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Light goes off & mouse stops working-have tried cleaning the light with alcohol on Q tip but doesn't help. it will stop working suddenly & start just as suddenly

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If it has a wire to the back of the computer make sure its plugged in tight sometimes tahey come loose. if its wireless change batteries. If neither buy new mouse.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009


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