You may not give much thought to the dirtiness of your mouse until it starts behaving erratically or fails to respond at all. Because of this, many computer users wonder how often they should clean their mice. People often assume that this is a simple issue with a black and white answer, However, the question is quite diverse. First, you have to make sure what kind of mouse you have: optical or laser?
In this guide, we will specifically talk about How to clean a laser mouse
So let's start with the first step
As the dust gets accumulated, the four pads on the underneath surface of the mouse get sticky, increasing friction, therefore, causing difficulty in moving the mouse. To get things back in the right way, you must give a glance over all the necessary information we've combined for you.
At first, of course, the most important step is to disconnect the laser mouse from the computer's USB port. Turn your computer off to prevent any electric shock you can get. The laser of this mouse is extremely dangerous for your eyes so unplugging the mouse is very crucial. If the laser mouse is wireless, either take out batteries or simply turn it off.
Then take a white piece of paper and place it on your desk. Keep the laser mouse in your hand and move it a few times from top to bottom on that paper bearing in mind that you have to apply moderate pressure while doing so.
Once you're with this, you'll be surprised to see a layer of grease and dirt on the paper. Hopefully, most of it would have been removed, if not nothing to be worried about. Just take a slightly wet piece of cloth and clean with it. Repeat the process a few times and use nails to remove leftover grease. Dirt accumulated around the pads can be removed using a toothpick. The rubbing alcohol can help you get rid of hardened grease that is almost impossible to remove. Utilize a Q-tip to remove unwanted particles around the laser sensor but don't apply pressure on it.
Dry the mouse with a soft cloth and for a few days, you are advised to let it fully dry before being used. Once it's dried, reconnect to the USB port if it's a wired one. If it's wireless put in batteries or turn it on and continue using your laser mouse.
Maintaining your mouse is essential to preventing it from becoming a health hazard and hindering your computer use. We hope this guide has helped you learn how to clean a laser mouse.
Now if you're done cleaning, it's time to enjoy.
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