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XDanger
10-09-11, 04:01 PM
My scroll wheel stopped working so I cleaned the crap out, This spring popped out also.
http://i54.tinypic.com/2rypuv6.jpg

Mouse still works so maybe I don't need it

crainger
10-09-11, 04:12 PM
Does it click as a middle button though?

I did LOL when I saw this thread. I could just imagine you pulling the mouse apart and it popping out in a comical boing noise.

I think it is for the middle button. I cleaned one of my old mouses and that's what it was for. If I remember correctly it's a bugger to get back in.

XDanger
10-09-11, 04:40 PM
The microswitches do the clicking but it could be from there

When I got the mouse open I tried the dyson to suck out the dust, I think something else went in there also... It made that swallowing noise like in a cartoon.

crainger
10-09-11, 05:46 PM
Well the micro switch clicks, but the spring I assume helps the heavy wheel spring back up. Otherwise it might make the middle button overly sensitive. Maybe the spring give the scrolling the bumpy feel?

I found this.

http://www.instructables.com/image/FQU9QKHF1B3R71D/Remove-Mouse-Wheel-Assembly.jpg

XDanger
10-09-11, 06:40 PM
Thanks!

Thats exactly what happens although its not too bad, Now where's that spring...