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PS/2 and USB Mice Stop Reading

WinXp Home, I have an old Dell Dimension 4500, 2002.
I had a Logitech MX 510 or 518, I think it was, and it started acting up, So I got 2 warrantied from them, had one go bad a while ago and never did anything, they sent me 2 G 400's. Well I was using the PS/2 port, the G400's will not work in those they must be used in USB ports according to Logitech. Yep I tried anyway. Because both mice will stay stuck firing or stuck not firing every minute or 2 and or just stop reading if I move fast I think is when it happens in quake 3 arena or quakelive, an then will start working proper in a few seconds. So I tried an older mx310 in the PS/2 port and it just stops reading for a couple seconds every minute or so, but then starts to work after 2 - 4 seconds, I only use the drivers windows installs, How ever with the G400's After they didn't work proper I installed their gaming software for it. I have tried to go into safe mode and uninstall the mice that I seen , it only seen the one currently in use. But that didn't help, any ideas ?

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This G400 mouse

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comes with software, unusual for mice but I assume this is a powerhouse mouse with special features.

Did you install that software?

Details here, (and click on Specifications);

If you did and the problem still persists, then have you tried another USB port? If you are using a USB port at the front of the machine, try connecting it to one at the back.


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Both of the G400's they sent me did not come with any software or anything, boxes seemed new and sealed, instead they lead me to the website for it and said it was download software, and it does not use the Setpoint software like a lot of others it uses the Gaming Software, which I did install. Yep, I tried it in the back USB mouse port first and then the other 2 rear USB ports, the the 2 front usb ports, same results all around, I am wondering if the Board battery might be weak would fix it, I read it somewhere, or the Bios is messed up or something, I tried it on a fresh install of WinXp Home Also on a new never used Hard drive, same thing. ):

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did you download and install the "lgs820.exe" file from ?

You may have to enter your own details there, eg Windows XP and 'Multilingual 32 bit', (assuming your XP is 32 bit).

I doubt this is anything to do with the CMOS battery that keeps the BIOS active during power off.

But I do see FAQ's at Logitech's web site for this mouse, Support FAQs. You will notice a 'See all' link at the bottom, with what looks like useful information for setting the mouse up.

I also see a "Getting started" link. Warning, this is a direct download of a PDF file.

Other than that, they have their own forums and you may find specific help there;

As to the other post in this thread about the motherboard, whilst that is possible it is easy to test with a standard USB mouse, (no frills), tested in each of the USB ports, but somehow I doubt this is motherboard or USB port issues. I may be wrong.


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Maybe the motherboard is faulty, PS/2 port on it

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And the USB ports also ? 4 in rear and 2 in front.

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