I've had some unusual occurrences with my computer recently, and I've only now realized how they are connected. First was my mouse occasionally shutting off - sometimes it comes back on by itself, but on other instances I've had to unplug and replug the cord (USB connection), which works without fail. The other is random printer noises, as if it is getting ready to print or eject paper.
Yesterday, I unplugged my headphones for the first time in a while (I only put them on when I want to listen to something, but they stay plugged in). Just now, my printer hiccuped, and I also heard the 'alert' sound that a device has been unplugged or replugged, and I made the connection - the printer is also a USB device.
Anyone know what might be causing the ports to flicker like that? It's an off-the-shelf 'eMachine' that otherwise works just fine.
I am having this exact
issue. No matter where I plug the mouse in, it does this...maybe it's just the mouse...? I cannot say I've tried using another mouse to see if I can recreate the issue. Also though, I recently purchased new headset and it plugs into the front USB port, and I have had issues with the sound suddenly very low, even though I have not touched the volume. I can fix it, but it's odd, that.
I've got an off the shelf HP (ya, I know) that's fairly ancient as far as computers go, six years now, upgraded a few times.
This post completely caught my eye though, as I experience this issue with my mouse almost daily. Flicker, the sound like a device is unplugged, then replugged, or the light goes out on it (laser mouse, not ball) and I have to get up and unplug it and replug it, problem solved...until next time.