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If the mouse has a ball, it probably needs cleaned along with the wheels inside behind the ball. Always do all maintanance with the mouse unplugged from the computer. You can see them when you take the ball out. Typicaly, you twist the cap holding the ball in and it just falls out. At this point, you can clean the ball with a mild cleaner and the wheels inside the mouse with a pencil eraser, pocket knife or a Q-tip with rubbing alcohol.
If it's an optical mouse (red or blue laser under the mouse) simply clean where the laser light is. If this does not work, then plug the mouse into another USB port. If that does not work, then restart the computer properly (not hard or soft reset). That should fix it. If not then the mouse probably is bad.
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
If you do have a mouse with a track-ball, then rotate the "ring" that holds the track-ball inside the mouse, to "unlock" the ring. Remove the ring. Look inside the mouse. You'll see two rollers.
Look for accumulated "gunk" in a ring at the center of each roller. Gently scrape each roller, to clean it. Re-insert the mouse. Re-insert the ring. Rotate it, to "lock" the ring into place.
If your mouse is the older ball type hold the mouse level about 12 inches off the pad and move the ball on the underside of the mouse with your finger. If the cursor moves you may need to simply clean any dust from inside the device and clean the ball. Open the open to release the ball. Theres a round plate on the underside around the ball. Turn it to the open position a remove the ball. Clean any dust from inside with canned air or a soft brush. Clean the ball with a small amount of alcohol and let dry completely. Replace ball and plate and you should be ready to go.
If you have an infrared mouse, your mousepad may be too glossy. Dry a pad with a dull finish.
unscrew the ring that holds the ball in place and remove the ball. clean out any lint, or dust, etc on the ball and inside the mouse where the ball sits and rides. once it is clean put the ball back in and replace the ring. that should solve your sticky mouse problem
If it is an optical Mouse it will need to be recalibrated. You cna do this in
Control Panel/ Mouse
Then Click on the Pointer Settings Tab and adjust the speed at which your mouse will move.
If is is a old ball mouse then you will need to start by removing the gromet that holds the ball in place on the underside of the mouse by turning it coounter clockwise.
Then remove the ball you will see some rollers inside and you will need a pair of tweesers to remove any accumulated debris on the rollers. then follow the instructions as above to see if that makes a difference.
Resynchronizing the keyboard and/or
mouse causes the devices to reconnect to the receiver using new
identification numbers. Use the following steps to resync the devices:
The following connection sequence must be completed within 60 seconds. If the sequence is not done in 60 seconds, start over.
With the receiver plugged in, press and hold the
button on the receiver until the activity LED flashes.
HP computers have receivers built into the front of the computer; such
as TouchSmart 700 Series PCs and Digital Entertainment Centers. Look
for a small connect button built into the case. If you have a
TouchSmart 500 or 800 Series PC, the receiver plugs into a USB port on
the underside of the case and does not have a connect button - skip
Figure 4: An example of a receiver1 - Connect button and LED activity lightFigure 5: Another example of a receiver1 - Connect button2 - Num Lock LED3 - Alpha Lock LED4 - Scroll Lock LED5 - Activity LED
and hold the recessed connect button on the underside of the keyboard
until the activity light on the receiver stops flashing. When you
release the button, make sure it does not stick in the depressed
problems persist after resetting AND there is another wireless keyboard
or mouse near, use these steps again, holding down the keyboard or
mouse button for ten seconds. Doing so may give the keyboard or mouse a
new ID number in case the other keyboard or mouse was using the same
button on the receiver again until the activity light flashes.
and hold the recessed button on the underside of the mouse until the
activity light on the receiver stops flashing. Make sure the connect
button does not stick in the depressed position.
If your mouse and keyboard have a USB receiver,
unplug the USB receiver, wait 10 seconds, and then insert into another USB port
- preferably into a USB port that is closer to the mouse and keyboard.
For example, if the USB receiver was plugged into a USB port on the
back of the computer, unplug it and plug it into a front USB port.
Probably needs to be cleaned. Turn it upside down and take the bottom
off that is holding the ball. Use a toothpick to pick the gunk out and
then wipe the ball off with a damp washcloth. Let it air dry or wipe
with a clean lint-gree cloth. Should fix it up. mine does that all the