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Lint-free Cloth + Alcohol
Authored by: GORDYmac on Feb 16, '06 07:35:50PM

If the ball stops scrolling, just dab a cloth in alcohol--don't over-saturate the cloth. Run the mouse upside down over the cloth. Works fine.



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Lint-free Cloth + Alcohol
Authored by: kikan on Feb 17, '06 05:59:04AM

Good idea, especially if you eat crisps or fat food when using it !

I've asked my children to wash their hands everytimes before they use the computer.

It's a good habit to take, for humans and hardware !

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Christian



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Lint-free Cloth + Alcohol
Authored by: joestalin on Feb 17, '06 01:54:14PM

Similar to what I do. I soak a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and spin it over the roller. Seems to work, so far.



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Lint-free Cloth + Alcohol
Authored by: parsifal on Feb 05, '10 01:10:34AM

Lint free cloth + alcohol is what worked for me. I was in a hurry so used a clean linen handkerchief and vodka. Just turning mouse upside down and rolling the ball around didn't work for me. I felt that suggestions such as depressing the ball and fishing around with a paperclip, or dismantling the mouse carried too high a risk of damage.



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Lint-free Cloth + Alcohol
Authored by: ebearcroft on Feb 23, '10 05:03:41AM

Handkerchief and vodka is the practical solution it worked a treat for me. Made me smile again...



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Lint-free Cloth + Alcohol
Authored by: leedsieweedsie on Mar 23, '10 04:13:08PM

i have been having loads of problems with my mouse and found this site whilst drinking a vodka and tonic! wiped it with neat vodka and it worked a treat - thanks for that - it must have been a sign :-)



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