1. devilfisch's Avatar
    My Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse's scroll wheel has been acting weird lately. I have a feeling it is now full of cat fur and I wish to clean it but I can't figure out how to open this rodent! Couldn't find any teardown videos or tutorials of it. I couldn't find any screws, at least not anywhere easily accessible. The stickers showing the battery directions - which was the most likeliest place for screws - didn't have any. I'm a little afraid of pulling the rubber covers off the mouse if there's nothing under it anyway. Maybe someone can point me to the right direction?
    03-31-2015 04:08 PM
  2. devilfisch's Avatar
    It's been a long time since I posted above but I guess I should say how I was able to do it! The removable part of the mouse is the top cover (which includes the left and right button areas). It can be easily removed by wedging a spudger under the right mouse button area and going around until the whole top snaps off. There will be a few torx screws that need to be removed for the inner frame and you'll have access to its innards when that is removed. I could post pictures if anyone is interested to see.
  3. devilfisch's Avatar
    It's been a long time since I posted above but I guess I should say how I was able to do it! The removable part of the mouse is the top cover (which includes the left and right button areas). It can be easily removed by wedging a spudger under the right mouse button area and going around until the whole top snaps off. There will be a few torx screws that need to be removed for the inner frame and you'll have access to its innards when that is removed. I could post pictures if anyone is interested to see.
    05-26-2015 01:45 AM
  4. Abel Joasim Marquez Gonzalez's Avatar
    Please, publish pictures! I need to disassemble mine too, because by some weird cause the batteries (Energizer Max) got their liquids all out, and now I need to clean it It Works if I put new batteries, but it drains them very quicky (I suppose because the liquid is very conductive)
    06-09-2015 08:32 PM
  5. Witsarut Hannapachewin's Avatar
    after read the answer i still find it hard at first and can't find any picture.
    so i'll post it here in case someone need these.
    cover part
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    5 screw to remove this
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    inner cover
    11652177_10206346773364727_1509400345_n.jpg
    11657368_10206346773404728_1125033658_n.jpg
    11650753_10206346773484730_2010375894_n.jpg
    11667966_10206346773244724_777088892_n.jpg
    Compiux and devilfisch like this.
    06-26-2015 09:27 AM
  6. devilfisch's Avatar
    I apologize for not being able to post pictures as I've been too busy to visit the forums lately! Fortunately, Witsarut was kind enough to post his own!
    07-06-2015 03:00 PM
  7. Compiux's Avatar
    Thank you very much to both of you!.
    My mouse is acting weird and I believe is because the windows button and the Back button are broken. I want to disassemble it to see if I can do something and this will help
    10-22-2015 11:49 AM
  8. Mirecc's Avatar
    I have same problem, I dont know how to detach part with Win button. I remove two screws but it sits very hard. Any ideas?
    09-11-2017 02:46 AM
  9. Saeglopur89's Avatar
    I have same problem, I dont know how to detach part with Win button. I remove two screws but it sits very hard. Any ideas?
    Just cut that black and red wire - it all will be set without disassembling those complex modules around buttons :)
    09-09-2019 12:13 PM
  10. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Is there no guide for how to do this on sites such as iFixit?
    09-10-2019 09:17 AM
  11. Hector the invincible's Avatar
    Just cut that black and red wire - it all will be set without disassembling those complex modules around buttons :)
    Had stuck back button (underneath the Win button). Tried loosening the two screws a little - fine, however back button immediately stuck again when tightened even a very slight amount. Didn't want those screws to just fall inside the mouse. Decided to risk your advice and cut the black and red wire. Worked perfectly! My PC now sleeps again without the stuck-on back button waking it up. Thanks Saeglopur89!
    07-06-2020 06:41 PM
  12. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I would still recommend looking on sites like ifixit for a guide.
    07-24-2020 07:08 PM

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