Skip to main content

How to adress scroll-wheel issues with Roccat Kone mice

What you need

  1. How to adress scroll-wheel issues with Roccat Kone mice, Disconnect the Mouse/Cover Sensor: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug the mouse.

    • Cover the optical sensor with tape.

  2. How to adress scroll-wheel issues with Roccat Kone mice, Loosen the Covers/Remove Screws: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to adress scroll-wheel issues with Roccat Kone mice, Loosen the Covers/Remove Screws: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • With a heat gun/hair dryer, warm up the covers. This will loosen up the glue that keeps the glider feet attached to the mouse.

    • Once hot, gently try to lift the gliders and work the edges.

    • To reapply, heat the gliders to make the the glue soft, then firmly hold it in place until it cools and holds its grip.

    • Once the gliders are removed, the screws are easily visible

    • Don't touch or dirty the adhesive side of the gliders, or else they won't stick back.

  3. How to adress scroll-wheel issues with Roccat Kone mice, Separate the plastic shell: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to adress scroll-wheel issues with Roccat Kone mice, Separate the plastic shell: step 3, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Be gentle when performing this step. Most Kone models have wires connecting the halves of the shell that may be damaged if you yank on them.

    • Turn the mouse back over and slowly lift off the top cover.

    • You may proceed without disconnecting the two halves if you wish. Ensure both halves are well supported so that the cable is not strained.

    • Use tweezers to disconnect the wires. If your model uses a ribbon cable, you will need to disengage the locking tab on the connector before pulling the cable out.

  4. How to adress scroll-wheel issues with Roccat Kone mice, Where to place the grease and testing the mouse: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Spray electrical contact cleaner directly in the space indicated in the picture for several seconds, moving the scroll wheel back and forth as you spray.

    • Once the cleaner spray has evaporated, you may try connecting the mouse to your computer for testing before reassembly. You may encounter odd behavior if you leave the PCB in the shell disconnected while doing this.

    • If several repetitions of this step are not effective, the rotary encoder may be permanently damaged. Consider replacing it or the entire mouse.

Conclusion

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

34 other people completed this guide.

Isip V Nicola

Member since: 06/14/12

548 Reputation

1 Guide authored

21 Comments

####WARNING####

You better stick with the hair dryer when warming up the glue of the glidez.

I just performed this guide and it totally worked out. But I used a heat gun to warm up the mouse glidez. Due to the heat, the plastic that shapes the left mouse button, deformed a bit. The mouse is actually working normal, but you need a significant higher force to push the LMB now.

So be careful about the temperatures when warming the glidez.

Beside this fault of mine, the guide is perfect. Mouse wheel glitch is completely gone.

thx.

mmda81

Michael Ungers - Reply

Thanks for the suggestion, already corrected. :)

Isip V Nicola - Reply

Worked perfect with hair dryer and WD-40 in 15 minutes!

rinaf - Reply

Excellent concise guide. Thank You!!!

brenogrady - Reply

Thanks so much, it worked perfectly on a Roccat Savu. The side buttons were not working anymore after a mouse drop.

Just be patient with the glides & the hair drier.

John Doe - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 14

Past 7 Days: 112

Past 30 Days: 613

All Time: 68,433