Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 and 5000 Cleaning
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The mouse wheel can collect a lot of debris making it unusable.
- Author: DoesGoodJob Tech
- Time required: 30 minutes to 2 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
Disassembly to allow cleaning the mouse wheel. A #8 Torx Tamper Proof Bit will be needed.
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Be Extremely Careful There is a small spring between the housing and the base plate of the mouse. The ribbon cable that attachs the mouse wheel is tough to remove. It is compression fit without tabs. I needed to use a small flat blade screw driver to pry it out of the socket. The mouse wheel housing that clicks to the left and right is compression fitted on the bottom only. You can separate it from the other housing by lifting up on the bottom "hinge". The bottom housing is again a compression fit hinge attaching it to the base plate with spring.
Cleaning Time! Now all the plastic parts are separated you can clean them. I used a crest spin brush with simple green. Spray the large parts and then brush and rinse in the sink. For the smaller parts spray and brush over a container and then rinse in water in another container. Let all the parts air dry and use compressed air for the small parts before reassembling.