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Mouse Maintainance


If your are using a mouse with a ball inside, it will eventually start to clog up, this will happen eventually and the signs that it is starting to do this is when you move the mouse it doesn't respond as quick as you like.

You may feel like it is bumpy or the mouse cursor seems to stick in places when you move it on your mouse mat.

Here is a simple guide to correct that so that you can make your mouse feel smooth again.



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Turn your mouse over and find the cover that holds the mouse's rubber ball in place. Words or arrows should show the direction that you can slide or twist the cover to remove it. Take this action using two fingers.


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Turn your mouse over and find the cover that holds the mouse's rubber ball in place. Words or arrows should show the direction that you can slide or twist the cover to remove it. Take this action using two fingers.



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Keep your fingers in place on the cover and turn the mouse until gravity lets the ball and cover fall into your hand. Wipe or blow away any specs of lint as you inspect the cover and ball. You may use the cover as a stand to set the ball down so it doesn't roll away.


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Return your attention to the underside of the mouse and notice the three rollers spaced equally apart inside. Use your finger nail or cocktail stick to remove the lint build up on the center of each roller. A Cocktail Stick should work nicely as it won't scratch the roller itself.


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Scrape in a side-to-side motion across the build-up while slowly turning the roller until all lint is removed. Repeat for all three rollers.

Two of the rollers are held in place solidly while the third pushes back on a spring. This will be the hardest one to scrape, but it will come clean with persistance.


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The last thing you need to do is put the mouse back together. Shake out any loose lint clumps that may have fallen inside. Wipe off any lint from the ball and put it back in place. Then just return the plastic cover and turn the cover in the opposite direction to arrow to lock it back in place.

Your mouse should feel like it is gliding as it were new.


Optical Mouse


Cleaning an optical mouse is very simple indeed, just wipe each corner where the pads are underneath with some alcohol to kep it running smoothly. Make sure your Mouse Mat is clean from debris and fluff etc

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Re: Mouse Maintainance


Thanks Wiz...this is another good one for me. My Hubby constantly drops ashes on the mouse pad and clogs up our mouse!

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Re: Mouse Maintainance



sneakylittleangel5 wrote:

Thanks Wiz...this is another good one for me. My Hubby constantly drops ashes on the mouse pad and clogs up our mouse!




Sounds like me too.

Great tip Wiz!
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