Solved Dropped mouse in soda.

May 11, 2013 at 00:40:26
Specs: Windows 8
How to fix mouse dropped in soda? I accidently dropped my $30.00 Hewett Packard mouse in a glass of soda. I grabbed the mouse before it sank to the bottom of the glass I then took the batteries out cleaned my mouse and let it dry, After replacing the old batteries with new ones to my surprise my mouse worked fine for about three days now it won't move the pointer on my screen. I have taken the batteries out again also reset the connection button on the bottom of my mouse the pointer still won't move on laptop screen. When I turn my mouse on it lights up and tries to move then it just stops. I NEED HELP!!

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May 11, 2013 at 01:20:21
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I think you have two choices. Choice 2 is likely the best...

Choice 1...take it apart (usually one screw hidden under a label), swish the parts around in water for a few minutes, dry it with a hair dryer (or just let it air dry) set on no heat or lo heat, put it back together, and hope for the best.

Choice 2...Drop it one more time. In the trash.

I'm not even gonna ask how this happened...

Good luck :)

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May 11, 2013 at 06:00:43
Liquid and mice don't get on well. I can't understand why you even bothered to ask for help on this. A new mouse is not expensive and that to me is the most obvious thing to do, unless your existing mouse is made of solid gold and costs a fortune to replace.

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May 11, 2013 at 06:40:51
If you put the batteries back in without cleaning it properly, it's probably finished. It's the continued flow of electricity that will cause components to break if the device isn't clean.

Take it apart, clean it thoroughly and let it dry - before seeing if it still works!

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May 11, 2013 at 17:03:01
Try another mouse in the same port to make sure the port wasn't damaged by plugging a possibly defective mouse into it.

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May 12, 2013 at 16:58:23
I asked for HELP because I needed HELP!!

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May 12, 2013 at 17:07:00
Thank you so much for your HELP. After trying your first suggestion I will need to buy another mouse.

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May 12, 2013 at 20:11:49
I think most of us would have just replaced the mouse. If you do not really need a wireless mouse, a wired one can be cheaper, more accurate, and more reliable (not to mention that the 'tail' will help prevent it from dropping as the wire can be quickly grabbed and the mouse will be caught or redirected).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 18, 2013 at 10:49:31
This was the best answer to my problem. I bought a $30.00 mouse on sale at Staples for $19.95 it works great. Thanks for the HELP!!

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