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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Open the package containing the mouse. Inside you will find a receiver and the mouse. Some models include batteries while others don't.
Open the battery compartment of the mouse. Insert the batteries according to the positive and negative signs in the compartment. Close the battery compartment.
Turn the mouse on. Depending on the model, the mouse may turn on automatically or may have a switch.
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.
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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