Because we are all tired of your scroll wheel clicking. This instructable will guide you through making your computer experience much better.

Step 1: Open Your Mouse

Locate the screws on the bottom of your mouse and unscrew them. This will probably take a jewelers screwdriver, since they are pretty small screws. Pull up on the back of the mouse, and pull back. It is not necessary to force. There are tabs in this stock Dell one, that force you to pull back rather than immediately out.
Thanks so much. I took my mouse apart to clean it, and the mouse wheel fell out. I must have spent half an hour trying to fit it back together, before I turned to Google. I had no idea that spring was only there for the click. Now the spring is gone, my mouse is back together, that annoying click is gone, and you've saved me hours of aggravation and maybe a new mouse. Thanks.
<p>Thanks a lot for help... </p>
<p>great guide to reassemble the spring! very useful, this unbreakeable mouse has returned to life, i wasn't able to mount it. Thanks a lot</p>
<p>It seems I am going to continue the tradition of thanking you for your picture of your mouse's inner workings. I was having trouble with /both/ springs. Thank you for your assistance.</p>
<p>Able to do it with a Logitech M100.. many thanks!!</p>
<p>Thanks you very much Bro!!! You really rock ........</p>
<p>I just now removed wheel click from a Logitech M557 Bluetooth mouse. First I removed the 2 screws in the battery compartment. Then I used a razor blade to pry up the far end of the 2 far pads so I could see the screws underneath (not necessary to completely remove the pads). I removed those 2 screws and then the top of the mouse was partially removed (wires still attached). The wheel ratchet spring was then bent away from the wheel. That was enough to remove clicks but I also cut and removed the spring. Very slick, I like it better than the Apple Magic Mouse for my Mac.</p>
<p>Many thanks to the author and comments, in addition to the 2 screws being found under the battery direction label, our Logitech wireless mouse had 2 more screws under the 2 front pads. The pads will have to be removed as well as the glue that holds them down. Once that is done and those screws removed, the 2 halves of the mouse will separate. You will need a small phillips head screwdriver to remove these screws. Then, taking a small pair of needle nose plyers, you can just bend the clicker wire out of the way and then reassemble the mouse. This solved the problem of not having smooth scrolling for this mouse using the HP Chromebook 14 using the Google Chrome browser. PERFECT!</p>
<p>Is there a way to make that small mouse button click-less or silent or use less effort for clicking ? Way useful in gaming scenario.</p>
<p>Depending on your mouse, bend the spring back slightly so it puts less pressure on whatever grooves are there to provide texture.</p>
<p>I just signed up here to say a big thank you to the author, as I disassembled my mouse, the left tricky spring fell out and I had no clue how and where to put it back.</p><p>Absolutely great info, thanks again.</p>
Thanks! makes me a lot less paranoid.
Thank you!!!! This was the most helpful site Logitech couldn't even help me. It took me longer to find your site than to follow your instuctions to put my mouse back together. You are the best :)
aahhhhhh. like butter. just wish ubuntu had a smooth scrolling mod now...
Mouse fell apart when I went to clean it. Pics helped get it back together right and working great. Thanks!
Very Helpful Pic needed it to figure out how left spring went back.<br><br>Thanks
Hey, thanks a lot! This great pic of the springs came very handy!
Thanks! This saved me time, money and headaches. Dropped the mouse and the left click button wasn't responding. When I took it apart to see if it was fixable, the springs fell out and I couldn't figure out how to get them back in. The freewheel function was too weird for me so I put both back but I could not have done it without these pics. The click button still isn't working great but at least it's useable.
I had no hope of saving a mouse I attempted to 'clean up' after unscrewing the casing and watching the springs come off after turning it over. This instructable, and the fantastic picture of where those springs go, saved me some cash in not having to replace the mouse. I was seriously going to pitch the whole mess but waited until I had a chance to search the web. I couldn't believe I found this. GREAT INSTRUCTABLE!!
Whoa, it feels weird without the click. It's good for silent browsing at night though xD I'll keep it with the mod.
Awesome! