Introduction

Use this guide to repair a broken scroll wheel. Be advised, the longevity of your repaired mouse will depend on the strength of the glue or epoxy used in the repair.

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  • Slide the tab on the bottom of the mouse to release the top panel.

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  • Remove the top panel from the mouse.

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  • Remove four 7mm Phillips #1 screws.

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Image 1/3: Move slowly. The upper case is connected to the mouse with delicate wires. Image 2/3: Move slowly. The upper case is connected to the mouse with delicate wires. Image 3/3: Move slowly. The upper case is connected to the mouse with delicate wires.
  • Use a spudger to pry the upper shell from the mouse at the cord entrance.

  • Move slowly. The upper case is connected to the mouse with delicate wires.

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  • Lift the scroll wheel out of the mouse.

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Image 1/1: Resist the temptation to yank the cord free. The wires are very delicate and soldered connections are weak
  • Wiggle the USB cord free of the mouse.

  • Resist the temptation to yank the cord free. The wires are very delicate and soldered connections are weak

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Image 1/1: The quantity and location of screws holding the board to the mouse depends on the manufacture date of this mouse. All screws should be easy to find.
  • Remove one 3mm Phillips #1 screw.

  • The quantity and location of screws holding the board to the mouse depends on the manufacture date of this mouse. All screws should be easy to find.

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  • Push the broken axle piece out of the socket.

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Image 1/2: This repair will last only as long as your glue or epoxy holds. The axle will re-break with weak glue and heavy use. My axle survived several heavy use days, just long enough for Monoprice to send me a new mouse. Image 2/2: This repair will last only as long as your glue or epoxy holds. The axle will re-break with weak glue and heavy use. My axle survived several heavy use days, just long enough for Monoprice to send me a new mouse.
  • Glue broken axle piece back onto the scroll wheel.

  • This repair will last only as long as your glue or epoxy holds. The axle will re-break with weak glue and heavy use. My axle survived several heavy use days, just long enough for Monoprice to send me a new mouse.

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Conclusion

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

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