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Magnum

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Forgot where spring for mouse goes
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:19:18 AM »
I took apart a Logitech Mouse to clean it.

There is one spring used for the wheel and I can't figure out how it is put back in.

I sent an email to Logitech but haven't heard back.

PID is LZ924AM0AJM.  I think the model number is M-VAE96.

I had some other optical mice that I looked at, but even another Logitech mouse was a different design.

I am open to suggestions ?

I could take a picture of it if that would help.

Thanks.
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Re: Forgot where spring for mouse goes
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 04:18:00 AM »
you say you like to look at the bright side of things...
at least you have the spring   :P

the springs are generally used to push the rollers up to the ball
many of the ones i have seen have X and Y rollers
then, they have a wheel in the "corner" angled at 45 degrees
the spring pushes that wheel to the ball and keeps the ball in contact with the rollers
(so the spring goes behind the wheel)
you may sometimes (rarely) see another spring used to push the ball downward

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Re: Forgot where spring for mouse goes
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 05:01:45 AM »

I am not using the mouse, so it's not a big deal.

That's my story and I am sticking to it.

Now taking that Thinkpad apart was definitely not what I want to do on a regular basis.
 :t

P.S. what's the deal with whatever they put on some of the screws that makes 'em hard to get out ?
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Re: Forgot where spring for mouse goes
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 05:03:30 AM »
loctite - it keeps the screw from falling out - lol

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Re: Forgot where spring for mouse goes
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 08:00:51 AM »
It may have been loctite, Goof-Off Pro wouldn't get it off and it has xylene in it.

In the process of getting one of the screws out of the Thinkpad, a plastic piece cracked.

I think IBM has a can in the computer repair center.

It's name is Get_Er_Out. (c) tm. IBM  :t

It's marked "Not permitted to leave this facility under penalty of dismissal."

Apply one drop to top of screw thread.

Wait five minutes and remove screw.

When reassembling, use one drop of Not_Coming_Out.







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Re: Forgot where spring for mouse goes
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 09:18:31 AM »
well - things like MEK or acetone may work
but, they eat plastic, as well

you might try carefully heating the screw up with a soldering iron

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Re: Forgot where spring for mouse goes
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 09:31:54 AM »
The screws I was referring to are used in the Thinkpad that  IBM is in the process of repairing.
Motherboard replacement.

Shhh, it's supposed to be a secret, but IBM repairs Lenovo's computers.  :t

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