Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 model 1359 mouse red light Stopped Working (Fixed)
Dru K replied on
READ THIS FIRST!!!!!
Everything in this help forum is junk. I had the same exact problem as you, there is a button underneath where you clip the USB stick to the mouse, it sticks. and tells the mouse that the USB stick is still clipped to the mouse. All you have to do is jiggle the button a bit and the light will come on. I know you posted this almost 2 years ago, but I am hoping that this can help future people.
Here is the link to the page that helped me figure that out :
I then discovered a forum post that revealed that my problem was actually hardware based:
I discovered that a small black springloaded piece comes out of the side of the area where the usb connector rests to turn it off. The small black piece is pushed back when the USB connector (notebook receiver) is pushed into the mouse. The small black piece was sticking and not coming all of the way out. I took a cotton swab and alcohol and cleaned around it and took a small screw driver and pushed it in and out until it freely moved all of the way out which turns the light on and eureka, it worked!!!! tweet
All I had to do was press the button a few times, and it became unstuck. This caused the light to turn back on, and the mouse started working again.
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In my case it seemed poped up, but i still pushed it down a couple of times and the light came up. Working!