Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How to Clean your Computer Mouse Step by Step Guide

Mouse is the most sensitive part which we use every so often and it is very cheap compared to other parts. However it is so important to keep the mouse clean and smooth for ease of use.Cleaning a mouse

Cleaning mouse at least every 6 months is good for the long lives of it’s and smoothness. The time is depending on the use of mouse and the dust in your computer rooms.

Whenever you notice that the cursor doesn't move as smoothly over the screen as it should then it is the right time for cleaning your mouse.

Things to consider:
  1. Avoid spilling liquids on your mouse.
  2. Keep your mouse pad clean and dry.
  3. Use a slick mouse pad rather than a fabric one.
  4. Clean your mechanical mouse regularly.

Materials you will need:
  1. Tweezers
  2. A can of compressed air
  3. Cotton swab
  4. Rubbing alcohol

Cleaning your mouse:
  • Unplug the mouse from your computer (mouse has to be connected to the back side port of your computer)
  • Turn the mouse upside down.
  • Locate the plastic ring that holds the mouse ball in place.
  • Using both thumbs, rotate the ring in the direction of the arrows until it won't turn any further. If you don't have arrows, just turn it whichever way it will go.
  • Pick up your mouse and pour the ball and ring into your hand.
  • Set the ring aside and wash the ball under lukewarm water.
  • Set the ball aside and let it air dry.
  • Carefully remove any lint and debris with the tweezers. (You can use a couple shots of compressed air to remove some stubborn lint from the inside of your mouse.) Use caution to keep the can upright so you do not spray moister into your mouse.
  • Put some rubbing alcohol on the end of your cotton swab (do not saturate the swab) and swab the rollers and the inside compartment.
  • Let your clean mouse air dry. For you impatient folks, using a hairdryer on a low setting will work fine to speed this process.
When the mouse completely dry Re-assemble and plug it back in to your computer


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