Yesterday I inexplicably started experiencing problems with my mouse - erratic movement, unresponsive, near unusable.
Now in the good old days, I'd get the mouseball out and wipe it a clean, and then scrape away any build-up on the roller-wheels inside - give it a good shake to dislodge any dust - and hey presto, all would have been good again.
But a year ago I purchased one of the Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse's, with the little infra-red light on the bottom.
So now this device has started to play up, I'm at a loss as to how to rectify it.
I've done all the diagnostic measures, and these have thrown up no clues.
I'm puzzled, as the mouse has not experienced any recent death-drop falls to the ground, has not gone swimming in any coffee, and generally looks in good health (on the outside)
As the mouse was bought around a year ago, the box/receipt is long gone - but I'll be annoyed if it means spending another £35 on a wizzy mouse.
Although there aren't any moving parts underneath to get gunged up, there is an LED and a light receiving diode. Either or both of these can get bunged up with muck and dross. Have a look underneath and try cleaning gently with somethiing soft (cotton wool bud?)