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Old 11-06-2010, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I lent a spare USB mouse to my friend for about a month, I asked for it back when I got my new laptop. Problem is, he must bathe in grease or something 'cos it's really **** greasy on the sides and top.

Anyone know the best way to clean it? It's rather... nasty to touch. Usable, just... yeuch.
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Can we get a picture of this? I think alcohol and distilled water should do it, Just let it to dry so you don't kill your laptop.
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It's not really visible (the grease, not the mouse), but really obvious when you pick it up.
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Ah, OK. Not like murky grease.
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As long as it is all external just use a warm damp cloth or paper towel. If you have them, use a pre-moistened bay wipe first to get it off and then use a damp cloth.

As long as you don't soak the thing you will be fine.
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I find rubbing alcohol to work really well at this sort of thing.
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Thanks for the advice, folks
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