Logitech M570 Trackball Wireless Mouse Right Clicking?

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  1. Drew1

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    I'm sure some of you have used this mouse before. Its great because trackball means you don't have to move around with your wireless mouse. Recently, i notice it kept right clicking. At first i thought this was my laptop issue, but then when i turned off the power button to my trackball mouse, this issue stops.


    Basically it keeps on right clicking. When i left click it, then the right click either goes away for a bit... or comes right back. Also i notice many times i can't even click on programs or anything at all. Does this mean my logitech trackball mouse is no good? I know mouse eventually go bad as i usually get a new one every 1 or 1.5 years etc. I do this with many logitech wireless mouse. But this trackball one has been so good... now it does this clicking where i cannot even use it.


    Does anyone have tips on if there is a way to fix it? Is it bad idea to have it opened? Im not sure how to do this but is that bad idea? The left clicking is fine... its just that i notice recently... it keeps right clicking... sometimes one time... but then keeps right clicking so you have to left click it to go away. But then it starts highlighting my desktop icons etc. I removed the battery and put battery back in but eventually this keeps happening. I then used my other logitech wireless mouse which works with no issue... but i don't like it as much as the trackball though.


    Any thoughts here?


    Also i use this trackball mouse a lot. Like the entire day and night. I notice batteries that i use... energizer which are very good... does even last more than a few weeks now. Is that normal? Now i do use it all day and night so that why my battery is so poor with this trackball mouse?
     
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    Hey all so i just connected the trackball mouse to my chromebook to test it out.


    When i connected the trackball mouse to chromebook, i notice a very similar issue. When i have a few chrome tabs opened on one chrome page, i cannot use my mouse... nor use my chromebook trackpad to click anything it. However, if i were to highlight the chrome button at the bottom in the chromebook where i have a few chrome windows opened... each with chrome tabs in it.. then i click on another chrome window and either use my mouse or chromebook trackball, i seem to be able to click on things. But i cannot click on almost anything with my right click unless i try very hard and only on certain spots. Is this a bug or something with my trackball mouse?


    Okay so imagine this. I click on a forum or site with my left click of the mouse. Now i press real hard right click to open in new window so a new chrome tab in the same chrome window. Thus imagine a few chrome tabs on a single chrome window. I cannot click on any of the other chrome tabs at the moment that is visible at the top. But not only that... when i use my chromebook trackpad and move to click on it with the trackpad, i can't click on anything. But if i wait a bit, i can click on it sometimes with my trackball mouse... and also with my chromebook trackpad.


    I mean if its a trackball issue, okay fine i cant click on it with the logitech trackball mouse. But why would i not be able to click on it with my chromebook trackpad where i move the arrow manually with the trackpad? Is this a logitech trackball issue that affects my trackpad and the current windows opened or something? I use chrome.


    Right now, i seem to be able to click on links or anything on a current chrome page. But if i were to try to manually click on another chrome tab on the same window... imagine i have a few tabs on the same chrome window... i can't seem to do this. It doesn't work with my trackpad either...


    I had this trackball mouse for over a year already. I do admit that i have this tendency to get it wet quite a bit... imagine getting a bottle of water and drinking it and then some water is on the trackball mouse but i then wipe it. But sometimes i don't do it immediately. But i had this happen quite a few times already. Could this have caused it? Again i had some water on it a few times, quite a bit actually but mouse never had any issues.


    But is there a way to fix this issue?
     
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    Hi there. To logitech users of this mouse or any logitech mouse, when you plugged it into your laptop, did you ever had to install logitech software? I dont believe i ever had to install any logitech driver or anything to my laptop. You just plug it in... and it works. Im pretty certain of this. This is with my main xps laptop and also the chromebook that i use.


