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Re: [vox-tech] Mouse Question


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Mouse Question
  • From: Bill Broadley <bill@maMAPSth.ucdavis.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 09:50:13 -0700
  • References: 3ACB5243.3040205@afes.com

On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 09:56:35AM -0700, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> My Microsoft Intellimouse which came with this computer in 1997, is 
> beginning to act like those Mac mice do when they're dirty.  When you 
> move the mouse the arrow on the screen stalls out every once in a 
> while.  So I took the ball out and there was a lot of lint and dirt 
> inside of the mouse.  I vacumed out the opening of the mouse and cleaned 
> the ball with alcohol and a Q-tip.   Suprisingly, however, the mouse is 
> working just like it did.  Does that mean it's time to buy a new mouse?

The mouse ball rolls on rollers, which get cruded up (technical term ;-)
make sure they are clean and don't have a ring of crud where they hit
the mouse ball.  Often it's pretty persistant stuff that needs scraped
off.

Usually after similar it's some approximation of new...


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