Apple Mighty Mouse - How to clean Apple Mighty mouse - How to disassemble the mouse – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop and Desktop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to clean the mouse stroller
  • How to remove the case
  • How to Disconnect parts 

Apple Mighty Mouse

How to clean Apple Mighty Mouse Scroll ball
Before you continue, turn off the mouse using the slide switch underneath the mouse.
Before disassembling the mouse, first try scrubbing the mouse ball with a toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol. Be sure to get the bristles between the ball and the housing as this will help remove dirt and dust that is clogging the rollers inside.
You can also try blowing into the "ball hole" with a can of compressed air.
How to disassemble Apple Mighty Mouse 
Begin by flipping the mouse over, as shown.
Remove the bottom panel by pushing the release latch down and to the left.
You may need to pry the edge of the bottom panel up in the indicated area. Remove the batteries.
Insert spudger between button and outer white ring.
Twist the spudger to separate the ring from the body of the mouse. Work the spudger around the whole mouse until the ring is completely detached.
You must use some force to break the adhesive that holds the ring in place, but try not to crack the plastic ring.
You will have to glue this ring back to the mouse body when reassembling it. Cyanoacrylate adhesive works well.
Undo two clips using a spudger. Similarly, use the spudger to unhook two pivot points.
Carefully separate the two halves; do not pull on the flex cables.
Gently unlock the latches with a fingernail or a spudger. Do not stress the latch, or it might break.
Disconnect both flex cables.
The second photo shows how far to pull the latches.
When reassembling the mouse, both cables should be inserted into the connectors contact-side-up.
Remove three Phillips #00 screws that attach the scrollball assembly to the upper shell.
Pry the white ball cover out of the black housing with a small flat-head screwdriver.
There are small loose parts in the Assembly, be careful when removing the cover. The small magnetic wheels are especially easy to lose.
Remove the four rollers from the black housing with tweezers. They are held in place magnetically.
Clean all parts in isopropyl alcohol, allow them to dry, and reassemble the device.
When reassembling the Assembly, the Rollers are placed back with the back wheel end touching the metal tabs.