How to Clean Your Mouse

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    How to Clean Your Mouse
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                                        Last Updated: 1/31/02

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How to Clean Your Mouse
          There's nothing more frustrating than trying to use an uncooperative mouse! It jumps, jerks,
          and generally ignores your movements. But, if it's just dirty, maybe you don't need a new one.
          It's easy to clean your mouse, and here's how!




Turn your mouse over. You'll see Lift the plate off.                  Tilt the mouse over and the ball
a round plate with arrows. Turn                                       will slide out.
the plate in the direction of the
arrows.




For most "mice," you'll find a     as well as two rods as pictured    The rods and the wheel will have
white wheel like the one here,     here.                              accumulated dust and grime on
                                                                      them. You can get rid of most of
                                                                      this by carefully rubbing a clean
                                                                      paperclip across them.

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You can also use a lint-free cloth
or moist cleaning pad wrapped
around your finger to do this.
Don't use your bare finger, as that
will deposit more oil from your
skin onto the wheel and rods.




Wash the mouse ball with mild
soap and water. If your mouse
ball is very dirty, you might see
this kind of dramatic change!




Be sure to dry the ball very          Don't forget your mouse pad! You
thoroughly before reassembling        can wash it by hand using mild
your mouse.                           soap. Be sure to allow it to dry
                                      completely before use.



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UF Computing & Networking Services
112 Bryant Space Sciences Bldg, University of Florida
                 P.O. Box 112050
          Gainesville Florida 32611-2050
                  (352) 392.2061
              <editor@cns.ufl.edu>




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