How to Fix USB Mouse Problems Quickly

The computer mouse is a very essential tool in how you navigate and operate your PC, which means that if this device grinds to a halt then a problem arises, so take the time to fix it. Many USB mouse problems can be easily solved with a few simple steps:

One, clean the mouse

USB mouse can cause trouble when its parts get dirty or grimy. If your device becomes to stick, you need to clean it. For a roller mouse, take the mouse apart, clean the ball with mild soap and warm water, clean the internal rollers carefully with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol, and let them air dry. For an optical mouse, you can use a cotton swab dipped in some rubbing alcohol to clean its “eye” on the mouse bottom and let it air dry.

Two, replace the broken parts

Sometimes if the mouse cursor moves ineffectively, maybe some part like the switch in your mouse is broken, so swap it with another new one and test.

Three, change the speed of the mouse tracking

If the mouse pointer is too slow or too sensitive, try the following steps:

Step 1 Start – Control Panel – Mouse

Step 2 choose the Pointer Options tab

Step 3 On the first section of this box, you can see Select a pointer speed, and adjust the slide bar there to change the speed of the tracking.

Four, check the connections

Because the pointing device is constantly being used and moved, it can occasionally be unplugged from the computer. If your mouse can not be detected by your computer or it stops working from time to time, you need to make sure the cord and the USB port are both in the good-working condition and the cable is securely plugged into the USB port.

Five, install mouse drivers

If cleaning and checking the mouse doesn’t work, you may need to reconfigure the mouse driver. Try to uninstall and reinstall your mouse driver or download a driver tool like <a rel=”nofollow” onclick=”javascript:ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’, ‘/outgoing/article_exit_link/3065578’);” href=””>Driver Helper</a> to help you perform it automatically.