Monday, June 23, 2008

Dying mouse

And it's nothing to do with the cat!

Our older PC is an HP Pavilion that's now about 3-4 years old. It came with a wireless keyboard and mouse both of which have had a right bashing over the years. Yesterday the mouse stopped working. I tried replacing the batteries, rebooting the PC, resetting the wireless hub etc, all to no avail.

What's really sad, is the mouse isn't dead. It's dying. The red light (laser/infra red - I don't know) underneath it, which is normally bright and flickering is dull and faded, almost to nothing. Something terminal has clearly happened, and although it's only a small circuit board and a bit of plastic, it's almost as if it's asking me to take a hammer to it to put it out of it's misery!

For those of you old enough/daft enough to have seen the original Battlestar Galactica film, it's a bit like when one of the baddie Cylon guys dies and his "eye" flickers and fades to nothing - except you were quite happy when a Cyclon died - I'm going to miss the little fella.

RIP little mouse......

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