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How to Fix an Optical Mouse of a Computer

Today we often use a computer to do something, and optical mouse is an important part of a computer. We can click the page that we want to see and choose the good from a shopping website conveniently by using the mouse. But sometimes the optical mouse may stop working caused by some problems, you should know how to fix the optical mouse of a computer so that you can save your money from buying a new mouse and enjoy it better. And here we list some common situations that may lead to the failure of an optical mouse and the solutions for them.

  1. Part 1: The wired optical mouse problems and the solutions
  2. Part 2: The wireless optical mouse problems and the solutions

Part 1: The wired optical mouse problems and the solutions

Situation 1: Failed connection between the mouse and the computer

The mouse stops working due to the failed connection between the mouse and the computer. Typically, there are two main issues that contribute to this result. They are either the failure of the port or the failure of the mouse itself.

Solution for failed connection between the mouse and the computer

Check the port that the mouse plugs into, change the mouse to plug into another port to see whether it is the port fail the connection. If it does, then you should just replace the failed port and just use the right one. If it is not the port problem, then we can say that you should replace a new mouse for your computer.

check port and mouse

If we have replaced a new port or a new mouse, but it still out of work, then we can go to situation 2.

Situation 2: Lack of power supplies for the USB port

The mouse stops working due to the lacking of power supplies for the USB port. In this situation, the mouse usually stops working as you start your computer.

Solution for the lacking of power supplies for the USB port

1. Go to Control Panel window, find and click Device Manager by typing it into the search bar located on the top-right side of the Control Panel window.

open device manager

2. In the Device Manager window, find and click the option called Universal Serial Bus controllers.

find universal bus controller

3. In its sub-item list, find USB Root Hub and right-click it to open an option list. Go on by clicking Properties option.

open property of USBroot hub

4. In the Properties window, click the option called Power Management in the top bar. Find the checkbox labeled with Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power and set it to be faked and click OK. Repeat the same action to all the options called USB Root Hub under the parent item Universal Serial Bus controllers.

set the power management default fake

Part 2: The wireless optical mouse problems and the solutions

The wireless optical mouse may stop working due to several reasons like forgetting install the battery or out of battery, the distance between the PC and mouse beyond the useful remote distance and so on. But most possible reason is that the driver has not been updated, and we focus on this problem and offer the solution.

Situation: The wireless optical mouse driver has not been updated

The wireless optical mouse sometimes need a driver to motivate it. As a software of a computer, the driver may need to be updated regularly.

Solution for the wireless optical mouse driver updating

1. Go to the Device Manager and find the option called Mice and other pointing devices, choose the mouse you currently use and right-click it to open an option list, choose the option called Properties.

find mice and pointing device

2. In the mouse properties window, choose the Driver button in the top bar. Click the button labeled with Update Driver to update.

update mice driver

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