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Ergonomic Mouse

OWNER’S MANUAL

EM 550GPL 
EM 550GPS

 


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Contents

Overview

Over view

Specifications

Safety Information

Instructions

Troubleshooting

Regulator y/Warranty Information

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Thank you for purchasing the 3M

 Ergonomic Mouse EM550. This wireless optical mouse 

is clinically proven to alleviate pain and discomfort in the hand, wrist or arm associated 
with the use of traditional mice.* Its patented, vertical grip design keeps your hand and 
wrist at a neutral angle.

Poor Wrist Posture

Good Neutral Wrist Posture

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* 1.  Aaràs, Arne and Ro, Ola. “Workload When Using a Mouse as an Input Device.” International Journal of Human-Computer 

Interaction, 9(2), (1997): 105-118. 

   2.  Aaràs, Arne and Ro, Ola and Thoresen, Magne. “Can a more Neutral Position of the Forearm When Operating a Computer Mouse 

reduce the Pain Level for VDU Operators?” International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, August 1999. 

   3.  Dainoff, Marvin J., Ph.D., CPE. “A Fitts’ Law Comparison Between Two Different Mouse Designs.” Presented at the 8th International 

Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, August 22-27, 1999, Munich, Germany.

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Overview

When you use a traditional mouse, you pronate your forearm and wrist and typically press 
your wrist and carpal tunnel area against the desk. This behavior can lead to repetitive 
stress injuries, which can result in pain or discomfort in the hand, wrist or arm.

The 3M

 Ergonomic Mouse works as a regular optical mouse—except that your hand grips 

the handle and rests on the base, and you use your thumb to left and right click. You can 
scroll in many programs by clicking the 3rd button. It may take up to a week to adjust to 
using the 3M Ergonomic Mouse. 

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not satisfi ed for any reason, you may return the 
mouse to 3M for a full refund within 30 days of the purchase date. Refer to the warranty 
section for instructions.

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Specifications

THIRD BUTTON 
Enables scrolling in 
some applications

LEFT CLICK

USB RECEIVER 
For wireless operation

RIGHT CLICK

VERTICAL HANDLE 

Design keeps wrist 

in neutral position

SOFT TOUCH

Finish for 

added comfort

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Specifications

CONNECT BUTTON 
Located on 
mouse underside

BATTERY COVER

 Push latch 

inward to open

POWER SWITCH

LED/OPTICAL 

SENSOR 

Illuminates in red

when power is on

The 3M

 Ergonomic Mouse EM550 is compatible with the following operating systems:

Microsoft — Windows XP, Vista and later
Apple — MAC OS 10 X v10.4.X, v10.5.X and later
Linux distributions

Requires two (2) 

AAA batteries 

(included)

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Safety Information

 CA UTION

To reduce the risks associated with explosion and chemicals from a leaking battery:
—do not heat, disassemble, short, recharge, or expose the batteries to fi re or high temperature.
—do not mix used and new batteries.
 To reduce the risks associated with chemicals from a leaking battery:
—avoid eye and skin contact in the event that the battery leaks.
 To reduce the risks associated with high intensity light beam:
—do not allow children to stare at the LED light beam located on the bottom of the mouse.
 To reduce the risks associated with environmental contamination:
—dispose of alkaline batteries in accordance with applicable local government regulations.

 WARNING

To reduce the risks associated with choking:
—keep USB receiver, batteries and battery cover out of reach of children and pets.

Please retain this manual for future reference.

The following WARNING statement indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in 
death or serious injury.

The following CAUTION statements indicate hazardous situations, which, if not avoided, could result in 
minor or moderate injury.

Important Safety Considerations
• Use only batteries of the correct size and type (AAA - alkaline). 
• Orient the battery’s plus (+) and minus (-) terminals according to the markings found on the battery cover.
• Do not carry batteries loose in your pocket or purse.
• Do not leave batteries in the mouse for extended periods of time.

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Instructions

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Installing the Batteries.

Turn the mouse 
over and remove 
the battery cover.

1A

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Instructions

Slide the batteries 
into the battery 
compartment 
as shown in the 
illustration on the 
battery cover and 
replace cover.

To check if 
batteries are 
installed properly, 
turn the power 
switch to ON. 

The optical lens 
will illuminate in 
red. Turn the 
power switch 
to OFF.

1B

1C

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Instructions

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Connecting the Mouse to Your Computer.

Turn off 
your computer.

Turn off 
your mouse.

Plug USB 
receiver into an 
open USB port on 
your computer.

2A

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Instructions

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Turn on 
your computer.

Turn on your 
mouse. The 
optical lens will 
illuminate in red.

Press CONNECT 
button on USB 
receiver. Green light 
will slowly blink.

Press CONNECT 
button on mouse.

Green light on 
USB receiver will 
quickly blink for 
a short time, 
then stop.

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Instructions

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Move your mouse.

Basic mouse 
functionality 
will activate. 
While moving the 
mouse, the green 
light on USB 
receiver will 
quickly blink. 
While the mouse 
is idle, the green 
light will not blink.

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Your mouse is now ready for use. You can customize 
your mouse settings through your mouse settings 
utility included with your operating system 
(Windows, Mac, Linux).

