How do I clean my mouse? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-21-2005, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 171
Default How do I clean my mouse?

My mouse feels kind of dirty so anyone have any idea on how I should clean my mouse?
__________________

__________________
Performance Rater
| Amd 4400 X2|74gb Raptor|DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR|eVga 7800 GTX|ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED|G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB|NZXT Nemesis Elite|Antec TPII 550 Watt PSU|
Sp4rtan is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5
Default

Is it a ball mouse? If so, you should maybe think about getting an optical / laser mouse, as they require much less cleaning and are very cheap now... Otherwise take out the ball, and wipe it with a damp cloth, then clean the rollers in the bottom.

If its a laser mouse, all you can really do is clean the bottom with a damp cloth or a pc cleaning wipe.
__________________

adamwalker13 is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 03:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 171
Default

I have an optical mouse*

And The top of it feels dirty, kind of oily

And I should unplug the mouse when I do this ?
__________________
Performance Rater
| Amd 4400 X2|74gb Raptor|DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR|eVga 7800 GTX|ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED|G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB|NZXT Nemesis Elite|Antec TPII 550 Watt PSU|
Sp4rtan is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 03:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5
Default

hmmm...

Best thing to do would probably just be to wipe it with a damp cloth, possibly with some kinda cleaning solution, then dry it off with a towel. Or even take it apart and give each part a good clean just for extra cleanliness
adamwalker13 is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 03:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 426
Default

Should be able to clean with a damp (water) cloth. After you mouse is clean make sure you wash your hands a few times a day.
__________________
I\'m happy with it.
X2 4400+
ATI X1800 XT
2x1gb Corsair XMS CL2
1 Raptor 74 gig
ABIT AN8 Ultra
OCZ Powerstream 520w
BColes is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 07:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,319
Default

nice computer btw
__________________

Avalanch3 is offline  
Old 11-21-2005, 10:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 765
Default

Rubbing alcohol + kleenex. Make sure you dont get any alcohol on any circuitry though lol. Make sure your hands are clean before using the mouse, dont eat oily foods at yoru computer like chips etc..
__________________

septoid2 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.