Let's start from the top, I had a mouse and used to work no problems.
After awhile it started to freeze for about 2-10 seconds then let go, so i tried to fix it.
i looked it up and the most famous fix that keeps popping up is updating the driver, but since it's just a USB mouse it doesn't really help.
So i thought i'll open it see if there's a faulty wire or something like.
when i opened it everything seemed okay.
Up to this point the mouse still works, it just have that freezing problem that happens every so often.
So what i did is, i went in and brought an old mouse that is also has a usb cable, and i just switched cables.
However the cable doesn't seem to be compatible, after plugging it in nothing happens, the little microchip on it start to get hot, Which tells you that there's electricity coming in basically the cable is fine (obviously because it worked on the original mouse)
Anyway i thought i'd just the old cable back, now when i did things got weird.
When i plug the mouse in it works fine and the computer recognizes it, now as soon as i try to scroll using the mouse wheel (which used to work just fine) the mouse acts as if it gets unplugged and it just dies.
After some trail and error i found a way to fix it which is to scroll the mouse wheel to a position where the light on the mouse gets brighter then unplug, plug it back in and never scroll again.
To point something out the old mouse that i stole the cable from had a similar problem, when you scroll the mouse wheel the mouse acts as if it unplugged however you can fix it quickly by scrolling back to the previous position which utterly difficult to do.
So my question is does the mouse cable affect the software on the mouse or what's really happening ?