Restart your Mac computer. In many cases, mouse problems can be resolved with a simple reboot, so try restarting your computer before using other troubleshooting methods. Check for software updates by clicking on the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of the screen and choosing "Software Update. Check your mouse's cable connection if you are using a wired mouse.
1. Check the mouse’s batteries
Unplug the cable from the computer and plug it in to a different USB port to see if it resolves the issue. Plug the mouse directly into a port on the computer or the side of the keyboard, not through a USB hub or switch. Replace the batteries in your mouse if you are using a wireless mouse. After replacing the batteries, move the power switch to the "On" position. If you see a green light on the underside of the mouse, you know that the batteries are working properly. Reconnect your wireless mouse to your Mac computer using Bluetooth.
Launch System Preferences on your computer, go to the "Bluetooth" control panel and click on the plus button to set up the mouse again.
Troubleshoot other mouse problems by going to the "Mouse" control panel in System Preferences. Here you can adjust tracking, scrolling and clicking speeds using the bars at the top of the window. It's a general prolific driver. There are a handful of off the shelf micro-controllers that control USB devices and chances are we will find one that works through the process of elimination.
Next try this one: Possible datasheet for the micro-controller uC in your mouse, please ignore the Chinese writing as the document is in english and will load shortly after. For instance I have additional devices listed as follows:.
This shows me additional information and leads me towards a drivers option. But try the first two generic USB uC drivers and see if they work. If not try searching for a linux driver that contains source code and I could walk you through compiling for your Mac. I tried installing the first driver but the page doesn't load. I figured you might need to be registered with prolific so I tried but they're not accepting new members.
Tweaking Basic Mouse Settings
I was using GE optical mouse with my MacBook pro. I figured out it started getting detected, when I removed the power supply to my latptop and let it just run on batter power.
At this time my mac battery was fully charged. I had a similar issue. Also check the mouse works with another computer , and that it works on the same table surface. I had this issue, why i landed on this page, i had tried a few of the suggestions, such as turning off my mac etc I've only been on OS X for 2 days! So I am pretty new. Basically my mouse isn't having any movement effect at all and I don't know why? I'm sorry to hear that you're having troubles with your new mac. Hopefully this'll help! You could also be using an under voltage USB port so try another port.
Hi blackbox you may want to go to system preferences and then select mouse.
Unable to Click with Trackpad or Mouse in Mac OS? Here’s the Fix!
Have you tried running disk utility from your OSX install disk? What brand of mouse and model? What data is USB prober listing? If you run console can you see any errors reported by the mouse or any other program running? Hi dioioib, I'm having the same problem on my macbook pro os x The mouse lights red when I plug it in so it has power.
If your Apple wireless mouse, keyboard, or trackpad isn't working as expected
You need a developer account to download. Here you go. Is this mouse connected to an external hub or is the hub listed the root hub in the Mac Pro? Not sure. I have had issues with pointing devices being connected through external hubs before. Please try installing this driver and let me know if it works. If could get some more information about the device by going into Terminal type: For instance I have additional devices listed as follows: Bluetooth-Modem tty. I have a few hits for the tty.
Here you go, no membership is required. Repairing disk permissions solved my mouse problem, plus a couple others Hope this helps! Plus One. Getting Started: Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and adhere to our posting rules. Edit Preview. H1 H2. Post Reply.