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Kensington Expert Mouse trackball

by skytrain / October 24, 2003 2:23 AM PDT

Windows 98SE recognizes my Kensington serial trackball as a generic serial mouse, and it works OK when I first plug it in. The problem occurs later, when I reboot, and no mouse is recognized at all. There does not appear to be anything wrong with the connector. Should I get an adaptor and try it on the PS/2 port. Is it any better than the serial port, or is there no difference at all?
Although I have another USB mouse that works fine,I like the Kensington because the size of the trackball makes it easy to move around. Any suggestions?

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Re:Kensington Expert Mouse trackball
by boricua65 / November 4, 2003 6:35 AM PST

Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel. Double-click System and go to the Device Manager tab. If there is an yellow exclamation point next to the mouse, then you may have to install the mouse drivers.

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Die-hard Trackball Users: + Kensington Expert Trackball
by Norfliver / April 17, 2006 12:37 PM PDT

Did you ever get your trackball working properly? I have one (use Win XP) that has become problematic; working 50% of the time and vice-versa. I have no idea what is wrong with it. I love the big OLD thing and have no idea what I should replace it with. Are there any other die hard trackball users out there with advice about current models?

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