Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to disassemble the G700 mouse in order to reach the top mouse buttons for cleaning.

The mouse will be broken down into three main components: The circuit board, top housing, and middle housing.

Unplug the USB cord from the top of the mouse. Unplug the USB cord from the top of the mouse.
  • Unplug the USB cord from the top of the mouse.

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Power off the mouse. The power switch is located on the bottom of the mouse above the battery. Power off the mouse. The power switch is located on the bottom of the mouse above the battery. Power off the mouse. The power switch is located on the bottom of the mouse above the battery.
  • Power off the mouse. The power switch is located on the bottom of the mouse above the battery.

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Remove the battery as illustrated in the images. Remove the battery as illustrated in the images. Remove the battery as illustrated in the images.
  • Remove the battery as illustrated in the images.

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Peel off the four sticker pads located on the bottom of the mouse. They will be on the top, bottom and sides. Stick these pads onto a clean, flat surface for safe keeping as  you continue to disassemble the mouse. Stick these pads onto a clean, flat surface for safe keeping as  you continue to disassemble the mouse.
  • Peel off the four sticker pads located on the bottom of the mouse. They will be on the top, bottom and sides.

  • Stick these pads onto a clean, flat surface for safe keeping as you continue to disassemble the mouse.

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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Locate and remove the five screws that were hidden under the sticker pads. Locate and remove the five screws that were hidden under the sticker pads.
  • Locate and remove the five screws that were hidden under the sticker pads.

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Carefully pry off the top of the mouse. This will remove the housing from the circuit board. Carefully pry off the top of the mouse. This will remove the housing from the circuit board.
  • Carefully pry off the top of the mouse. This will remove the housing from the circuit board.

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Gently detach the four wires from the holder of the  housing. View: Underneath housing View: Underneath housing
  • Gently detach the four wires from the holder of the housing.

  • View: Underneath housing

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Remove the seven screws that hold the top housing, middle housing, and side keys together. If disassembling for cleaning purposes, you need only to remove the four screws near the bottom in order to remove the top cover alone.
  • Remove the seven screws that hold the top housing, middle housing, and side keys together.

  • If disassembling for cleaning purposes, you need only to remove the four screws near the bottom in order to remove the top cover alone.

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Press the side keys toward the bottom of the housing. This will detach the keys and wires from the housing. This will detach the keys and wires from the housing.
  • Press the side keys toward the bottom of the housing.

  • This will detach the keys and wires from the housing.

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Gently pry the lock holding both mouse buttons. View: Underneath housing (still one piece) View: Underneath housing (still one piece)
  • Gently pry the lock holding both mouse buttons.

  • View: Underneath housing (still one piece)

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Gently pry away the upper part of the housing. View: Housing divided into two pieces: top and middle View: Housing divided into two pieces: top and middle
  • Gently pry away the upper part of the housing.

  • View: Housing divided into two pieces: top and middle

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Unscrew the two screws holding the part that locks the function buttons.
  • Unscrew the two screws holding the part that locks the function buttons.

  • View: Underneath middle housing

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Slowly remove the plastic part you just unscrewed. Slowly remove the plastic part you just unscrewed.
  • Slowly remove the plastic part you just unscrewed.

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Carefully pull each button towards you.
  • Carefully pull each button towards you.

  • Do not misplace the small springs attached to the buttons.

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Congratulations! You are now able to clean the mouse. Be careful when reinstalling the screws.  Due to their small size, they strip the sockets easily if overtightened.
  • Congratulations! You are now able to clean the mouse.

  • Be careful when reinstalling the screws. Due to their small size, they strip the sockets easily if overtightened.

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Conclusion

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

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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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