Quote:> Yep! Give your mouse a Christmas clean. Removing the ball and cleaning it
> with a suitable solvent,
I have found that a bar of soap and a nail brush works wonders!
Quote:> may not be enough for solving the problem.
Yes, clean the rollers as well!
Quote:> Undo more of the mouse by removing the two screws with a cross-bladed
> screwdriver. Carefully remove the two black rollers with the integral
> wheels and clean the roller part, that contacts the ball, with solvent.
You can clean them without taking the mouse apart. Just use your finger nails
to remove the bulk of the dirt that builds up, and then a cotton bud dipped
in IPA to make them really clean.
Quote:> You may find all sorts of rubbish stuck around these rollers which won't
> help in producing a smooth pointer movement.
Yeah... it's amazing how quick it builds up as well!
Quote:> Even more carefully re-assemble these back so that the wheel is aligned
> between the light emitting diode and the photo-cell assemblies.
> Re-assemble in reverse order.
Quote:> Hopefully you will finish up without any parts left over.
Quote:> I added a Mozart board to my RPC last weekend: has anyone lost a large
> spring? I joke not!
The only spring I can think of is the one for the flap... but mine is in place.
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.. I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.