Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Ever Wondered How to Keep Your Computer's Mouse Clean

As you may know a clean and sanitary desktop is both pleasing to the eye and hygienic. Cleaning your computer equipment frequently promotes and makes for a neater and healthier workspace. keyboards and mice requires frequent cleaning as they are handled more frequently, usually by several people. 

The steps below are guaranteed to get your computer's mouse clean:

  1. Remove the trackball from the bottom of your mouse: (in the case of an optical mouse, you may have to skip to Step 5.) Twist and pull off the plastic cover holding the mouse trackball in place. Take care not to lose any pieces. A gentle shaking may be required to free the ball from the mouse.
  2. Clean inside the mouse: Take a cotton swab and run it along the inside of your computer mouse, picking up any lint or dust. Pay special attention to the rollers or other sensors inside the mouse as they are  very sensitive, taking care not to press too hard on them. Not forgetting to clean the inner surface of the trackball's plastic cover too.
  3. Wipe down the trackball: A clean trackball will roll smoothly without jumping. Moisten the cloth with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol and wipe down the trackball. Then dry the ball with a lint-free cloth before replacing into the computer mouse
  4. Re-insert the trackball into the mouse: Flip the mouse back over and place the ball inside. Fit the plastic cover on and twist it securely into place. Test the mouse by rolling it around to ensure that it was replaced properly.
  5. Wipe down the body of your mouse: Using the isopropyl alcohol, thoroughly wipe the surface of the mouse, paying close attention to the buttons and scroll wheel. If you have an ergonomic mouse, with curves and crevices, use cotton swabs to clean hard-to-reach areas. If you want to clean a sensor on an optical mouse, gently use a cotton swab with alcohol. Wipe down the mouse cord as well, unless you have a wireless mouse.
  6. Remember to check your mouse pad: You may also want to clean the mouse pad, which may have accumulated dust and oil that will transfer to your mouse.

So, there you have it. Six steps to clean your computer mouse.

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