Last week, all of a sudden my optical mouse stopped working and it would get stuck somewhere on my pc screen. Usually, this could be due to a mouse driver issue or due to low memory. So I deleted some of my old files and closed all the browsers that I was working on. But that was not a solution at all. Having no clue what to do, I tried to clean the mouse myself.
This is what I did...
- Take a damp soft cloth and first wipe the outer surface of your mouse. Then clean it again with a dry cloth.
- Now open your optical mouse with a screw driver.
- Tap of the dust gently with a clean white tissue paper or a soft brush.
- Once done, close the case cover of the mouse.
- Reboot your system.
To my surprise it worked and the problem was not due to a faulty mouse driver or low memory. Remember to also clean your mouse pad or the surface that you use the mouse with a cloth. Or else, the dust particles on the surface would again get accumulated back to your mouse.