Logitech Mouse starts working after blowing warm / hot air using hair dryer


raksrules

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Elite
Its already late. Those gels wont work as the damage to the circuitry is already done. Get a new mouse.

Yes new mouse has been ordered using a shipping forwarder and I would want to use the moisture absorbents for new mouse and other things in the house.
 
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6pack

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ex-Mod
You could use wd-40 to remove moisture from old mouse too. Just spray a bit of wd-40 on a small piece of cotton and rub that cotton on the pcb. It will remove moisture after few hours and pcb will have a protective coating of wd-40 oil on it. I've used this method on remote controls, keyboards, old calculator etc.
 

raksrules

Well-Known Member
Elite
You could use wd-40 to remove moisture from old mouse too. Just spray a bit of wd-40 on a small piece of cotton and rub that cotton on the pcb. It will remove moisture after few hours and pcb will have a protective coating of wd-40 oil on it. I've used this method on remote controls, keyboards, old calculator etc.

It seriously works? I do have WD40 at home. I just hope it completely does not break my mouse.
 

6pack

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ex-Mod
It seriously works? I do have WD40 at home. I just hope it completely does not break my mouse.
Yes it works. Used it on my android box remote yesterday when the back key stopped working. After rubbing wd-40 on the entire pcb and the touch pad contacts half an hour later the remote started working like new.
 

raksrules

Well-Known Member
Elite
Yes it works. Used it on my android box remote yesterday when the back key stopped working. After rubbing wd-40 on the entire pcb and the touch pad contacts half an hour later the remote started working like new.

Thanks going to do this tonight and will see how it pans out. Have ordered isopropyl alcohol and it is shipped already so cannot cancel that.
 

Julian

om nom nom
Veteran
No need to cancel it but next time just get it from the friendly neighborhood medical store. You don't need 99% purity to clean PCBs.
 

raksrules

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Elite
Cleaned the mouse using WD40. Kept the PCB outside for 45 min - 1 hour and then put it back in mouse.
Will try using tomorrow morning when I turn on laptop for work.
 

Julian

om nom nom
Veteran
Umm, before the wd-40 you should have used the spirit and brushed it thoroughly. The main things you want to clean are the small leg pins of each IC. Wd-40 is really only needed inside moving contacts like the button microswitches etc. Doesn't matter, you can always use the spirit after the wd-40 too.
 

tech.monk

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Disciple

Greyfalcon

Member
Disciple
Be careful while ordering from this brand - I ordered the same thing but these ppl send me the distilled water instead (worst thing - I didn't realise it till I opened the bottle for usage).
Oh. Damn! Guess you couldn't even get a refund then.
So either all those reviews were fake reviews bought online or that particular seller is cheating people. Coz the latter happens a lot too.
 

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