How to Dismantle and Clean a Razer Deathadder Mouse
This is a mouse. You may have one. If it's not working properly, read on.
Double click not working properly?
My mouse has been irritating me for a while as it was double clicking by itself so I decided to do something about it as I was on the verge of launching it across the room and buying another.
Instead of that I started fiddling with it and got it working perfectly again. Of course nowadays when I'm about to take something apart I get the camera out just in case I can share the info on here. Here's how to do it.
Run the blade round, blunt edge first.
Usually if your mouse has stopped working properly it's because it has got clogged up with dust. My Razer Deathadder is a great mouse, but the click is super sensitive. That's great when you're using it as just a thought clicks the button, or so it seems, but a bit of dust in there and it seems to love to double click by itself.
First things first turn off the computer or unplug the mouse. You don't want to blow anything up.
To get inside the thing you need to get a blade in-between the casing and run it from the front all the way round the edge. There is no need to lever it up, just the thickness of the blade running around it will do it.
Look at the state of that thing!
Get right into every single nook and cranny.
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Clean up operation
Once you've ran the blade all the way around there, then you can simply lift the top off the thing.
Then you get to peer inside the beast. As you can see, mine was absolutely disgusting and filled with dust, hair and all sorts of stuff. I get hassled at home for being lazy with the vacuum, well I have to admit that in this case she's right, the inside of my mouse needs a bit more regular love and attention.
To get on with things I got a cotton bud, some alcohol and some antibacterial spray and got busy wiping up. Run the bud around the outside and basically anywhere that's dirty. The whole of the top of these mice is what is used to click, there isn't a separate button, so any dust around the edge stops it from working properly.
After giving it a good scrub down inside I sprayed the top with antibacterial cleaner then rinsed it under the tap.
After that it's simply (well I say simply..) a case of popping the top back on without breaking any of the tabs. The best way of doing this is to put the buttons back into position but don't push them down all the way, then pop the back part down. Then you can pop the button part down properly.
That's it! It's about as simple a guide as you can get really, but that's good as it means you'll be back up and running in a few minutes with no need for any screwdriver action or any swearing. The mouse now works perfectly again.
No need for a new mouse, I can now use the money saved on something more useful, like another bottle of cognac or something. What a result! If you have any comments, leave them below.
Thanks for reading.