External mice fail after a few minutes.
Like the title says, my old iBook is having issues with external mice not working after some amount of time. The issue has occurred with multiple mice and while running under OS 9, 10.2, and 10.3. The problem is isolated to mice only though, if I pull up the system profiler, in any OS, while I have a working mouse, it will show up in the USB section. To test, I plugged a small flash drive in and the computer never loses it, even after the mouse has stopped working. A refresh of the system profiler will show the flash drive still connected, but no mouse.
I have tried a fresh reinstall of the OS(s), but that made no difference. This is such a strangely specific issue, I can't really nail down where the problem is.
Thanks in advance.