Mini Wireless Optical Mouse Instructions

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Mini Wireless Optical Mouse Instructions
A mini wireless mouse can be used instead of a touchpad. (wireless computer mouse image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com)

Laptops let you work without wires. While most laptops come equipped with a touchpad, some people prefer to work with a mouse. A wireless mouse unit consists of a mouse and a Bluetooth or USB transmitter. A wireless mouse requires a power source since it doesn't receive power from the USB connection. Some mouse models use rechargeable batteries in a base, while others use disposable batteries. Check your instructions for your individual model.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the package containing the mouse. Inside you will find a receiver and the mouse. Some models include batteries while others don't.

  2. 2

    Open the battery compartment of the mouse. Insert the batteries according to the positive and negative signs in the compartment. Close the battery compartment.

  3. 3

    Turn the mouse on. Depending on the model, the mouse may turn on automatically or may have a switch.

  4. 4

    Remove the USB receiver. Most mini mouse models have a way to attach the USB receiver to the mouse. This keeps the two pieces together when not in use and prevents losing the tiny USB receiver. Some receivers fit into a compartment on the bottom, while others fit into a space within the battery compartment.

  5. 5

    Power up your computer. Plug the receiver into the computer's USB port. The computer should automatically upload the necessary drivers and installation data.

Tips and warnings

  • To protect the battery power, turn the mouse off when not in use.
  • If the drivers don't automatically install, navigate to the mouse manufacturer's website and download the drivers manually. The instructions and web address are listed on your instructions.
  • Never mix old and new batteries.

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