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

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

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
The capacitors on this board can release stored electrical energy if touched.
  • 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). 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Really a great help!

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