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Left click stopped working on HP optical mouse

Went to mouse properties and switched left click functions to right click as a temporary work around..... any guesses what might be causing this?

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Bad contacts? Honestly, these should be considered consumables. Should just pick up a new one for 10 bucks.

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this may mean it is dirty under the button, see if you can clean with a cotton swab, if it still does not work click start > right click my computer > properties > hardware tab > device manager > select the mouse and right click properties > click the roll back driver button.

i know you cannot click, which is why you will need to press the tab button a few times, this will move the selection around then you can press enter when it gets to the desired button.

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Similar problem which I resolved today.
I have a hp wireless mouse model no. 5189URF. I bought this in hp online in April 2009. It needs 2 x AA Alkaline batteries.
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1. Removed battery cover.
2. Removed batteries below which 2 screws exist.
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This problem of yours has a simple solution:just change the left push to on switch.desolder the original one, get a switch from the local electronic market of the same type(if possible OR another one which will b placed correctly on d pcb and which ensures that d click works)
The problem is that the spring in d switch has lost it's physical properties,which is a aging problem.
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