    I disconnected the trackball mouse many times then plug it back in later... same issues. Right now for example on my chromebook, im using the trackball mouse for a short time. It clicks okay the first minute or so... then its like freezes. So imagine a chrome window with like 3 chrome tabs in it. I cannot click on any of the other tabs on this chrome window. Not only that... my trackpad cannot even click it either. The only way to seem to solve this issue with being able to click on those other tabs or click anything is wait a long time... which may or may not work... or remove the usb for the trackball mouse. The moment i remove it from my chromebook, i can use the trackpad and click on things. Do you find this strange? I mean... even if my trackball has issues, shouldn't i be able to click things with my trackpad?
     
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    How long have you had this device? It sounds like the switch for the right mouse button is stuck in the pressed position or is malfunctioning. I have stopped buying Logitech mice because the switches they use are junk and wear out quickly. The last 4 or 5 I have purchased begin to malfunction after a few months and I have to take them apart, clean them, disassemble the switches and re-arch the leaf springs that work the mouse buttons because they flatten out and lose tension.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=logitech+mouse+click+repair

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=logitech+m570+repair

    The right way to fix them is replace the switch. I haven't done that yet. I have a pile of Logitech mice that I might fix one day with new switches.

     
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    Hi there. I had it for 1.5 years or so I believe. It never had a problem ever. The thing is i think its because i got some water on it. Many times when i my hands are wet, i would touch my mouse. So i then would take some napkin to wipe it etc. But many times im not that careful. But i haven't had an issue. So then now i had this issue and i was wondering if that is what caused it.

    I have other logitech wireless mouse and those usually last 1 year or so before i have to replace them due to clicking issues. But those clicking issues are like certain areas of the clicking area pressed too hard etc. Thus its not like this. I mean... when i have the usb in my chromebook for example, when it freezes and acts up... i cannot even use my chromebook mousepad to move or click things. So how would that happen?

    Well i find logitech mouse to be very comfortable. I always buy the same ones over and over again. Of course it wears out, then i get the same one. The trackball mouse, i only got it once and i like it... yes it took a while to get use to it. But im wondering how in the world can it connected to my chromebook affect my mousepad.
     
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    Okay so haven't use the logitech m570 in a while and tried to connect it to my chromebook. Thus imagine im on this page. Then i right click and open a few more tabs. When i bring my mouse to click on those tabs... i cannot click on it. But not only that, my touchpad does not click either. You cant click on it. But i could however close those other tabs i just opened with either my mouse or touchpad. However, the moment i unplug the usb from my chromebook, immediately i can click on things using my chromebook trackpad to click on things.


    So is this a software issue or hardware issue or the mouse itself or both? I had other logitech mouses go bad a while back with the clicking issue such as not being able to left or right click that well or it clicking like crazy, but my touchpad on the computer would work though.


    Why is it the moment i unconnect the usb to the trackball m570, i can click with my touchpad without an issue?
     
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    The erratic clicking problem and double-clicking issue many of us have experienced with Logitech mice is not the same problem, but the underlying cause could be the same or related.

    I am only guessing, but my guess would be the switch is stuck, or intermittently getting stuck, in the depressed position on the M570 and plugging it in cancels out the ability to click with the track pad because of the switch being stuck. I would disassemble it and tinker with that switch. If doing so makes it work correctly, buying a new switch and soldering it in place of the old one might make it work like new again. If you did spill something on it and that is creating a problem, you may find something else that you can address while it is taken apart. It could be the liquid got into the switches. It could also just be wear and tear, or some other kind of internal damage that you might see after taking it apart. If your left-click is the problem, that sort of makes sense because that switch would see more use than the right button switch.

    I do not think it is a software issue. Nothing you have described seems like a software issue.
     
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    Do you have any suggestion on what i can do to try and fix it? I did try taking out battery and just having a fan blow at it for a while.

    I took out the trackball out of it but that doesn't seem to do much.
     
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    Maybe its time to get another mouse.
     
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    Okay i haven't tried it in a few weeks to a month. Now i just tried plugging the trackball mouse into my computer and there seems to be no issues with clicking?



    Has anyone had a mouse go crazy with the clicking and not clicking and right clicking and then not use it for a while only for it to suddenly work like normal? Last time i remmebered i tried using it again and it worked good for like 30 minutes then it went crazy with the can't click etc.
     
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