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Can I fix this Microsoft Intellimouse?

Peter PrinciplePeter Principle Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
It has this nasty habit of double-clicking when I only single-click. It's really, really worn out, a verteran of the Diablo II wars.

I tried to disassemble it and add a drop or two of superglue to the top of the microswitch to build it up, didn't seem to work very well, though.

"A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business." - Eric Hoffer, _The True Believer_
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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'd say no. Spend the $10 it'd cost to replace.

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    Peter PrinciplePeter Principle Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
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    "A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business." - Eric Hoffer, _The True Believer_
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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
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    "Damn you and your Daily Doubles, you brigand!"

    I don't believe it - I'm on my THIRD PS3, and my FIRST XBOX360. What the heck?
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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2010
    Sounds like your mouse is about a decade old (based on your comment about D2) which is a pretty long life for a mouse. Send it to its rest and buy a new one.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    MS really knew how to make mice back in the day. Mine is almost 9 years old. You've gotten your money's worth from it. Time give it a viking funeral and try to get something as solid for the next go round.

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    IconoclysmIconoclysm Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Just to be contrary.. You could buy a cheap microswitch from an electronics supply store (about $1 I'd imagine), then super glue that doohickey in the place of the old one thats worn out. (Assuming MS designed it so that would be practical).

    Then, if you've failed to get it working or glued you're fingers to your eyelids, give up and buy a new one.

    It would be a fun learning experience!

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