certain that the cable
    is broken - certain Microsoft mice have this happen quite frequently.
    This usually happens right where the cable goes into the mouse - pulling
    on the cable in one direction or another can cause it to act up. I fixed
    one mouse that had this problem by opening it up, cutting out the bad
    section of cable and splicing it together..
     
    Robert Hancock, Mar 21, 2005
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  7. oliversl

    oliversl Guest

    Thanks Robert.
    Will try opening the mouse or moving.
    Also, I looked a this KB Article about Asus mobos giving the incorrect
    power to USB Devices:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;234786

    But since my mouse just started to fail a couple of weeks ago, I think
    its the cable. (It have been working for 1 year)
     
    oliversl, Mar 28, 2005
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