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Offline JonB

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Poorly AMX mouse (PCW8512)
« on: 21:20, 30 December 13 »
Hi

I've just scored an 8256 with AMX mouse but on loading AMX desktop the mouse appears to be dead. There is no response. Is there a test program, and does anyone have any advice for me if I want to troubleshoot it?

Thanks

JonB

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Re: Poorly AMX mouse (PCW8512)
« Reply #1 on: 01:18, 31 December 13 »
Check the ball of the mouse. Is the rubber still ok, or did it melt?

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Re: Poorly AMX mouse (PCW8512)
« Reply #2 on: 13:36, 31 December 13 »
Hi

I've just scored an 8256 with AMX mouse but on loading AMX desktop the mouse appears to be dead. There is no response. Is there a test program, and does anyone have any advice for me if I want to troubleshoot it?

Thanks

JonB


I repaired an AMX mouse for a friend a few years ago, it turned out to be the single 74-series logic chip inside the mouse that had failed. I can't remember number, off the top of my head, but if you open it up you'll probably find just that one chip and very little else!


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Re: Poorly AMX mouse (PCW8512)
« Reply #3 on: 15:06, 31 December 13 »
Turns out the cable was damaged in two places, so I have repaired it and it's up and running.

Thanks all!

@CanonMan: yep, 'fraid so! ;)