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Windows 7: Laptop USB mouse stopped working, and I'm clueless

30 Sep 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by perfecto1 View Post

I may have found an answer to the problem in the case of a usb mouse with cord which emits light but does not work/ is not detected by the system.

1. take the usb plug of the mouse.
2. on the side where the metal piece-that looks like a puzzle- meets, you have two holes. push slightly on the support of the strips of metal through those holes with a round stick so that this support is slightly elevated. (see picture).
3. plug in to check whether this solves the problem.

I don't actually know whether it's a problem of contact of the metal strips with the port, which i suspect it is, or internal, but this solved the problem for me.

Good luck to All.

Thanks Paul this worked for me today. I thought my MS Optical 4000 had died like my Logitech MX1000 but following your suggestion with the USB receiver worked. Thanks again mate!

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07 Jul 2015   #12

Windows 8.1 64bit

Thanks to marsmimar and bheddi, for point the electrostatic on my laptop. Check with a measure device for it and was accumulated full of static electricity, maybe because of the not so cold winter in Brazil but maybe also cause de dry air we have during the winter here.
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06 Apr 2016   #13
James Reynolds

mouse wont work laptop win 7

I solved why my mouse wouldnt work.
I took out the battery for 1 minute.
That didnt work.
I pressed the F5 or F6 key along with the FN , and it worked.
Sometimes we clean the computer and accidentally kit something we shouldn't.
Hope that helps.
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17 Nov 2016   #14

64 bit Windows 7

Squishing the plug works!
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 Laptop USB mouse stopped working, and I'm clueless

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