Is your mouse button not working properly? There is one thing a gamer hates when their mouse skips a click. This will happen at some point when the buttons of your mouse stop responding. We have figured out ways to fix a mouse switch and click then why spend money buying a new one?
Here is a thorough guide on how to disassemble a mouse, and remove the buttons, clickers, and switches, regardless of whether the mouse is double-clicking or not clicking at all.
By doing this you will not only save your money, but you can also modify and upgrade this handy little device. Look at the list of tools needed to fix a mouse switch and click.
Tools needed to fix a mouse switch and click:
Let’s begin with some of the things you will need to repair a mouse. You need:
- Soldering iron
- Replacement switches
- Desoldering suction pump
- Soldering lead
- A tweezers
- Flat-head screwdriver
Fix a mouse switch and click in 7 simple steps:
The spring causes a double click in a mouse switch. Or you can say a double-click pandemic.
This spring might wear out and stop applying the pressure required to keep the connection between two contacts (top, and bottom). A mixture of filth, abrasion, and oxidation on the contact points is a recipe for a connection that is unstable and unintentional double clicks.
There are 3 solutions for fixing double click in a mouse:
- renew springs and clean connections
- substitute a fresh spring
- replace the switch
Replace the spring:
Step 1: Disassemble the mouse:
Oftentimes, a screw can be found in the battery holder, underneath stickers, or at the bottom of the mouse. Simply use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the sticker, then remove the screws. The mouse case will open and you can now see two mouse switches.
Step 2: Renew springs and clean connections:
The component we need to reach to finish the repair is inside the small rectangular box.
Use a tiny flathead screwdriver to gently push the box cover away from the lock to open it. When you do the same to the backside, the cover will be able to lift somewhat. Avoid prying too hard or too far to avoid damaging the cover.
You can see an extremely tiny copper tension spring which must be taken out of the click mechanism.
Be sure to pay attention to the little white button on the top cover before continuing. When the cover is removed, this will come loose, so make sure you save it so you can install it again later.
You can clean contacts with high grit sandpaper, eraser rubber, wipes, and toothbrushes depending on the degree of abrasion. Then adjust the spring to resemble a new spring curve.
Step 3: Reinstall the spring:
The tension spring must first be reattached to the tiny hook at the front of the device, as seen in the illustration.
The rear of the spring should be kept under the little arm at the back of the machine while you use the flat-head screwdriver to press the curved tab into position.
Step 4: Reattach the click mechanism:
The click mechanism needs to be put back together next. The tiny white button must first be reinserted into the mechanism cover. You did remember to locate and remove the tiny button, right?
The simplest approach to do this is to use a pair of tweezers to drop or insert it into the cover. Pick up the cover with one hand, keeping it upside-down to keep the button in place. Pick up the mouse body with the opposite hand, flip it over, and then reposition the cover.
The tiny white button will remain in place when the machine is put back together if you do it in this manner.
Step 5: Test the mouse performance:
Now, it is time to check the mouse clicks. If the mouse buttons still don’t respond well, you have to either replace the spring or change the mouse switch.
Step 6: Substitute a fresh spring:
When the existing spring cannot be recovered, a new mouse switch or limit/end stop switch must be used to replace it.
Step 7: Replace the switch:
Replacing the mouse switch is the best fix for a double click, however, doing so requires desoldering/soldering equipment.
How to replace a mouse switch:
When desoldering, the joint is heated while a fully primed desoldering pump is held in the hand opposite your dominant one. When the joint is sufficiently heated, the solder melts and becomes liquid enough to be removed from the joint using a desoldering pump.
First, prepare the desoldering pump while keeping your trigger finger at the ready. Apply a light touch with the soldering iron’s tinned tip to the joint.
To provide the best possible heat transfer, this will boil the flux away, which should chemically clean the surface. The solder in the joint should melt in no more than three seconds.
Important: Remember that the joint doesn’t need to be put under excessive pressure. All you need is a light touch. The tip temperature can be too low if the solder doesn’t melt.
Once the faulty mouse switch is detached, you can place the new micro switch. However, sometimes a little piece of solder may still be lodged between the pad and the component leg.
By holding the switch in place with tweezers or pliers and applying a hot, well-tinned tip to the junction, this problem is quickly fixed.
Repeat this procedure for each defective switch that needs to be changed. New switch installation is much simpler to solder. Place the switches in the proper orientation, which you have ideally noted in advance.
Secure the micro-switch in different directions using two pieces of masking tape. This keeps the switch firmly in place and keeps it from shifting while being soldered.
Between the joint and the iron tip, add the solder. It ought to slide into the joint with ease. Just enough solder should be flowed to create a concave solder fillet on the junction. Gently flick the iron tip upward along the leg to remove it. By doing this, the switch leg is completely covered in solder.
More solder can be added later rather than removing and rebuilding the junction, which is easier.
Once you are sure that all the switches are placed correctly, you can put the mouse body back and test the mouse.
After reading step by step guide on how you can fix a mouse switch and click easily. You can not only repair and update your mouse, but also save valuable money. If you find this post helpful, let me know below in the comment section. Thank you for reading. I hope your mouse now clicks correctly.