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Wireless Mouse Keeps Disconnecting – How to Fix

Having your wireless mouse constantly disconnect can be frustrating and disrupt your workflow. In this article, I will provide solutions on how to fix this issue.

Inspect for Hardware and Battery Problems

Wireless mouse with disconnected icon

If your wireless mouse keeps disconnecting, first check for any hardware issues. Ensure that the batteries are properly inserted and have enough power to avoid any connection interruptions. Also, inspect the USB port on your computer for any damage or debris that could be affecting the connection. Make sure the mouse is within range and not experiencing any interference from other devices that may be causing the disconnection. If the issue persists, try using the mouse on a different computer to see if the problem lies with the mouse itself or your computer’s hardware.

Adjust USB Power and Selective Suspend Settings

Setting Instructions
USB Power Management 1. Go to Device Manager on your computer.
2. Expand the “Universal Serial Bus controllers” section.
3. Right-click on each USB Root Hub and select “Properties”.
4. Go to the “Power Management” tab and uncheck the box that says “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
Selective Suspend Settings 1. Go to Control Panel on your computer.
2. Click on “Power Options”.
3. Select your current power plan and click on “Change plan settings”.
4. Go to “Change advanced power settings”.
5. Expand “USB settings” and then “USB selective suspend setting”.
6. Set both “On battery” and “Plugged in” to “Disabled”.

Update and Reinstall Mouse Drivers

To update and reinstall mouse drivers, first, navigate to the Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start menu and selecting it. Locate your mouse under “Mice and other pointing devices”. Right-click on your mouse and select “Update driver”. Choose to search automatically for updated driver software. If that doesn’t work, right-click on your mouse again, select “Uninstall device”, then unplug and replug your mouse. Windows should automatically reinstall the drivers.

If your wireless mouse keeps disconnecting, updating and reinstalling the mouse drivers can help resolve the issue.

Address Electromagnetic Interference and Recharging Issues

A tangled mess of wires and a depleted battery icon.

If your wireless mouse keeps disconnecting, it may be due to electromagnetic interference. To fix this issue, try moving any electronic devices near your computer that may be causing interference. Additionally, make sure your mouse is fully charged by recharging it regularly. If the problem persists, check for any software updates for your mouse or its drivers.

You may also want to consider using a USB hub to connect your mouse to avoid any power supply issues from your computer.


Why does my wireless mouse keep shutting off?

Your wireless mouse may keep shutting off due to a faulty USB port or a damaged mouse cable. Try troubleshooting by plugging the mouse into a different USB port or using a different mouse cable to see if that resolves the issue.

How do I fix my mouse USB keeps disconnecting?

To fix a USB mouse that keeps disconnecting, you can try changing the power settings in Windows to prevent it from turning off the device. Additionally, checking the USB port for any physical damage or using a different port could also help resolve the issue.

How do I stop my Bluetooth mouse from disconnecting?

To stop your Bluetooth mouse from disconnecting, you can adjust the power management settings of the Bluetooth adapter. Make sure the option to allow the computer to turn off the device to save power is unchecked.

Why does my mouse stop working randomly?

Your mouse may stop working randomly due to power issues, driver problems, or outdated system software. Try troubleshooting by checking the battery, charger, USB port, or Bluetooth connection. Updating drivers and software may also help resolve the issue.

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