My battered mouse.
Step 1: Ingredients/tools
(I'll make it clear later on!)
1.small Philips screwdriver
3.thin electronic wire
5.small thin electronic switch
Step 2: Take Off Cover
The 2 screws that hold the top onto the base are located in the batt compartment & at the top of the sticker near the front roughly in between the 2 front skid pads.
Step 3: Where's It Going to Go?
These are where the switch is to be placed in between to create the on/off function found on the hyper expensive lazer mice that I am not shelling out for BTW!
Remove the 3 screws shown to lift the top board!
Step 4: Da! Switch
Nice & small/thin.
Step 5: Start the Hack.
Now I got another springy contact from some other junk of an old TV remote so as to save destroying the original
Step 6: Make Hole for Switch.
THE HOLE FOR THE SWITCH.(I was getting to that!)
The switch will sit nicely flat halfway up against the batt' compartment with the lever slighly poking out from underneath the mouse.
To make the hole required for the switch I had to melt through the sole of the mouse with my solder iron as I have no crafty expensive tools but it may be done using them if your lucky enough to own them.
The unsitelyness can be smartend up with an exacto knife after wards but only needs enough of a hole for the switch to operate in both directions.
Step 7: In Place.
Glue the switch in place after testing the hole is sufficient for the on/off action & replace the top circuit board ready for re-assembly.