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#1 computergeek522

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:35 PM

Hello all!

It's been a while since I posted here -- mainly because my beast of a computer has actually been behaving very well lately (knock on wood!). Now, though, I have a question. It may seem a little simplistic, but I honestly have no idea. I thought someone here might have some thoughts.

My mouse is being a tad touchy lately. I'm having trouble with jerky movements and slow response. I figure it must be dirty, so I'm going to give it a good cleaning out. I know the procedure, so I'm clear there, but I was wondering: I have a can of "Mega Duster" pressurized air that I use to clean my keyboard. Is it safe to use that on my mouse?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 01:06 PM

Hello computergeek522,

Is this an optical mouse or a ball mouse?
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 01:24 PM

Hi Alan,

I knew I'd forget to mention that! ;) It's a ball mouse.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 01:35 PM

If you look closely at the bottom of the mouse, you'll notice the it twists off to remove the ball. When you remove the ball, to wash in warm soapy water, you can give it a couple of blasts with the canned air. If you look closely, you will see 2 rubber rollers that the ball rests against. They will build up with hair and lint. I usually scrape it off with a small X-acto type knife
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