Introduction

From use and abuse, the bottoms of the mouse buttons can wear down and become unable to click the digital buttons inside the mouse.

Flip the mouse over and peel off the stickers on the perimeter of the bottom of the mouse
  • Flip the mouse over and peel off the stickers on the perimeter of the bottom of the mouse

my mouse sucks i peeled off the tape and there is a layer of something blocking the the screw it is a gaming mouse and i got it 2 weeks ago

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Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to unscrew the six round head screws on the bottom of the mouse. Those marked with squares are 9 mm in length, the rest are 5 mm in length.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to unscrew the six round head screws on the bottom of the mouse. Those marked with squares are 9 mm in length, the rest are 5 mm in length.

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  • Grab the top shell of the mouse and lift up to remove.

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  • The capacitors on this board can release stored electrical energy if touched.

  • Touch your capacitor discharge tool to the capacitor leads on the board to release the stored energy. If leads are inaccessible, wait until you've removed the board from the mouse body.

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  • To remove the white wire connector on the bottom board, use a spudger underneath the white plug and pop it out (this disconnects the upper board from the lower board).

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  • Remove the 5 mm round head screw holding the middle piece to the top piece.

  • The outermost shell will now separate from the middle structure.

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  • Take the plastic buttons (the part that your fingers click) and flip them over.

  • On the bottom, there should be little plastic towers. Wearing these down can prevent the buttons from clicking properly.

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  • File the bottoms of these towers flat to remove any ridges that prevent proper clicking.

  • Make sure to file down both towers. In this image, one is left un-filed to show the difference.

  • This process can also be used for the other buttons on the mouse. Use other guides to disassemble the mouse until the desired button is accessible, and then perform the same filing technique.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks, worked like a charm.

Michael Beckman - Reply

What if my gaming mouse doesnt have screws??

k2snakalle123 - Reply

yep no screws……….so am screwed

Nav Dugal -

Really a great help!

Aman Kashyap - Reply

thank you men

Christian Chuyaco - Reply

What mouse is this? i need the little back box that does the clicking, its what you’re mouse button presses on when you click ya mouse button, any idea where i can get one?

initman01 - Reply

Fixed the unclickable button, thanks.. but the wireless mouse stopped working (red diode doesn’t even produce a light).

It stopped all of a sudden (over night, not while I was doing something). It’s not batteries. Can someone help me or it’s dead?

Viperision - Reply

Good tutorial. Initially I thought it was about the mouse/rat poison https://bestratpoison.org/ tutorial. But, later I realize it’s not :D

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