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Introduction

You will learn how to remove the scroll wheel from mount.

Parts

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  1. Hold the mouse so that the bottom is facing up.
    • Hold the mouse so that the bottom is facing up.

    • Locate the #1 screw towards the bottom half of the mouse.

    • Take the 4.76 mm Phillips screwdriver and unscrew the #1 screw.

  2. Place the mouse so that the bottom is resting against a hard surface . Gently lift the top cover of the mouse and remove.
    • Place the mouse so that the bottom is resting against a hard surface .

    • Gently lift the top cover of the mouse and remove.

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  4. Locate the scroll wheel on the mouse. Grab the scroll wheel with your thumb and index finger. Gently lift up to remove the scroll wheel from the mouse.
    • Locate the scroll wheel on the mouse.

    • Grab the scroll wheel with your thumb and index finger.

    • Gently lift up to remove the scroll wheel from the mouse.

  5. Locate the spring on the scroll wheel. The spring is a small piece of metal wire coiled in the middle. Carefully remove the spring from the wheel scroll.
    • Locate the spring on the scroll wheel. The spring is a small piece of metal wire coiled in the middle.

    • Carefully remove the spring from the wheel scroll.

  6. Replace the spring, place it on the correct side of the wheel with the prongs pointing down. The correct side is the side without the black plastic square, as shown in the photos.
    • Replace the spring, place it on the correct side of the wheel with the prongs pointing down.

    • The correct side is the side without the black plastic square, as shown in the photos.

  7. Be aware of where the resistance spring is. This spring will easily fall off. Grab the scroll wheel and its mount and gently pull them apart.
    • Be aware of where the resistance spring is.

    • This spring will easily fall off.

    • Grab the scroll wheel and its mount and gently pull them apart.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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6 Comments

Excellent! I took an MBJ58 apart to remove accumulated gunk, and the resistance spring jumped onto my worktable before I noticed where it came from. Thanks for the help, well done!

Marty Swartz - Reply

Heh, me too. Couldn't for the life of me figure out how it went back in. Thanks for the guide!

Steve Bennett - Reply

Same thing happened to me...saved me a trip to the store for a new mouse!!

thanks for taking the time to post these photos!

Bill McFarland - Reply

huh, thank you very much, amazing guide, the only for this product in Internet , and amazingly accurate

leartzajmi - Reply

the resistence spring falled off on mine how do i out it back on help

Tay Carr - Reply

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