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Alright so my Logitech MX 518 has stopped scrolling right... Advice?

ArthilArthil Registered User regular
Here's the mouse itself http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Performance-Optical-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0007Z1M50

Basically I can't use the scroll wheel for anything, everything else about the mouse is fine but no matter what kind of fiddling I do nothing seems to fix it. I've had this problem before, it's an old mouse but I was able to fix it. The technique, which is basically pushing the rubber of the scroll wheel slightly while rolling it, isn't doing the trick.

I have no idea how I might open this thing up to just clean things out that way, there don't appear to be any screws on the outside that would allow you to remove the plastic. Hopefully someone knows how to fix this, I'd rather not have to replace the mouse since everything else works just fine.

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    BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    I think you have to let it go. It has had a good life but nothing is forever and as much as it feels hard to let go it is the right decision.

    However - if you absolutely must then you'll likely find the screws you're looking for hiding under the label and slide pads on the bottom of the critter. Start by feeling for a round indentation under the label and then cut that open with a knife - that should get you access to the first and maybe only screw. If that is not enough the go for the pads but be prepared to having to find a sticky way to reattach them after the repair.

    Bones heal, glory is forever.
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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    Well the scrolling half-works now, for some magical reason. You'd think they'd put the screws in a more easily accessible place than underneath the slide pads =/.

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    FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    Arthil wrote: »
    Well the scrolling half-works now, for some magical reason. You'd think they'd put the screws in a more easily accessible place than underneath the slide pads =/.

    you would think, but nope just about every mouse has them under the front skid pads and under a sticker at the back.

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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    Foomy wrote: »
    Arthil wrote: »
    Well the scrolling half-works now, for some magical reason. You'd think they'd put the screws in a more easily accessible place than underneath the slide pads =/.

    you would think, but nope just about every mouse has them under the front skid pads and under a sticker at the back.

    Mentioning a sticker made me curious and I started poking around, peeled something off I always thought was printed on the plastic. There's a screw there alright, I just don't know if there are more under the slide pads.

    Looking it up a bit, I'm wondering if mine really is a MX518 since the bottom of it looks nothing like this
    logitech_mx518_take_apart_paint_casemodblog3.jpg

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