How to Clean a Mouse / Troubleshooting Mouse Problems
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How to Clean a Mouse / Troubleshooting Mouse Problems

How to clean a mouse/ Troubleshooting mouse problems Mouse is one of the most handled devices while working with computer. There are more chances of the mouse getting dirty. You must clean the mouse when it does not move smoothly or if the mouse does not work on first go.

How to clean a mouse / Troubleshooting mouse problems

Mouse is one of the most handled devices while working with computer. There are more chances of the mouse getting dirty. You must clean the mouse when it does not move smoothly or if the mouse does not work on first go.

 

Best practices before troubleshooting mouse problems

1. Unplug your computer before starting to troubleshoot the mouse.

2. Unplug the mouse from the system case.

3. Use a lint free cloth to clean the mouse.

4. Use isopropyl alcohol or any other suitable cleaning fluid to clean the mouse. If alcohol is unavailable, then a damp cloth will be sufficient to clean the surface of the mouse.

 

Precautions

1. Do not drop the mouse.

2. Do not pour alcohol or any other cleaning fluids directly on the mouse or mouse ball.

3. Never try to clean the mouse ball with any sharp objects.

Troubleshooting mouse problems

To clean the mouse:

1. Turn the mouse upside down and turn the cover in the anticlockwise direction to remove the cover on the backside. The arrows at the bottom of the cover indicate which way the plate comes off.

2. Remove the mouse ball.

3. Clean the mouse ball with a lint free cloth, which is dampened with a small amount of alcohol.

4. You can use tweezers to remove any dirt stuck on the wheels (also called rollers) inside the mouse and then clean the inside of the mouse.

5. Wipe off any first present on the cover of the mouse.

6. Place the mouse ball in the mouse and close the mouse cover.

7. Connect the mouse cable back to the system case.

8. Remove dust stuck to the roller and H and V bar.

9. Clean the mouse pad for better movement of the mouse or replace the pad.

10. Plug in the computer and restart to check whether the mouse is connected properly.

Troubleshooting mouse

If the mouse is slow and erratic, clean the mouse and see if the problem is solved. If not, start the computer and performs the following steps for troubleshooting mouse problems:

1. Click start and go the control panel.

2. Double click mouse. The mouse properties dialog box is displayed.

3. Click the pointer option tab and make the required settings.

If the problem still persists, swap the mouse with another computer and check whether the mouse is working fine. If it is working fine on the other computer then, the mouse port may be damaged or else the mouse may be defective.

 

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Comments (1)

This is an area that tends to get neglected. Excellent tips for mouse cleaning.

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