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    Problem with a finger mouse - WTF!?!?

    Ever since moving my system out to the car, my finger mouse works but does some stuff that is very weird...I can click on stuff, but when I do, it keeps "acting" like it wants to click again - it selects stuff on it own...

    Kinda like it's in a repetitive click state. Once I click an icon, if I hover over another icon and highlite it...

    Any ideas?

    BTW - It's a USB mouse and I am running ME...

    Thanks!

    -Mike
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    Only since moving to the car? Did you use an USB extension cable?
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    Yep - since moving to the car and yep, I used an extension cable...could be the problem?
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    It could be interferance to the USB cable. Try without the extension cord - see what happens. Then try turning the cord a couple of turns around a ferrite ring (=make a filter).

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    What is a ferrite ring?

    Mabye I should just trade it in for the PS/2 version...???
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    It's just a metal ring made out of soft iron. They come out in various sizes/shapes and are used for making filters, coils, etc.
    What you want to do actually is a home made version of those tubular filters A to B connector USB cables, monitor cables and power supply cables for external peripherals have on them on one end.

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    exacly about how large should this ferrite core be? I'm having probs with my 4*20display and I think that it might be some interfearences that mess it up...I use a floppy cable with a regular floppy connection on the side of the lcd, and have soldered the other end to a female cen36 connection, and from there using a standard printercable, should i throw away the floppycable and use regular cables? or would a ferrite ring do the job?

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    Jol,

    unfortunately I don't have a clue if this is gonna work for you.
    Out of personal experience I learned that sometimes these things work (actually it worked for me every time), but I guess it depends on the kind of data the cord carries and the kind of interferance you want to filter out. The ferrite rings I used had 3cm diameter and I usually made 3-4 turns around them.
    You 'll have to try it yourself!
    (please, post the results if you do)

    p.s. Why don't you use something more mainstream for a cable first. A single long shielded (=grounded) cable with the appropriate connectors soldered at the ends. Something without centronics connectors and floppy cables in between. A

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    Originally posted by Dimitris1976
    Jol,

    unfortunately I don't have a clue if this is gonna work for you.
    Out of personal experience I learned that sometimes these things work (actually it worked for me every time), but I guess it depends on the kind of data the cord carries and the kind of interferance you want to filter out. The ferrite rings I used had 3cm diameter and I usually made 3-4 turns around them.
    You 'll have to try it yourself!
    (please, post the results if you do)

    p.s. Why don't you use something more mainstream for a cable first. A single long shielded (=grounded) cable with the appropriate connectors soldered at the ends. Something without centronics connectors and floppy cables in between. A
    Ill test the ferrite, aswell as test with my other l2014 display, using a hacked cen36f-paralell converter and solder it straight to the display w/o floppy..

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    hmm, it worked when not using the floppy, didn't test the iron

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