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You can remove the roller for cleaning by untwisting the locking cap on the bottom of the mouse. Usually you have to clean the shafts that are turned by the ball. There are two, one for left-right, one for up-down, and there is a spring loaded roller. There is a gummy buildup on these that prevents smooth operation. I use a sharp knife to gently scrape it off. If the shafts are still sticky you may have to dissassemble the entire mouse. Hardly worth the effort unless you have some kind of high powered mouse with special features. BUT, this is not a symptom of a new mouse.

If it is new and does not work, you should consider returning it.
Also, consider an optical mouse. They do not have this problem.

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<p><b><span>Roller Ball Type:-</span></b><br /> <p><span>For cleaning your mouse you have to do the following work.</span><br /> <p><span>1. Disconnect the mouse from your computer CPU.<br /> 2. Turn the mouse upside down and twist the roller ball retaining ring in a counter-clockwise direction to remove the ring.<br /> 3. Remove the roller ball from the mouse cavity.<br /> 4. Wash the roller ball with warm soapy water and put it in dry place.<br /> 5. Replace the dry roller ball back into the mouse cavity.<br /> 6. Replace the roller ball retaining ring and twist it clockwise to tighten.</span><br /> <p><b><span> </span></b><br /> <p><b><span>For Laser type Mouse:-</span></b><br /> <p><span>A laser type mouse requires very little care. Internally, there isn't anything required of you. If it should get a little dirty on the outside, just dampen a soft cloth with water and wipe it until it is clean.</span><br />

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I can't control where the mouse goes unless I keep working with it. It's all over the place: kensington orbit mouse 64221. I have taken the ball out and tried to clean it.


It's not the ball that's dirty...

Take the ball out and look in the hole. You will see two rollers that control the cursor movement. The ball spins the rollers. These rollers probably have a bunch of gunk/**** on them. Remove the gunk buildup from the rollers and the mouse will work fine (fingernail is a good tool for this). Turn the rollers with your finger to make sure all the gunk is gone. If not, replace it with an optical mouse (no ball).

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My mouse and key board is not working it's an old computer the mouse just moves in direction .upand down.


Probably a bad mouse, I've had this too. Although, if it's an older ball type mouse it might be helpful to clean it. Remove the ball and locate the two roller pins that the ball operates. Clean off the gunk that builds up on these rollers & causes them to stick. Reassemble and give it a try.

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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.

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