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How to Clean Your Mouse

Roller Ball Type:-

For cleaning your mouse you have to do the following work.

1. Disconnect the mouse from your computer CPU.
2. Turn the mouse upside down and twist the roller ball retaining ring in a counter-clockwise direction to remove the ring.
3. Remove the roller ball from the mouse cavity.
4. Wash the roller ball with warm soapy water and put it in dry place.
5. Replace the dry roller ball back into the mouse cavity.
6. Replace the roller ball retaining ring and twist it clockwise to tighten.


For Laser type Mouse:-

A laser type mouse requires very little care. Internally, there isn't anything required of you. If it should get a little dirty on the outside, just dampen a soft cloth with water and wipe it until it is clean.

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my mouse keeps sticking


is it a male or female mouse? "does it have a light or a ball"

To fix a ball type mouse
Remove the ball and clean the rollers with a pencil eraser

The light type mouse sticking is usually caused due to high CPU usage. To check this right click on the task bar and click start task manager. Then click performance. if your CPU is at 100% then that is why it is sticking.
I would start with a malware scan

Mar 02, 2015 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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My mouse and key board is not working it's an old computer the mouse just moves in direction .upand down.


Probably a bad mouse, I've had this too. Although, if it's an older ball type mouse it might be helpful to clean it. Remove the ball and locate the two roller pins that the ball operates. Clean off the gunk that builds up on these rollers & causes them to stick. Reassemble and give it a try.

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mouse only moves up and down not side to side


If it is a PS/2 mouse with roller ball, the horizontal wheel sensors are gone. No sense in trying to fix this roller ball PS/2 mice are really cheap. As far as the USB mouse you may have to install a driver. Depends on the operating system.

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Solution for the mouse. I have 8 KVM's. Most of my computers work with the KVMs. On 1 inland KVM the logitect and Microsoft optical mice do not work on one computer (but work with the other computers). They both are USB. I hook them up with a USB to PS2 adapter. If I use a ps2 ball mouse connected to the KVM the mouse works. All the Mice work if I directly connect them. Since I do not want a ball mouse I got a Frisby optical PS2 mouse. It works with all the computers on the KVM's.

I do not have a solution for the Keyboard yet. 1 computer (ASUS MB) on my trendnet or belkin 4 postion KVM does not recognize the keyboard.

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