How To Fix Mouse Sensor Problems

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If you are wondering how to fix mouse sensor problems, then you're not alone!

There are few things more frustrating than when you find your curser failing to move or glitching around all over the place, and sometimes not even the best mice on the market are safe from the occasional hiccup.

While cleaning your mousepad properly is important, there are other reasons for mouse sensor issues that have thankfully straightforward solutions.

In this article, we'll show you step by step how to fix your mouse sensor problems, no matter what mouse brand you have. Let's get to it.

How To Fix Mouse Sensor When It's Not Working Properly

Your laptop or desktop mouse may be giving you trouble—the sensor has stopped working correctly. This could be caused by many different issues. Fortunately, it’s not as complex as it seems. Here is what you need to do to fix your mouse sensor:

  • First, try uninstalling your mouse drivers. This resolves the issue in most cases. To do that:
    • Press Windows key + X, then select Device Manager from the menu.
    • Find Mice and other pointing devices, click on the arrow to expand it, then right-click the item under it and select Uninstall device.
    • Restart your computer.
  • If the problem persists, clean the area around the sensor. The dust and debris trapped in the cavity can interfere with the sensors, thereby causing the problem. Blow off the dust; we recommend using a can of compressed air for the best results.
  • Still no luck? Try a different mouse on your PC and see if it makes any difference. If it does, it's likely that your mouse is defective and needs to be replaced.
  • Alternatively, try your mouse on a different computer and see if it is working properly. If yes, the problem might be with your computer (could be some hardware or software issues).
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Hopefully, one of the fixes should work for you. If not, it's time to call an expert technician. Before that may be you can try step 3 in the next section as the last resort.

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How To Fix Mouse Sensor Not Lighting Up Issue

If you have a mouse sensor not lighting up, you might think the mouse is dead. But it isn't always the case. When your mouse sensor is not lighting up, try the following troubleshoot tips before shelling out money on a new mouse.

  • First, connect the mouse to a different USB port. A faulty port can be the culprit.
  • If you are using a wireless mouse, change the battery and see if it helps.
  • Also, there might be chances that the USB port is turned off automatically by the system. Turn it back on by:
    • Press Windows key + X, then select Device Manager from the menu.
    • Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
    • Double-click on the USB Root Hub.
    • Now click the Power Management tab.
    • Uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option and hit OK.
    • Restart your computer.
  • If all else fails, try the last two steps in the above section and see if that helps.
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In most cases, the sensor doesn't light up either because the mouse is dead or out of battery. In this scenario, you can fix the issue by buying a new mouse or replacing the battery respectively.

If you're looking for a brand new mouse, check out our top mice picks right here for what we think are some standout devices on the market today. And don't forget to have a glance at our best keyboard picks while you're at it. Hope you found this helpful. Thanks for reading!

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