Re: Why does my mouse drag?

dmmac@xxxxxxxxx (Dan and Margaret MacLerran) wrote in

> Hello
> I have a new Dell 3000 (purchased in march) and just recently my
> mouse doesn't run smoothly -- Sometimes when I go left to right
> -- it stops - I have to pick up the mouse, set it down and try
> to drag it again --- I've inspected the ball on the bottom and
> it doesn't appear to be dirty -- any other suggestions?

Dirt on the mouse's ball isn't usually the problem, it is dirt on the
rollers that the ball drives.

Undo the bottom plate to release the ball and remove it. NB the
bottom plate is sometimes a LH thread.
Check the rollers up inside the mouse for dirt and use a probe to
remove same.