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wicker_man 06-22-2007 05:49 PM

URGENT G3 iMac- Mouse Cursor Not Moving
 
Hi,

I have an urgent issue that needs sorting ASAP.

My sister has been using my old G3 400MHz iMac DV for 9 months with no issues, but this morning she found the mouse cursor was not moving.

It is a black Apple Pro optical mouse, and when connected through the USB port (either on the black Pro keyboard or directly to iMac), the red light comes on, but the cursor does not move. When the mouse is moved, the red light becomes brighter for a few seconds as usual indicating that it is working, but the iMac doesn't seem to detect the movements. I tried my Mighty Mouse on the iMac, but that does not move either. The keyboard works fine though

The mice both work perfectly on my PowerBook.

I used the keyboard control (in Universal Access) to use number pad to control the mouse, and it is detected in System Profiler correctly (Apple Optical USB Mouse).

I tried opening up the iMac and replacing the CMOS battery, but no success.

Does anybody know what could be the problem?
Any ideas on how to fix it?

Everything else seems to be working fine, but my sister needs the computer urgently for school work.

Thanks.

wicker_man 06-24-2007 11:50 AM

Rather strangely it started working this morning.

I started it up to back up my sister's work to try a format + install, and the mouse seemed to work fine.

I have no idea what the problem was, but it's all fine now!

Title27GT 06-25-2007 01:52 PM

Please get your sister a new computer...please.

iCharlie2661 06-27-2007 07:50 PM

Restart and try again. That usually helps. Unless you have already done that. In that case, this is really crappy advice.

wicker_man 06-29-2007 07:25 PM

It all seems to be working fine, the mouse suddenly started working again.

My dad said he will check his savings to see if we can get my sister a newer Mac (maybe a G4 1GHz+ iMac/eMac for around £200 or so, which should be fine for her simple uses) in the next couple of months.

Title27GT 06-30-2007 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wicker_man (Post 427210)
It all seems to be working fine, the mouse suddenly started working again.

My dad said he will check his savings to see if we can get my sister a newer Mac (maybe a G4 1GHz+ iMac/eMac for around 200 or so, which should be fine for her simple uses) in the next couple of months.

I feel like I should be adopting your sister.
She sounds neglected :|

wicker_man 07-06-2007 07:58 PM

Maybe you can send me some money then to help :D

RichiePops 07-26-2007 07:20 PM

the pro mice are notorious for getting kinks and broken wires where the cord enters the mouse. i would get a generic usb mouse( wireless and optical is best) i have a nice $30 logitech one


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