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3d Spacemouse Drifting

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i've got a few day old 3d connexion spacemouse (navigator, usb) that started drifting today. no matter how many times i calibrate it, although there is no detectable movement on the screen, the device is still drifting and sending a signal and pulling focus away from open dialog boxes. the only way i can stop it to get any work done (because it's impossible to enter, say, toolpath parameters when the window is not focused) is to stop the driver. i wonder if i have a defective device or if there is some sort of solution for this. i'm about ready to send it back and get a refund.

 

anyone care to opine?

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I had this start with the last update......

 

Previously in a former life, I had to update the firmware.....

 

I haven't had time to figure out my issue this but I will in the next couple days...

 

But I would suggest updating the driver if available or contacting support to see if there's a firmware update

 

hth

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i thought i might be missing a not so obvious or well hidden setting. appears is time for a support request from 3dconnexion.

 

thanks JP.

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Open the windows system tray and find the 3D Connexion icon, right click and select calibrate. Follow the prompts.

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Remove the print leaning against it lol...:)

:laughing:

I still have one of the original space pilots and every now and then it does it...in my case though, it's just a piece of paper (usually a print) leaning against the controller ever so lightly pushing it  :laughing:

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Happens with my wireless once in a while. I just shut it off and turn it on.....

Did you try simply unplugging it for a min?

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it's better today!

 

:blink:

 

i think it may have had something to do with an el-cheapo flash drive our sales department gives away plugged into the workstation all day yesterday. 

 

but now that i've said something, just watch, it'll start doing it again.... :lol:

 

 

edit:

 

yes, i repeatedly calibrated it. and yes, i'm using the 64bit driver. no, there's no print near it, only a speaker blaring out some Daft Punk right now. :p

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switch to country

 

:crazy:

 

i'd rather you point the gun in your avatar at my head and pull the trigger. 

 

:looks around for daniel:

 

better to not get too far off topic....  :rtfm:

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I had to go to an older driver to fix this problem.

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i'm convinced it was the usb stick i had plugged into the computer the day i started this thread because it has been fine since i removed said stick. it may have been a combination of the stick, and the av software (symantec endpoint protection) perhaps constantly polling it therefore creating some trace "noise" on the usb bus, but i don't have time right now to investigate further.

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i'm convinced it was the usb stick i had plugged into the computer the day i started this thread because it has been fine since i removed said stick. it may have been a combination of the stick, and the av software (symantec endpoint protection) perhaps constantly polling it therefore creating some trace "noise" on the usb bus, but i don't have time right now to investigate further.

 

I have seen the same thing. I have gone to an external USB 7 port and that seemed to solve my problems.

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I uninstalled the latest driver and reverted to an old one to fix this. I was also having issues with it not releasing control in Vericut with the latest driver.

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Remove the print leaning against it lol... :)

:laughing:

I still have one of the original space pilots and every now and then it does it...in my case though, it's just a piece of paper (usually a print) leaning against the controller ever so lightly pushing it  :laughing:

 

 

One time I was trying to use my laptop to look at a file. Couldn't figure out why every time I opened a file it would just drift out of view. Finally I realized I didn't turn off my wireless spacemouse when I put it in the storage bag.  :X

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