To avoid electronically damaging either your computer or your mouse, unplug the usb cable from its socket.
  • To avoid electronically damaging either your computer or your mouse, unplug the usb cable from its socket.

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The Rival 700 mouse is a non wireless mouse. The micro-USB cable end is an elbow socket, secured by a plastic clip.
  • The Rival 700 mouse is a non wireless mouse. The micro-USB cable end is an elbow socket, secured by a plastic clip.

  • To disconnect the cable from the mouse, firmly press the plastic clip using your thumb

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  • The original nameplate is a soft rubber one that can be removed just by pulling it softly out of its socket.

  • WARNING: When reassembling, if you're using a custom nameplate that may not be as stretchable as the original one, insert it softly, and use a lime tool on the new part to avoid damaging the mouse socket.

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  • You will be able to download the 3D files to design a custom nameplate on the Steelseries website. The link is also provided in the part description.

  • On this picture, the original "RIVAL" nameplate will be replaced with a new one on which i just had my Twitch ID printed.

  • Be creative, use colored plastic, put logos and drawings on your mouse.

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  • Use both your index and thumb to gently pry the top cover out from the mouse.

  • This part is a thin plastic one which needs a certain amount of strength to be removed. Be careful not to break it.

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  • Steelseries sells a set of two different covers to replace the original one, with a sweat-resistant one f.e.

  • Check the parts section for the purchase link.

  • On the left, you can see on the wide led slot that is used to color the Steelseries logo on your mouse.

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  • Use a Philips #0 screwdriver to remove the four screws that are keeping the mouse sensor assembly sealed.

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  • Insert your thumb and index in the two mouse holes and gently pry the sensor assembly out from its socket.

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  • The sensor assembly is linked to the mouse body with a 10-pin Steelseries custom connector.

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  • Only four screws have to be removed to entirely re-design this gaming mouse, which is not that expensive regarding the high performance, features, and customizability.

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Conclusion

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

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Vincent Monteil

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Is it possible to open it up so that you can see the mouse wheel? Mine needs some lubrication since it's making a squeaking sound as soon as I use the mouse wheel. Level of annoyance is over 9000!

andned - Reply

Hi @andned,

Never gave it a try as long as mine doesn't need it. It is a pretty expensive mouse so I wouldn't like to damage it.

The purpose of this guide was to demonstrate how easy customizing the mouse is easy.

Give us your feedback if you managed to do it :)

Vincent Monteil -

I to have had squeeky mouse wheel sound with BOTH of my Steelseries 700 Rival. Its so annoying, otherwise a very solid mouse. Would love to find a way to open it more up without damaging it.

Richard - Reply

You didn’t disassemble anything.

Albert Einstein - Reply

I actually did :) my purpose was to demonstrate how easy it was to customise the mouse.

I think that you meant “this isn’t deep repair”. Indeed, it isn’t :)

Vincent Monteil -

My usb connector doesnt work i dont know if what is the problem? Where will i go if? So they can check the problem. I buyed it from singapore but i now on Philippines

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