On Thursday 08 January 2009 14:28:09 Gene Heskett wrote: > >> > I don't know about his, but I do know that I'm having some very odd > >> > mouse experiences. Lately my mouse appears to often do a double-click > >> > when I'm pasting from the clip-board, so that 'Getting Started' comes > >> > out like 'GetGetting Startedting Started'. It feels almost like the > >> > repeat setting of a keyboard being to quick to cut in. > >> > > >> > Anne > > Ann, I've found that to be a sign that the switch in the mouse was not > properly soldered in, leaving a small space under it, which in turn means > the solder joint and the foil of the pad can be carried away from the > circuit board by a thou or 3 by the pressure of the switch being pushed > fown into solid contact with the pcb, and eventually either the copper foil > breaks, or there is a hairline crack in the solder. > > The sequence then is that the switch closes with the down stroke, the joint > is pushed apart so its silently unclicked for the duration of the push, > then when the finger comes back off, the crack closes causing the 2nd > click, and finally the switch itself unclicks. Effectively a double click > in double time. New mouse time, or get out the controlled temp iron and > re-solder it around all the switches. I like to use a silver bearing > solder for that as its much stronger physically than the usual eutectic > blend. You could be right, Gene, but I've lengthened the delay in double-click time for the moment, and I'll see whether that does it. (For some reason my reply to Aaron's suggestion to do this doesn't seem to have hit the list.) Anne
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