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3 signs your mouse has completed its life

The mouse is one of the most critical parts of a computer. We all know that, and we understand that they wear out after some time. However, it’s difficult to say exactly when a mouse reaches the end of line grey status and when you should replace it with another one. Here are the three signs your mouse has completed its life and stops working:

  • Suddenly it freezes 

That’s what happened with my Logitech MX518 gaming mouse. It was working fine one day, then suddenly it would just switch off randomly. I did check if the battery was losing power, but it had juice in it. The only fact about it that I could think of is that the mouse was just two years old already (I know, can’t believe its age too), so I went to look for an upgrade.

Defective laser tracking is a common reason for the failure of a mouse. The optics inside are subjected to high levels of stress, and if they fail, so does the wireless mouse. So it is important to have some mouse tests online to check keys. You can do it for free and know how smooth its clicks and cursor are with the optimal speed rate.

  • Abnormal cursor

If you’re using a 3D modeling program on your computer, it’s important to know how to tell if your mouse is dying. A standard three-button mouse simply does not work well with 3D modeling programs, which require the user to be precise with certain movements. 

When the mouse begins randomly slinging the cursor in a corner, or its movement feels sluggish, it should be replaced.

If you’ve recently noticed that the cursor is being uncontrollably flung around your screen, then it’s time for you to buy a new mouse. It usually doesn’t take more than a few weeks of use before your mouse starts dying.

  • Buttons get stuck 

Have you ever scrolled down a page, and then when you stop to rest your mouse, it continues to move under its own power?

In general, both buttons will function to move up and down web pages but only intermittently respond when clicking. The fix for this problem is simple. Remove the mouse button from the cover, spray it with a little degreaser and clean it thoroughly, and reinstall it in the cover. The mouse works just as same as before.

But if the problem is still there, go for the new one. 

The best thing to do with a dead mouse

If you see a broken or outdated mouse in the corner of your computer table, don’t fix it immediately. Slow down and see if you can fix or repair it first. The Internet is the best source of information about everything, especially when it comes to computer mice.

Computer mice are a super staple of the technological world, and they aren’t even close to being an overpriced purchase. In fact, you can get a decent quality mouse for under $30. Optical and laser mice usually cost a few dollars more than their counterparts, but their performance is superior to the ones of more affordable models. These are perfect for users who enjoy computer gaming, although they also work perfectly for office work and overall web browsing performance.


Ann Castro
Ann Castro
Ann Castro is a lead author at Techicy who writes on Technology, Home Improvement, and Businesses around the world. With a background in Journalism, Ann has a professional experience of more than seven years working with some of the big media companies. She is also an avid traveler, a singer, and a guitarist.


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