Recently, more and more people like using wireless mice for quite a long time, and only those who have switched to them, are faced with the fact that the manipulator frankly hinders: there are hovering and jerking of the cursor, slowing down and other effects not having the best effect on the usability of the device. In this article, we will try to disassemble the main reasons that can lead to the above events.

1) There is not enough power to the sensor. This problem can occur if the sensor from the wireless mouse is connected via an extension cable, keyboard and so on or if the USB port does not work correctly. For troubleshooting, try connecting your device directly to the computer.

2) There is not enough power for the normal functioning of the electronics of the mouse itself. You may need to change the battery or charge the battery. At the same time, the nominal voltage of the batteries (1.5 V) and the batteries (1.25 V) usually differs in favor of the latter. Also do not forget that over time, the batteries are degraded and need to be replaced, which is especially problematic for devices with built-in battery.

3) The signal interrupts strong electromagnetic radiation from nearby non-shielded sources (or shielded not well enough). It can be a power supply, a monitor, a microwave oven. This point is especially relevant for cheap mice working with only one channel, more expensive devices jumping frequency hopping in the event of interference.

4) Interference from a Wi-Fi router, Wi-Fi receiver in a laptop and other antennas, this item is a special case of the previous one. If the problem is exactly this - you can reconfigure the router to use another channel, remove the receiver from the USB antenna extension, etc.

5) A large distance from the mouse to the receiver. It should be borne in mind that the "range" of this device rarely exceeds 15 meters, and do not forget that with increasing range, energy consumption is increasing.

6) The corresponding driver is missing. There is a possibility that the operating system could not find the drivers created specifically for your mouse model and installed compatible ones. Try installing the driver from the manufacturer's website or from the supplied CD.

7) Nearby use the same single-channel mice, whose signals "intersect."

8) The receiver and transmitter are shielded from each other - this can happen, for example if the surface of your desk is metal.


At the moment - this is all the reasons met by our team, for which there may be a malfunction in the operation of wireless mice. If you have met with something different or you have an addition to the material - let us know in the comments and we will fix the article.

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