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I cannot get my mouse to work on my IBM laptop thinkPad. Any ideas???

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  • acskerr Jun 02, 2010

    Are you referring to normal mouse that you would plug into the laptop? If so, is it a USB mouse or does it have the small round PS-2 style connector. PS-2 connectors must be plugged in while the laptop is off, and then it will find it when the computer turns on. Please clarify...thanks

  • nbunke Jun 03, 2010

    It is a USB mouse. It is a Dell and have a light that shows it is on however it will not work. Just to make sure I turned the computer off, pluged the mouse in and restarted it again. Same thing, mouse lights up on bottom but does not move the cursor. I appreciate you trying to assist me.

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If its a usb mouse then I would try looking around online for a driver for it and downloading and installing this driver.

If its not a usb mouse make sure the computer is turned off when you plug it in.

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