I am happy I had a backup

@GardenGerty (112408)
United States
June 8, 2019 9:10pm CST
My mouse froze. On a hot day like today, my computer mouse froze. It has done this periodically in the past. I usually can unplug it, plug it back in and it works. Sometimes there is something blocking the optic eye part, and I can get it unstuck. No such luck today. I had a spare, wireless mouse in my laptop bag. I have thought it would be nice to use with the laptop, but I never have. I also had the thought that maybe my computer is too hot. So I turned it off while I ate supper. Put the little memory stick in for the mouse, and voila, I was back in business. I was glad of that. I guess it is good to have spare parts.
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• Agra, India
9 Jun
Yes...it always is. And I feel glad when the old ones can be easily fixed by me.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
Yes, we do not have time or money to have to go to the shop.
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• Agra, India
13 Jun
@GardenGerty I agree. A penny saved in a penny earned.
@arunima25 (22221)
• Bangalore, India
9 Jun
Good to have spare parts. They can be useful when needed the most. Glad that you are back to business.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
That way I was not down for very long.
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@arunima25 (22221)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
@GardenGerty That is good
@wolfgirl569 (17771)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Jun
Yes it is.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
I am more convinced that it was overheated, because the corded mouse works again. I also need to get an air cannister and blow out the fan.
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@Courtlynn (61694)
• United States
12 Jun
Its great you had the spare mouse.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
13 Jun
I think I will just plan to keep it on hand, just in case. I am glad I remembered that I had it.
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@Courtlynn (61694)
• United States
13 Jun
@GardenGerty I always thought id hate wireless mice, but I have one with my newer laptop and its easier than a wired.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
14 Jun
@Courtlynn No cords dragging in the way. Not very expensive either.
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@porwest (15707)
• United States
9 Jun
Indeed. Never know when something just decides to stop working. So having a solid backup is always a huge plus. Glad it worked out for you.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
I was glad I had the backup, it is nice to know it works. We have cool weather and the corded mouse works again. I need to do a solid cleaning of my cpu, also.
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@porwest (15707)
• United States
12 Jun
@GardenGerty I don't think I have ever cleaned my CPU and I have had this computer for about 10 years. Maybe I need to. lol
@LadyDuck (229409)
• Switzerland
9 Jun
If your computer heats too much, open it and vacuum the fan and remove the dust (use a soft brush) around the CPU fan. Be sure that is not too dry when you do this.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
You are right, it has been a while since I dusted the fans.
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@LadyDuck (229409)
• Switzerland
10 Jun
@GardenGerty As soon as the temperature gets up I hear that the fan becomes more noisy, so I open the computer and I remove the dust.
@DianneN (122100)
• United States
9 Jun
Lucky you! I’m clueless when it comes to computers.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
I am slowly learning.
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@DianneN (122100)
• United States
10 Jun
• United States
9 Jun
yes ma'am, particularly those mice! such's purty much a necessity with a desktop. ya leave yer puter'n when ya aint usin' such?? i've jest a laptop these days 'n 've a 4 fan thingy 't sits 'pon to prevent heat'p. i 'lso turn't off when not'n use. which might 'r mightn't be good fer 't??
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
I sometimes shut it down, I often put it to sleep. I may be wrong, but I believe it also makes you less vulnerable to being hacked. I always turn off the laptop. I do not have a cooler pad for this one, but I have had one in the past. I have also just put the laptop on an ice pack wrapped in a towel. I do not really like the one I have right now, so it does not get a lot of use except when I travel.
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@May2k8 (9243)
• Indonesia
9 Jun
Having it is good, without it I have to unpack it and check one by one and soldering it if necessary
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
You are smarter than I am as I would not be able to solder anything. I can dust, and that is about all I know to do. And try to keep it cool.
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• China
9 Jun
Spare parts may come in handy.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
Yes, they may. I was glad I remembered this extra. I keep it in a travel bag.
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@andriaperry (82954)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Jun
I have mouse for each computer too.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
I have used both kinds with my desktop in the past because I completely wore out the original, or at least I thought I had.
@TRBRocks420 (103547)
• United States
9 Jun
Always good to have spare parts.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
It lets me continue to be here.
@jstory07 (79957)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Jun
It is always good to have spare parts.
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@GardenGerty (112408)
• United States
10 Jun
Yes, that way I can keep on visiting.