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Irritating Bu-Bum noise

pimpernel
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Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Whenever I'm using the mouse for the last 2 days, it freezes momentarily and  there is a "bu-bum" noise, at irregular intervals. It's the same noise as when a USB device it attached/unattached. It's a Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1A, 2 years old. Using Windows 7. Everything seems to be firmly attached and I haven't added or taken out any software or hardware for at least 2 months.
Do I just need a new mouse?
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

That is a sign that the mouse is disconnecting then connecting - usual cause is a faulty mouse or more often the connection between the mouse and the cable = some Logitech models are prone to that
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Agree with Jim...... dump it... and get a new one....
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Exactly what I did recently having had the exact same symptoms.  Cool
Mine was a Microsoft Intellimouse.
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Most likely the mouse but may not be the mouse - it could be an issue with the internal USB hub/bridge but try a new mouse first and see if it cures the issues.
pimpernel
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Thanks for that. I've borrowed a mouse and that one works OK.
Scan here I come.
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Have a look on Ebay.... and buy 2 from the same supplier... so if one goes wrong... doesn`t work... does what your last one did.... you have a spare .... immediately... !  Wink
rongtw
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Scan here I come. + 1
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TORPC
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Some reputable shops like Ebuyer.com are on Ebay, & are much better than some random Ebay person / shop etc
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Quote from: rongtw
Scan here I come. + 1
PC parts from ebay   Embarrassed Embarrassed its a no no you have no idea where they come from cheap hong Kong replicas

to some extent.... I agree....

however... I only use a mouse for ...... well... a pointing device.... so I am not going to pay £15.00 for something that is only £2.50 inc p&p from a UK supplier with NEXT DAY post paid delivery.... if it is cheap and came from Hong Kong.... then I am helping the poor nations to provide employment and income to someone.... Also if it breaks in a year then I have had my value from it... and will repeat the order, thereby ensuring continued employment and income to those less fortunate than myself.
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Quote from: TORPC
Some reputable shops like Ebuyer.com are on Ebay, & are much better than some random Ebay person / shop etc

And from experience,  it's usually cheaper to go the the supplier directly so you don't get charged the extras for going through ebay.
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

One of the USB ports on my motherboard is slightly loose and therefore causes this noise a fair bit Sad
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 Chris Parr
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

@ Chris...... (Hint!)...... Use another USB port  Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

I would, but they are all in use!
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TORPC
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Re: Irritating Bu-Bum noise

Gentle hint,
Go to your nearest £0.99p or £1.00p shop & purchase a USB hub Wink