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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Remove plastic part Remove plastic part
  • Remove plastic part

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

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.

Conclusion

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

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Tomasz

Member since: 07/18/2014

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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

Hupaa - Reply

Thanks!! I got my mouse working again.

sm3333 - Reply

Thanks! i got my mouse working again thanks to this article.

sm3333 - Reply

I did open my mouse to clean but I open the wheel too. Inside are to support torqued springs that I do not know how to put them back. in this case my mouse wheel is not working properly. Can you please help me with some pictures or an advice?

Hellyworld - Reply

The small springs are located in the front of the mouse, left and right from the switch which is used for the middle mouse button. i would take an photo if I could. I had the same problem before but found the solution.

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