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How to disable light on mouse


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#1 giantatx

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:30 AM

Hi, I recently purchased this mouse: http://www.coolermaster.com/peripheral/mice/mastermouse-lite-s/

 

It has an annoying light on the rear which shines brightly when I'm sleeping.  Not the scroll wheel light which turns off with the button but the light at bottom rear.

 

I tried this suggestion but my BIOS seems to be set up differently.

 



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:08 PM

Either put a thin strip of electrical tape over the slot (and 3M is way better stuff) or open up the mouse and break off the LED.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:34 PM

Although the electrical tape suggestion is a great one, depending on exactly where the light strip is located you could have a problem with mouse movement if there's any contact between it and the surface on which the mouse moves (and it could also take a thin strip off, too).

 

If that's the case consider painting over the light strip with a couple of coats of black nail enamel or model enamel, either gloss or matte, or even some other color, as in sufficient thickness it will block, or at least very significantly dim, that light.

 

Tape is way easier if it works, though.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:18 PM

Magic marker may dim it enough.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 03:09 AM

Turn off the mains power to the PC overnight? (at the wall socket or using the power switch on the PSU if fitted)



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:05 PM

Turn off the mains power to the PC overnight? (at the wall socket or using the power switch on the PSU if fitted)

 

I doubt the question would have been asked if this were a viable option (or one that the original poster wished to pursue).

 

There are lots of us, myself included, who keep our machines running 24/7 whether by necessity or preference.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:28 PM

If turning off the PC does not meet the OP's requirements I expect they will just disregard my suggestion, although I regard it as  more sensible than attacking the new mouse with sticky tape, wire cutters, paint or marker pens.

 

My next simple suggestion, which does not involve turning off the PC or maiming the mouse would be to just cover the whole mouse with something overnight.


Edited by rqt, 14 August 2018 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 06:06 PM

I recall the optical mouse for my XP computer in our home-office, the red LED was always on, PC on or off, which always caught my eye when going to the kitchen for water in the middle of the night. Eventually bought a black microfiber cloth for the screen which I'd toss over the mouse at bedtime.
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