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    replace laptop mouse buttons?

    dell inspiron 6400... the left mouse button is utterly gone.have to hold it down REALLY hard and to drag and drop is a nightmare.
    at the moment i'm purely using the touchpad to tap and select stuff...
    any ideas on fixing it? is it a squashed spring or something simple or would i need a whole new button etc etc?
    any ideas/links?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: replace laptop mouse buttons?

    its a surface mount button, easy enough to solder a new one if you can find it in the RS/Maplins book.

    Maplin > Tactile Switches

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    Re: replace laptop mouse buttons?

    You need to dismantle it and see what sort of switch it is. Some use microswiches, some use the little surface mounted switches.
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    Re: replace laptop mouse buttons?

    im 99% sure dells to tight to use a microswitch, its the cheap ass option tactile jobbies

    never seen a microswitch yet in the dell range, never worked on a the XPS tho, they might have?

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    Re: replace laptop mouse buttons?

    I take it it's out of warranty? Although knowing what dell are like they'll claim "ware and tear" so not covered by warranty.

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    Re: replace laptop mouse buttons?

    yeah way outta warranty but ill check the buttons later.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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