Operate by moving 
entire mouse around 
on mousing surface.

Use the thumb 
button for left 
and right clicking.

 


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Troubleshooting

Symptom

Probable Cause

Solution

Mouse Not Detected

If lens is not 
illuminated red:

If green light 
on receiver 
does not blink:

Computer ports are improperly 
set up (for example, are 
disabled).

Confl icts among other devices 
connected.

Installed on an incompatible 
operating system.

No power.

USB receiver not recognized.

Check with your computer system dealer or 
manufacturer if you need help.

Resolve any confl icts among devices connected to 
your computer.

Compatible operating systems for the 3M 
Ergonomic Mouse EM550 are listed on page 2.

Make sure the power switch is ON.
Use fresh batteries and install them properly.

Make sure USB receiver is attached properly to 
your computer. 

Reconnect mouse to your computer by following 
steps in Part 2 above.

Cursor Does Not Move 
At All

Mouse not detected.

Optical sensor may be blocked 
by dust, dirt or crumbs.

Mouse is on an 
incompatible surface.

See “Mouse Not Detected” above.

Blow or brush the obstruction away with a soft 
cloth. However, do not insert hard objects through 
the opening.

DO NOT use your mouse on a transparent surface 
like glass or a refl ective surface like a mirror; on a 
rough or porous surface that is not smooth; or on 
a surface with complex graphic and color patterns.

Diffi cult To Control 
Fine Cursor Motion

You are using larger muscle 
groups to move the mouse.

It can take up to a week to train new muscle 
groups to mouse and gain fi ne cursor control.

Slow down the pointer speed or acceleration in 
your operating system’s mouse utility software.

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Regulatory Information

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For Customers in Europe
              
“CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection.
              This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV] indicates separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU countries.
              Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse.
              Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for the disposal of this product.

FCC ID: F4Z44K3FDP-MS9101
Modifi cations to this device shall not be made without the written consent of 3M Company. Unauthorized 
modifi cations may void the authority granted under Federal Communication Rules permitting the operation of 
this device.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant 
to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful 
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy 
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio 
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. To 
determine if your mouse is causing interference to other radio-communication devices, disconnect the device 
from your computer or remove the device batteries. If the interference stops, it was probably caused by the 
mouse. If the interference continues after you disconnect the mouse, or remove the batteries, turn the computer 
off and then on again. If the interference stopped when the computer was off, check to see if one of the input/
output (I/O) devices or one of the computer’s internal accessory boards is causing the problem.  Disconnect the 
I/O devices one at a time to see if the interference stops.

If this hardware device does cause interference, try to correct the interference by one or more 
of the following measures: 
•  Relocate the antenna of the other radio-communications device (for example AM/FM radios, televisions, baby 

monitors, cordless phones, etc.) until the interference stops. 

•  Move the hardware device farther away from the radio or TV, or move it to one side or the other of the radio or TV. 
•  Plug the computer into a different power outlet so that the hardware device and radio or TV are on different 

circuits controlled by different circuit breakers or fuses. 

•  If necessary, ask your computer dealer or an experienced radio-TV technician for more suggestions. 

This product is rated as a commercial product for operation at 32°F (0°C) ~ 104°F (40°C).

 


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Limited Two-Year Warranty for 3M

 Ergonomic Mouse EM550

3M warrants to the owner of this new product that it is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service 
for two years from the original date of purchase. The warranty does not include normal wear and tear or failure due to operator 
misuse, carelessness or any accidental cause. 3M MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, 
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
PURPOSE. If within two years from the date of purchase, the product proves to be defective or requires service, your exclusive 
remedy and 3M’s and seller’s sole obligation shall be, at 3M’s option, to repair or replace the product. If you have a problem with 
the product, please call our Customer Service toll-free number, 1-800-332-7483. If requested by 3M, you must send the product 
to 3M at your sole cost. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accidents, misuse, abuse, and lack of reasonable care. 
Limitation of Liability Except where prohibited by law, 3M and seller will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from this 3M 
product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, 
negligence or strict liability. This warranty gives you specifi c legal rights, and may vary from state to state. The foregoing Limited Two-Year 
Warranty and Limitation of Liability language may be changed only by a written agreement signed by authorized offi cers of 3M and seller. 
Return Privilege This product is sold subject to the foregoing Limited Two-Year Warranty and Limitation of Liability. If you do not wish 
to purchase the product subject to these conditions, then you may return the product to 3M for a full refund of your purchase price 
within thirty (30) days after the purchase date. Call 1-800-332-7483 for return instructions.
Satisfaction Guaranteed If you are not satisfi ed with this product within thirty (30) days after the purchase date, return it to 3M for a 
full refund of the purchase price. Do not return it to the location of purchase. Call 1-800-332-7483 for return instructions.
This clause is not applicable to UK customers!

Warranty Information

Offi ce Supplies Division
3M Center
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

3M United Kingdom Plc
Offi ce Supplies Division
3M Centre
Cain Road, Bracknell
Berkshire, RG12 8HT
Tel. 08705 360036

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All Rights Reserved.

3M is a trademark of 3M. 
Used under license in Canada.

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