At first I thought the optical eye needed cleaning or something.
Now I think the "clicker" went bad - it doesn't "grab" text. That will annoy me later one. For now I can happily use the pad on my laptop to copy and paste. When I start writing for school, it will get frustrating to move back and forth from laptop to keyboard.
So, I'll drop one in my Amazon cart and when I get paid, I'll order one. I also have a second DVD player in there to use upstairs (to exercise to).