Windows 10 is a great operating system, but like all operating systems, it sometimes has issues. One such issue that many users have reported is that their external mouse does not work properly. In this post, we will explore some of the possible causes of this problem and offer some solutions. Keep reading to learn more!
One of the first things to check when your mouse stops working is whether or not it has a power light. If you do not see a small LED light on the bottom, make sure that your device is connected properly and then try flipping the power switch on the bottom of your device and see if this brings up an LED light. This will help indicate if there is power going to your mouse, but it does not necessarily mean that Windows 10 can detect it.
If you have already tried resetting your mouse, another possibility is that drivers may need to be reinstalled for them to function correctly. First, uninstall all software associated with your mouse from Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel by clicking here . Then, unplug and plug your device back in. Once it has been reinstalled, you should see a small LED light on the bottom of your mouse where you would normally expect to see one after first plugging it in. This is an indication that Windows 10 was able to detect it and reinstall the drivers correctly.
If this does not solve the problem, there are two more steps that can be taken. After these steps have been completed, you may want to check Device Manager for errors or hidden devices. First, please make sure that your device is compatible with Windows 10 . If it is, then please download new drivers from your manufacturer’s website (not Microsoft Drivers) and install them correctly , by following the prompts when they open. If these drivers do not work either, it is possible that your mouse has gone bad and needs to be replaced.
The very first thing is to check if there’s anything cracked or missing. Check the surface of your mouse carefully and also clean it while you’re doing so.
If it suddenly becomes sticky or silent when you click, it may be caused by a failure of the optical sensor, which suggests that the device is damaged.
If you’re sure it’s caused by hardware damage, it’s time for a total replacement, rather than having them repaired, given their relatively low prices.
Replug your USB cable
If you’re using a wired mouse or a wireless USB mouse, when it’s not working, the first thing you can do is to check if your mouse is connected correctly with your laptop. You can try to replug your USB cable or USB receiver into the same USB port or a different one to check if it works.
1) Unplug your USB cable or USB receiver from your laptop.
2) Wait for 1-3 minutes.
3) Plug your USB cable or USB receiver into the USB port correctly.
4) Try to use your mouse to see if works.
Update your mouse driver
If you’ve tried all of the basic troubleshooting methods but still fail to fix it, don’t be frustrated. Your USB mouse not working issue could be caused by an old, incompatible, or corrupted mouse driver.
A driver is a software that works as a translator for your mouse and your system. Outdated, corrupt, or missing drivers can always cause you lots of nagging issues such as the mouse not working, keyboard not responding, the game not launching, or crashing.
If you have tried all of these solutions and your mouse still does not work, please feel free to contact our support team for more assistance. We would be happy to help!