Does your Logitech Mouse not work? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
My experience with Logitech mice in the past three years has allowed me to consider all possible causes of your mouse's loss of function. In this post, I will provide all fixes that will help you get your Logitech mouse working again!
The first thing you need to do is decide which type of Logitech mouse is right for you. If you are using a wireless Logitech mouse, please continue. If you are using a wired Logitech mouse, please skip to the next section.
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How to Fix Logitech Wireless Mouse?
Wireless mice from Logitech generally work pretty well, since they generally connect to your computer/laptop via a unifying receiver and a 2.4G wireless signal. Your wireless mouse may not work for any number of reasons.
You can fix a Logitech wireless mouse that won't work by following the six steps below.
1. Recharge / Remove / Replace Batteries
Your Logitech mouse might not be working because wireless mice work on batteries. Before doing anything else, you should make sure that the battery is fully charged.
If your Logitech wireless mouse is rechargeable, charge it and see if it works afterward.
Otherwise, simply remove the batteries and let the mouse sit for 5-10 seconds. Then, insert the batteries again to see if it works.
Last but not least, you should replace the battery with a new one.
Assuming you have tried new batteries but your Logitech wireless mouse still does not work, try the next method.
2. Connect the Unifying Receiver to a different USB port
Logitech wireless mice may not receive computer signals if they are not receiving signals from the computer.
It occurs when your wireless mouse's unifying receiver (the little USB accessory that came with it) is not working properly when plugged into a USB port.
Simply unplug the unifying receiver from your computer or laptop and connect it to another USB port. Usually, the mouse will start working again.
If none of those methods work, move on to the next one
3. Test on another computer/laptop
There may be a compatibility problem if your Logitech mouse cannot be detected on your computer. You can test this by connecting your mouse to another computer or maybe your laptop and seeing if it gets detected.
We can also get your mouse to work on your current computer if it works on another computer. Follow these steps to fix it.
4. Update / Reinstall Mouse Drivers
The mouse driver is another thing that could go wrong. As part of their standalone software, Logitech uses its mouse drivers to provide customization options.
If your Logitech mouse driver becomes outdated or obsolete, there is a chance that it will stop working.
You can fix this by going to the Device Manager and expanding Mice and Other Pointing Devices.
Yellow warning signs against mouse names indicate a problem! Now right-click the mouse name and select Uninstall.
When you reboot your computer after uninstalling the driver, the mouse should be detected automatically.
In case this does not work, go to Device Manager once more and this time choose Update Driver instead of Uninstall.
Select Search Automatically from the next window and your computer will install the updated driver for your Logitech mouse.
The updated drivers will enable your Logitech mouse to work!
5. Switch surfaces / Use a mousepad
There are optical sensors in most Logitech gaming mice. A few unusual surfaces, including metal and glass, don't work well with optical sensors.
Therefore, if your Logitech wireless mouse isn't working, you can try changing the surface on which it is used.
Ensure that the surface is not the problem by switching to a great gaming mousepad.
6. Try Connecting via Bluetooth
Wireless Logitech mice can be connected via Bluetooth in several models. If you cannot connect using the 2.4G wireless connection, then try using Bluetooth (if it is available).
Connect your wireless Logitech mouse to your computer first. From the Start menu, click Settings, then Devices, then Bluetooth & Other devices.
Choose your mouse from the list of Bluetooth devices that appears by clicking the Add Bluetooth device button.
Please check if your Logitech mouse starts working after successful pairing (I hope it does).
If nothing from the above steps works for you, the last thing you can do is resetting your mouse. To do that, follow the instructions from the next step.
How to Reset your Logitech Wireless Mouse?
In the world of technology, almost everything works after a reset, including your Logitech mouse!
Here are the steps to reset your Logitech wireless mouse.
1. It is common for Logitech mice to have a dedicated button for resetting. You will find it at the bottom of the mouse below the power switch (if there is one). Press the reset button for at least five seconds to do it.
2. If your mouse does not have a reset button, then you will have to do it manually. It is easy to unplug the USB port of the unifying receiver after removing batteries from the mouse. Wait a few minutes, then plug everything back in and test.
3. The software can also be used to reset your Logitech wireless mouse. Check the settings area of your Logitech mouse software for the reset option. This will reset your mouse settings to their defaults.
Any of the above methods can be used to reset your mouse and see if it gets detected and works properly.
Resetting also fails, then my friend, you're in trouble! Possibly, your mouse is permanently malfunctioning and you need to buy a new one. For some of the best wireless gaming mice on a budget, check out my guide to the best ones of 2019.
How to fix your wired Logitech mouse
As with any wired mouse, Logitech's mice are prone to “not working” issues. Fortunately, they can be fixed very easily. Let's get started.
1. Check the USB Cable
USB cables are used by wired mice (the wire connected to your mouse) to connect to computers and laptops. Most of the time, when your mouse stops working, the culprit is the faulty USB cable.
In games that involve rapid movements, the mouse cable may get stretched and the internal wires may break if you are using it for rapid movements.
Physical damage to the USB cable should be checked. A new mouse must be purchased if the cable is broken.
If your Logitech mouse is not working even with a perfect cable, move on to the next step.
2. Change the USB port / Computer
A USB port may die for one reason or another, and using such a port with your Logitech mouse will not work.
You can check if that is the case by switching the USB port you are using to connect your mouse.
If not, unplug your mouse from your current computer and connect it to another (or your laptop)
No luck yet? The last time I had a problem with my Logitech mouse, I used a short trick. Check out the next method.
3. Check for any Updates
Windows is the dominant operating system on PCs, so you must update your devices (including your mouse) regularly.
As a result, it is recommended that you check if any updates are available for Windows or even the drivers of your mouse.
You can do this by clicking Start, Update & Security, and then Windows Update. To get your Logitech mouse working again, simply download and install the update.
4. Restart Your Computer / Laptop
Lastly, restarting your computer or laptop usually works. You probably don't need me to tell you how to restart the computer. Duh!
Plug your mouse USB cable into any of the available USB ports after restarting the computer to see if your Logitech mouse starts working. Alternatively, you can use the free click speed test tool on Windows and Mac to test your mouse.