mouse has either 2 or 3 sensitive rollers. A vertical
roller, a horizontal roller and the better ones have a
2.Remove the ball by turning upside down and turning
the large cap counter-clockwise until you meet resistance.
This is a delicate instrument so be gentle. Turn right side
up and the weight of the ball should dislodge the cap and
3. You should have a cavity that the ball fits in and
the rollers should be in view. Put under light to get full
view of the mechanisms that make the mouse work.
4. To reassemble: place ball in the cavity, place
large cap on top and screw clockwise to lock in place about
1/8 of a turn. Don't force, you'll feel resistance. That's
A mouse on a Desk top, Pad or Paper will
collect dust, lint, paper follicles and other substances. We
do not live in an antiseptic world. Therefore cleaning your
mouse is necessary occasionally or you can buy a new one,
get what you think are better pads for the mouse to ride on
or other alternatives that really don't improve your mouse
IT ONLY TAKES 5 MINUTES WHEN
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. Mine worked like brand
new after cleaning and removing the roller obstacles.
is jerky and erratic when used.
ball. Wash with clear water only and dry thoroughly.
Solvents may deposit a film or glaze on the ball that may transfer to
2. Visually inspect all rollers under a good
light and/or magnifying glass for deposits of grit, lint and
other foreign substances. Even small specs are like two inch
rocks on a highway every 2 feet.
3. Vacuum the socket is desirable, or blow with an
air device as a second choice. Blowing with your mouth may
deposit saliva so be careful using this method as any saliva
or Oil may act like a glue and give you fits in the future.
Use needle point tweezers to remove stubborn lint.
4. The main reason for poor mouse performance, is
that some particle has lodged on your roller. Even minute
particles will cause the roller to skip. Inspect all rollers
360 degree turn. Remove any foreign deposits with your
tweezers by gently dislodging them and picking them out of
the cavity if gravity isn't enough to remove foreign stuff. Remember the rollers may
have a grip layer or cover that has the potential of being
damaged with your cleaning process so be careful.
5. If you must use a solvent, get the best grade of
Alcohol you can find and with cue tip, wash the rollers
sparingly or enough to remove the object that is causing
resistance and hopefully the manufactured roller layer is
not damaged from the alcohol.
6. Make sure all the rollers move freely and are