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Oleg
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Birmingham, AL
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After washing mice Pad

OK. I have washed my mice Pad with water, and it seems to me it became not as smooth in tracking as before. I did dry it up overnight. Does anyone knows why it could be?


TherapyChick

join:2003-09-19
Fayetteville, NC

Do you have a ball mouse or optical mouse? What kind of material is the mousepad made of? (hard top or soft top)

I'm thinking if you have an optical mouse with a soft top mousepad, maybe still a little water is still in it causing the reflection to be off a little bit.

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Oleg
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said by TherapyChick:

Do you have a ball mouse or optical mouse? What kind of material is the mousepad made of? (hard top or soft top)

I have Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 »www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us···use-3500 and Surface 1010 mouse PAD »www.gadgetplus.ca/computer/MousePad.html

TherapyChick

join:2003-09-19
Fayetteville, NC

The mousepad says it's "Made of a special foam technology called SBR", so maybe it is holding the water like a sponge.

The good news is that mousepad is $4.99.
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Oleg
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Could be. I would open it up and drain all of the water out of it

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JeffMD

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Edgewater, FL
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reply to Oleg

Re: After washing mice Pad

what ever the problem is, washing the pad has diminished the surface that the mouse senses. It may be because it is still wet as far as the mouse can tell, or there may have been a film that was stripped with the soap.

Aside from making sure it is dried, you have 2 choices. A new mouse pad, or a new mouse. The mouse you have is probably an optical mouse which uses a camera eye to watch the surface closely. These eyes are notorious for being picky about some surfaces. Newer gaming grade mice are using lasers again (the old laser mice requires special pads with a mirror finish) that feed into a sensor much higher resolution and should read your mouse pad no problem.

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Oleg
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reply to JeffMD

Re: After washing mice Pad

After letting it dry some more, and now it is working as it should.



fartness
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Look Outside
reply to Oleg

I upgraded to a glass mousepad some years back and haven't looked back. Might be worth considering if you end up having to buy a new one. Can eat off of it and clean it up, no issues.

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