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Microsoft mouse repair tip

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Sunny, Nov 23, 2005.

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  1. Sunny

    Sunny Guest

    I have a Microsoft PS2/USB optical mouse I'm partial to, no longer
    available at retail, and right click stopped working.

    Took it apart, the switch operated normally but the contacts were not
    closing. It's tiny and plastic - not repairable. I considered swapping
    in the scroll wheel switch, since I wouldn't miss it, but noticed the
    board was silk-screened and drilled for a larger rectangular 3-pin
    switch as well as for the square 2-pin one currently installed.

    I dragged an ancient Microsoft mouse out of the junk bin and desoldered
    a 3-pin switch - fits and operates perfectly.

    The old switch appears to be of higher quality - maybe I should have
    swapped them all while I was there :)

    Sunny
     
  2. Wes.

    Wes. Guest

    I find that my LMB goes first, followed by the scroll wheel micro-switch
    (lots of Cad work). The Wheel switch tricked me at first as I didn’t know
    that double clicking the wheel would "Zoom Extents" untill I found that
    panning was not working evey time<grin>

    Now ever dead mouse in the office gets sent to me for repairs <sigh>

    Wes.
     
  3. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    With me, it`s the thin plastic 'hinge' on the left button that always
    breaks requiring surgery and hot melt glue. Probably a result of too
    much Unreal Tournament in the tea breaks.

    Ron
     
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