Solved logitech M-CW47 mouse left button sticking hard to push

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March 1, 2012 at 15:08:03
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logitech M-CW47 mouse how to take apart so i can clean or fix left click button

Davidw


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March 2, 2012 at 04:11:57
Depending on the age of the mouse, Logitech will probably just replace it and may send along a return mailing envelope to return it or ask you to cut the wire or mark it 'damaged/replaced' with permanent marker and dispose.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
March 1, 2012 at 16:54:14
My guess is that it can't be dismantled but I suggest you post at the Logitech support site linked below.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/suppo...


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#2
March 1, 2012 at 17:48:44
thank you ll try that

Davidw


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#3
March 2, 2012 at 03:02:13
Hi David,

I do not know this mouse, but generally when dismantling mice there are hidden (maybe only one or two) screws underneath.

They are under the label and/or slide pads. When under the label you should be able to feel the hole(s) by pressing with your finger.

When under the slide pads, the pads will need some double-sided tape to refix.

Lightly dampen some white kitchen roll with surgical spirit for cleaning parts. Do not use where there is printing. If roll is not white, there is danger the colour(s) will transfer to part being cleaned and are then difficult/impossible to remove.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
March 2, 2012 at 04:11:57
✔ Best Answer
Depending on the age of the mouse, Logitech will probably just replace it and may send along a return mailing envelope to return it or ask you to cut the wire or mark it 'damaged/replaced' with permanent marker and dispose.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 2, 2012 at 07:16:32
Lightly dampen some white kitchen roll
what is that?

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#6
March 2, 2012 at 07:19:50
called logitech they dont have any info on how to take apart and its to old to replace.so i guess theres my answer ill just buy another one thank you

Davidw


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#7
March 2, 2012 at 07:32:52
I am looking at

my MSoft laser mouse and it looks like the top and bottom just snap together. If you are going to trash it anyway, try using a pen knife to pry the two halves apart gently. You have nothing to lose.

Another option is to wet a small piece of printer paper with a no rinse cleaner and rub a single layer between the moving parts. The problem is most likely gunk in between the moving parts.


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#8
March 2, 2012 at 11:09:57
actually found a screw at the bottom or oppisite end or the cord wiggled it and it opened not much muck in there still trying to find out what i due to the left click button to make it more active.have already blew out with canned air.

Davidw


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#9
March 3, 2012 at 02:07:11
Hi David - dismantle and clean around edges of click pressbuttons and holes for such in case etc. Buttons need to be free to move to operate microswitch beneath.

Hi XP,

not sure which part of my suggestion you are querying, but:-

a) lightly dampen, means use a *VERY LITTLE* fluid, such that the white cloth or kitchen roll is just moist, rather than running with much liquid.
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Even though it evaporates quickly, surgical spirit is a liquid being used on an electronic item.

b) Kitchen roll is like absorbent toilet paper but used in kitchens.
Google images to see what it looks like.

As a matter of interest, where are you located? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Regards - Mike


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#10
March 3, 2012 at 06:37:51
i live in oklahoma city oklahoma united states buy the way what is mineral sprits?

Davidw


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#11
March 3, 2012 at 07:33:20
oh, kitchen tissue...got it now (you guys in the old country sometimes have different slang)....we use one called viva which is almost as soft as cloth....absorbs moisture real well.
We call it paper towels

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#12
March 3, 2012 at 07:37:22
Mineral spirits is paint thinner. I don't recommend using paint thinner on your mouse.

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#13
March 3, 2012 at 08:00:00
mty bad what is sirgical spirits instead of mineral spirits

Davidw


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#14
March 3, 2012 at 09:15:31
surgical spirit
probably is slang for rubbing alcohol

Just out of curiousity, why are you trying to fix a mouse when they are so inexpensive anymore?

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#15
March 3, 2012 at 11:48:35
to much time on my hands just wanted to see is i could accomplish this thats all/rubbing alcohol i do have thank you David

Davidw


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#16
March 3, 2012 at 18:17:40
i guess trying to fix things is good at times :-)

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#17
March 3, 2012 at 19:49:35
You got the bug...
You fix things either when you are board, or when you are desperate (like needing to finish something at 2AM), or when you are broke.

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#18
March 4, 2012 at 01:33:58
Hi Guys, problem is all you colonials dont speek inglis like wot I duz. :-)

In the UK, Surgical Spirit is the cleaning liquid rubbed on one's skin prior to an injection etc.

I always keep a small 200ml bottle (cost about £1) at home for cleaning purposes.

It addition to cleaning, it can be used as a plastic polish. e.g. I have successfully removed light scratches from a mobile/cell phone screen.

Take care, it should not be used where there is printing (letters or colours) as it can remove them.

Elsewhere in the world, in wood burning areas such as yours without electricity, it is called Rubbing Alcohol. :-)

White Spirit(UK) or Mineral Spirits is good for removing sticky Paper Labels etc. Dampen the label with the liquid and after about 20 minutes, one should be able to peel off the label. Take care, it can mark some plastics such as black or clear ones. So do not over apply and wipe off thoroughly.

Regards - Mike.


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