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mouse challenge 192

No Life Club Posts: 2,705 One Day Closer To Death
mouse challenge
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:16:36 AM »
I dare you to clean your computer mouse and not

Mine is about 8 years old and scroll wheel was not spinning good. After I took cover off and tapped the bottom while holding upside down, all manner of filth came out; Lint, dust, dirt, skin, paper, food, eyelashes, hair, eyebrows,,,,and still not working good.

Hit with air duster, toothpicks and after about 1 hour I managed to wedge out a small piece of paper along with more debris from the list and its working like a champ, but it should be in the trash....after seeing this I don't think I will touch another persons mouse without a bottle of hand sanitizer nearby. These things are gross  :rofl:
« Last Edit: May 12, 2019, 07:33:03 AM by Blackbeard »

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Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 07:33:02 AM »
Good lord man!!  I have taken two of mine apart in the past and never all that come out. Sure some dust but that was about it.

Now, at work, I looked into one of the keyboards once. They looked like your mouse!!  Nasty!!!!




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No Life Club Posts: 2,705 One Day Closer To Death
Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 07:39:31 AM »
Good lord man!!  I have taken two of mine apart in the past and never all that come out. Sure some dust but that was about it.

Now, at work, I looked into one of the keyboards once. They looked like your mouse!!  Nasty!!!!




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It was probably worse then it should have been due to age and never cleaning it before, but it's probably worth the money just to buy a new one

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,984 I am geek, hear me code
Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 10:28:28 AM »
I usually just replace mine every 3 years or so... something always starts acting up.

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Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 10:37:50 AM »
Usually I clean it whenever I was munching on something, and bits and pieces fell into the crack of the keyboard, that happens about every few months. :popcorn:
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Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 10:40:38 AM »
Clean it every now and again, never seen anything too terrible.

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,984 I am geek, hear me code
Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 10:44:17 AM »
Actually since we stopped having balled mice and gone optical they seem to get less gunked up.

The good ole days of cleaning gunk off the rollers and washing the ball itself with dish soap...

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No Life Club Posts: 2,623
Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 11:16:26 AM »
Actually since we stopped having balled mice and gone optical they seem to get less gunked up.

The good ole days of cleaning gunk off the rollers and washing the ball itself with dish soap...


I remembered that!  Balled mice does require more regular maintenance...I wonder how do people clean those big ball tracker mouse though.
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Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 12:53:02 PM »
It was fun to take the ball out of a coworker's mouse without them knowing.  >:D
My modern adaptation is to tape over the sensor of an optical mouse.  :D

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Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2019, 02:06:38 PM »
It was fun to take the ball out of a coworker's mouse without them knowing.  >:D
My modern adaptation is to tape over the sensor of an optical mouse.  :D


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Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2019, 10:22:41 PM »
Haven't had a trackball mouse since we got rid of the old HP Pavilion from 2002 about 4 years ago.

For me, the switch in the middle button always fails within a couple years or so. I went with MadCatz (seeing as after the company went bust, their products were being liquidated at pennies on the dollar), and I've not had an issue with my RAT 1s or RAT M, and have the added benefit of programmable buttons for whatever.
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Re: mouse challenge
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 12:25:02 PM »
Haven't had a trackball mouse since we got rid of the old HP Pavilion from 2002 about 4 years ago.

For me, the switch in the middle button always fails within a couple years or so. I went with MadCatz (seeing as after the company went bust, their products were being liquidated at pennies on the dollar), and I've not had an issue with my RAT 1s or RAT M, and have the added benefit of programmable buttons for whatever.

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