6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2008 12:19 AM by jpdemers
Joël Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
After installing 10.5.5, whenever Time Machine initiates a backup my curser goes berserk - jumping all over the screen until the backup process is finished.

iMac intel 2.4, ibook, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 4gig ram
  • Glenn Carter Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)
    Let me guess - it's a wireless bluetooth mouse?
  • Glenn Carter Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)
    Joel,

    If it is bluetooth, check out the google search below, there are quite a few posts regarding this issue.

    [http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=bluetooth%22Timemachine%22&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8]

    I didn't have time to go through them myself, but if you discover the solution please post back with it.

    Cheers!
  • Joël Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I guess I should have stated that. No, not a blutooth. Regular wired Apple mouse.
  • Glenn Carter Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)
    Joel,

    Not that I'll have the answer, but a few more details will help.

    USB connected mouse?
    USB Hard Disk for TM backups?
    Are they attached to the same USB port on the iBook? Or on opposite sides?
    You machine descriptions are changing in your profile - but which Mac is experiencing this condition? The iBook or the iMac? The iBook is relatively dated now so if it's that one I'm not surprised OS 10>5 is taxing the CPU.

    Let us know.

    Cheers!
  • Joël Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Not sure why that info is changing at the bottom. This is my intel 2.4 iMac w/4gig RAM. Out-of-the-box keyboard and mouse. I do not have a Time Capsule (even though my post indicate that without my input). I have had no probs with my machine until this last OS update, and at that, this is a minor yet irritating one. The drive I use for my TM back-ups is a USB Western Digital.
  • jpdemers Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    You might have Bluetooth enabled. Turn it off, and make sure the bluetooth mouse setup is not active.

    From all the posts I've read, there's some sort of conflict or cross-talk between the WiFi and BlueTooth connections, and if Bluetooth is active it can apparently send spurious cursor control signals.