1. unscrew both philips screws inside the battery compartment (the ones that are below the batteries). There are two more under the front glide-pads, these go off easily with a sharp knife. Now open up.
2. in the top cover, unscrew both remaining screws. Then release the blue part of the cover a bit by pressing the two latches in the middle. Now shift the whole blue cover forward (button pins must go past the plastic holding them back.
3. Look at the black plastic top cover. You will see the metal plate of the battery terminals. The part below the left button will be lifted a bit (or may already have moved down by all the handling so far. Push it flush with the plastic top, and put some superglue between metal and plastic to lock it in place.
4. reassemble. Done
You'll need a small Phillips screwdriver. A size 0x40 works nicely. Also get a penknife or Xacto knife to peel the gliders off, and some superglue of some type.
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Remove the screws next to the + and - symbols. The other screws will be removed later.
Lift the edge of the foot gliders with a knife. Peel the sliders off. When you remove them, the adhesive will be useless. Rub it off with your finger and discard. Set the gliders aside.
Remove the screws.
Lift the upper shell away from the base.
Remove the two remaining screws that hold the blue top to the rest of the shell.
These screws are smaller than the four screws removed in prior steps. Keep them separate from the other four.
Push the 2 blue tabs toward the centerline of the mouse, using your fingernail or small screwdriver. This will release the blue plastic from the black shell.
Wiggle the blue top off of the black shell. It won't take much force at all.
Look at the black shell. The problem is that the battery contact has lifted out of the plastic, preventing the left button of the blue shell from being depressed. The top edge of the metal should be flush with the black plastic.
Push the metal back down into its slot. I used the side of my screwdriver.
Apply the glue. I used Krazy Glue with the brush applicator. This type seems to have a longer working time and took about 5 minutes to dry to the touch. I made myself a nice adult beverage while I waited.
I put the glue in two spots, which are the glossy areas in the picture.
Let the glue set if needed, and reassemble in reverse order. You will likely have to superglue the gliders back on after you put the screws in the bottom of the mouse. Make sure the glue is dry before setting the mouse down on your desk.
Done! The mouse should have a much nicer "clicky" to it now!
if it's really bothering you, like my apple keyboard was after a soda ended up on it.... WD40..... Depending on the cause of the problem, may fix it.
i used a significant amount, also cleaned the keys which are nice and white again, aluminum parts too..... WD40 is great....... it's not an oil per say......everyo