Introduction

Replacing the cover is an easy operation. It can be useful when yours is damaged or if you purchased a new one at Steelseries, such as anti-sweat coating cover.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

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.
  • 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. To disconnect the cable from the mouse, firmly press the plastic clip using your thumb To disconnect the cable from the mouse, firmly press the plastic clip using your thumb
  • 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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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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. This part is a thin plastic one which needs a certain amount of strength to be removed. Be careful not to break it.
  • 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.
  • 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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Conclusion

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

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Vincent Monteil

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Very nice, clean guide. Now if someone could just tell them how to get more games to support the OLED and the tactile response thingy, and how to freaking add this guide to the manual since they use all of it to sell what is basically a very basic, but quite competent mouse with some still very useless gimmicks.

Ulrik Borg - Reply

Hey Ulrik ! Thank you very much ! :)

I already had an investigation about this. Looks like it is an "open" framework. But using it requires a given amount of extra dev, plus a potential advantage for players who have this mouse compared to the other ones, and that's why there are so few games supported... :/

I'm as sad as you. Was hoping to have LoL, Overwatch and so on supported but...

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