Introduction

Guide shows how to dismantle the top part of the mouse buttons. This is particularly useful when it is impossible to clean the dirt in the mouse.

All you need is a screwdriver and a little patience.

Unplug the mouse by pulling the cord out of the top edge. Unplug the mouse by pulling the cord out of the top edge.
  • Unplug the mouse by pulling the cord out of the top edge.

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Power off the mouse Power off the mouse Power off the mouse
  • Power off the mouse

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Remove the battery Remove the battery Remove the battery
  • Remove the battery

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In the marked spot, gently pry and peel off glides Try to stick it to a clean, flat surface for the time of repair Try to stick it to a clean, flat surface for the time of repair
  • In the marked spot, gently pry and peel off glides

  • Try to stick it to a clean, flat surface for the time of repair

At this point it's very likely that you destroy the glides so it's probably a good idea to order some new before attempting the teardown.

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Remove the five screws hidden under gliders Remove the five screws hidden under gliders
  • Remove the five screws hidden under gliders

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Gently pry the front of the mouse to remove the cover Gently pry the front of the mouse to remove the cover
  • Gently pry the front of the mouse to remove the cover

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Gently pull the four wires from the holder at the top of the casing Gently pull the four wires from the holder at the top of the casing Gently pull the four wires from the holder at the top of the casing
  • Gently pull the four wires from the holder at the top of the casing

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Remove the seven screws holding the upper part of the housing and the side keys. You only need to remove the four near the bottom to remove the top cover. Remove the seven screws holding the upper part of the housing and the side keys. You only need to remove the four near the bottom to remove the top cover.
  • Remove the seven screws holding the upper part of the housing and the side keys. You only need to remove the four near the bottom to remove the top cover.

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Gently press into the side keys and slide it towards the bottom of the housing Gently press into the side keys and slide it towards the bottom of the housing Gently press into the side keys and slide it towards the bottom of the housing
  • Gently press into the side keys and slide it towards the bottom of the housing

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Gently pry the lock holding both mouse buttons Gently pry the lock holding both mouse buttons Gently pry the lock holding both mouse buttons
  • Gently pry the lock holding both mouse buttons

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Gently pry the upper part of the housing Gently pry the upper part of the housing Gently pry the upper part of the housing
  • Gently pry the upper part of the housing

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Unscrew the two screws holding the part that lock function buttons Unscrew the two screws holding the part that lock function buttons
  • Unscrew the two screws holding the part that lock function buttons

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Remove plastic part Remove plastic part
  • Remove plastic part

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Pull the buttons. Watch out for small springs.
  • Pull the buttons. Watch out for small springs.

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Ready! Congratulations - you can clean the mouse! Be careful when tightening the screws during reassembly. Due to their small size they strip the sockets easily.
  • Ready! Congratulations - you can clean the mouse!

  • Be careful when tightening the screws during reassembly. Due to their small size they strip the sockets easily.

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Conclusion

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

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Tomasz

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Exactly what I was looking for. Guide worked perfectly. Thanks!

oscarsdg1 - Reply

I need the clear image of components on the main board. Could you please help me? Do you have any image of components on the main board?

Thanks

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