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How to Clean a Wireless Mouse


As with our keyboards , our computer mice can get pretty cruddy, pretty fast. Keep your wireless mouse in optimal operating shape by regularly cleaning it with just a few simple steps.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 to 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. If the mouse has an on/off switch, switch it off.
  2. Using a spray can of condensed air, spray in between the scroll wheel and the click buttons if there is a gap there. Do not blow air directly on one spot for very long or condensation can form.
  3. Take a damp cleaning wipe and wipe the body of the mouse. Be sure to scrub at any stubborn marks and stains on the mouse’s bottom surface pads.
  4. Lightly dampen a cotton swap with cleaning solution. Use the swab to gently brush out any dust around the laser or LED. Do not wipe the laser or LED directly with the swab.
  5. Using a dry cotton swab, wipe the area around the laser or LED. Again, avoid touching the laser or LED.
  6. Allow the mouse to fully dry before using it.

What You Need

  • can of condensed air
  • cotton swabs
  • cleaning solution
  • cleaning wipes
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