How do you fix your jumpy mouse?

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If this is a mechanical mouse, you need to clean it. Flip it over and pop off the bit that holds the ball in... its usually just a snap-on clip like what holds the batteries in your tv remote... remove the ball & have a look inside.

What you should see are 3 wheels. Two of them are at 90 degree angles from each other & a third is opposite the first two. The two 90 degree ones are the actual sensor wheels, one detects up & down movement & the other left & right. The third wheel is just a spring-loaded wheel that tries to keep the ball in contact with those other two.

Anyway, find a pencil with a good eraser & use the eraser to scrub off the hardened nasty stuff stuck to those wheels. Turn the wheels & make sure to get the crud off it all the way 'round. Also, if there is some bits of hair or lint wound up in there, use a pair of tweezers or needle-nose pliers to remove it.

Lastly, blow it out real good to remove any chunks of crud remaining inside, wipe the ball off with some glass cleaner or something, pop it back together & youre good to go!

If its an optical mouse, check to see if there is a hair or some lint on the eye (the little lens on the bottom.) Even the tiniest little hair stuck to that lens can cause all sorts erratic behavior. Clean it off with a moist q-tip or something & hope that does the trick.

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Try to stop it from squeaking...

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Well you can adjust the settings on your control panel so the mouse moves slower or you can invest some money in a new one.

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