PC mouse problems seem to occur at the worse possible times. It’s very frustrating to move your mouse only to realize nothing is happening on the screen. When an input device like a PC mouse stops working properly, the problem may be with the mouse, the computer, or even the operating system. A typical PC mouse will last for years with very few problems. When problems do occur, here are a few steps to help you identify and fix a PC mouse.
1. Shut down your computer, unplug the mouse.
2. Plug the mouse back in. The connector will either be USB or PS/2. A PS/2 connector is color-coded green and can only be inserted in one direction. Check for any bent or broken pins, then carefully plug it in making sure the connection is secure. Then start your computer and check if your mouse works fine.
3. You may connect problem mouse to another computer to verify that problem is with your mouse. Simply connect mouse to another PC, reboot it and check if it works or not.
4. Check for device conflicts. When you install another device on your computer it can sometimes cause conflicts with a PC mouse. Remove any new hardware and drivers you may have installed then reboot the computer.
5. Sometimes there is a possibility of mouse drivers conflict. It is recommended to reinstall drivers in this case. Open “Control Panel” then “System.” Select the “Device Driver” tab then scroll to and select your mouse. Uninstall any drivers that are listed. Unplug the mouse then reboot the PC. Reboot the system again, plug the mouse back in, then allow Windows to reinstall the drivers if prompted.