How to clean a computer mouse    

Care to have the time to clean a computer mouse, either optical or ball mouse. If you think you can not click where you want no matter how much you try, perhaps due to the roller mouse is dirty or that the area is fit for the laser mouse. It removes dirt, grime, viscosity and other disgusting things of your mouse through these steps.

Turn off the computer and unplug the mouse

Do what is best for you. The main thing here is to avoid electric shock or damage to the computer while you clean.

Turn the mouse and remove the ball if necessary

If your mouse is a traditional one with a ball, you’ll need to remove it to do a good cleaning. You should be able to rotate or slide the plastic ring that holds the ball, to remove it easily. There should be arrows on the ring; they tell you how they should be rotated to remove it. Remove the ring and ball carefully and leave them in a safe place. You do not want to remove the ground ball when falling under the desk.

If you have an optical mouse (with a laser instead of the ball), just give it back. That was simple, was not it?

If your mouse has a scroll wheel (the type with a wheel at the top) you should be able to easily lift the fixture out. As with the conventional mouse, be careful where you leave the wheel to find it later. You can also turn it around and clean the bottom of the mouse if you wish.

Clean the inside of the mouse 

Traditional trackball or mouse

Once you took the ball mouse you’ll have some components inside which may be dust or dirt. You can clean this either by removing dirt and debris with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol (but not soggy – will not want to remain a liquid inside) or by using a toothpick, pin or needle to gently scrape. Do not worry if you fall more waste inside. Simply turn the mouse and gives a small blow to fall through the hole below.

* If none of these methods works for you, you can try to remove the dirt with a can of compressed air. Make sure you hold the can at least 7 to 10 inches to the mouse when using it. Also you should always keep the can upright, because it contains harmful chemicals that can leak if not handled with care.

cleaning a computer mouse

Optical Mouse

You should not clean the area of ​​the laser mouse. However, if the hole is seriously plagued by dust and dirt, you can moisten a cotton swab with alcohol to clean it thoroughly. You can also use it to clean the pads on the bottom of the mouse. After doing dry them with a cloth or piece of paper to remove any remaining dirt.

* Do not try to disassemble the mouse to clean inside. Bring many more problems than benefits and it will take a lot of time trying to put it together again.

Clean the top and sides of the mouse

Use a handkerchief, an old shirt, a microfiber cloth or other lint-free cloth to clean the outside of the mouse. You can dip the cloth in warm water or alcohol use (if you want you can add a spoon of sugar soap and mix it with water to create a cleaning solution).

The cloth should only be damp. If you are processing, school prior to use. Do not want to risk getting water into the mouse. Take again the toothpick, pin or needle if you need to remove dirt or dust from the cracks. If you remove the mouse ball, also fail to clean it with a rag. And if you prepare a mixture of warm water and soap, you can wet the mouse mat and rub it with a sponge.

Dry well the mouse

Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe any excess cleaning solution or water outside the mouse before reconnecting it to the computer, and if you have ball, also dry it well. If you accidentally introduce liquid into the mouse, you will have to leave it to air dry on the counter or table, which may take a day or more. If you are lucky and it works by drying be grateful but do not do it again.

Replace the ball (if necessary) and connect the mouse to the computer again

That’s it. Now you have a cute, bright and clean with the mouse to work. Only reconnect and power on your computer to redo clicks.

Hover clean

No matter what you do, your mouse gets dirty with regular use, so it’s a good idea to clean it every couple of weeks, more if you work in a particularly dusty and dirty place. The more you keep the place clean, the longer the case. Can not bear the thought of having to clean that dirty mouse again? Do not forget: the mice are quite expensive to replace.


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