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HP Wireless Mouse does not work

I spilled an ice tea on my mouse and now it does not work. Red light is on - changed batteries - used hair dryer on it - still does not work. Is there anything I can do? Also, if I have to replace it, can I get any Hp wireless mouse to work with my keyboard which operates just fine.

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Usualy there is a button on the device for it that conect to the pc.After pluging it in and software installed, you have to press this button on this to enable it power on for the mouse to work...

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that is quite the spill! First power off and unplug the mouse.

if the spill was low and the lense on the mouse if fouled, then a quick wipe with a wet windex or achol on a towel will clean the lense. if it is not and was a heavey spill then you may need a Q tip to lightly clean the laser/LED. If this was on top of the mouse and it shorted out unless you are talented at a solder iron, just toss the mouse and get a new one.
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