Reply to post: (3) Blind Mice

That time Windows got blindsided by a ball of plasma, 150 million kilometres away

A K Stiles

(3) Blind Mice

I've had the same experience, though with my own mouse, at a time when they were quite expensive (to my personal budget) and this one was quite thin, beige plastic, where the light filtering through the case was sufficient to blind the rotary encoders.

My - cheap student - solution was to open the mouse then insert cardboard liners around the inside edges of the case to block enough sunlight that it worked for several years thereafter, at least until the rubber started peeling from the ball and the congealed dust, grease and skin on the rollers had become some sort of solid concrete accretion.

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