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Can I still plug a mouse into a laptop with broken USB ports?

My cheap Dell laptop has finally lost both of its regular USB ports. (Sooner or later you jerk either the laptop or the mouse, and the little plastic rectangle snaps off where the USB plug connects to the laptop.) If I buy a USB-to-HDMI adapter, could I plug my mouse into my laptop's HDMI port? Or if I go to a repair shop, will they be able to fix the USB ports?
posted by destinyland on Jun 5, 2016 - 8 answers

Reliable wired computer mouse recommendations?

I need a wired USB computer mouse that is reliable, doesn't use a ball (so optical / laser) and has a scroll wheel. Bonus points if the mouse is also stylish. I'm willing to spend up to $50—(probably) not any higher.
posted by GlassHeart on Dec 18, 2015 - 14 answers

I got a plasticised-wire thing came with my USB Mouse. What is it?

OK, this is odd: I recently bought (online) a little (portable/spare) USB Mouse (fitted with a spring-loaded, self-retracting cable-tidier). Fine. The mouse arrived today, along with a Yellow, Plasticised-wire (pipe-cleaner type thing), which has a cute duck face at the end of it, and a strange forked-tail. No other explanation. (Easter, perhaps?!), but I suspect it's some kind of mouse cradle to hang off a laptop... I don't get how this might be used, but wondered if anyone here could explain what it was / it's proper usage to me. Ta
posted by Dub on Apr 10, 2014 - 11 answers

MouseTrapped! How can I make my mouse load faster in Win 7?

Why is my USB mouse the last item to load when Windows 7 is finished booting up? Sometimes I have to wait while it recognizes external USB drives, and in the meantime, I have no control over my mouse. Is there a way to change the order which my USB devices load? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Dec 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Toddler of Doom: Destroy! Destroy!

I have a cordless mouse for use with my laptop. Last week my toddler yanked the mini-receiver out of the USB port and managed to completely destroy it in a matter of seconds. Is it possible to replace just this receiver, or do I need to toss the whole thing out and spend another $25.00 on a cordless mouse? (Its a logtech mouse.)
posted by anastasiav on Mar 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie

Help me reconnect with my wireless optical mouse. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Mar 2, 2009 - 4 answers

How to get my mouse to wake up faster?

Macfilter: Why does my wired USB mouse take a second to start responding on my Macbook? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Jan 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Downsize my USB receiver?

Can I use a Logitech VX Nano wireless receiver with my MX Revolution mouse? If so, where can I buy just the receiver. [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Dec 17, 2007 - 5 answers

KVM + keyboard/mouse combo

Help me redesign my nest of cables and create a decent KVM+ system, with just the right kind of keyboard/mouse combo. [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jun 17, 2007 - 1 answer


What would happen if I plug a non-keyboard/mouse into the USB ports on my KVM switch? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Jun 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Why do my mice keep disconnecting from their usb ports?

My MS mouse will spontaneously fail, while in use. The USB plug claims that it has been unplugged, and the laser light turns off until it is plugged back in, and sometimes not even then. [more inside]
posted by duende on Feb 21, 2006 - 7 answers

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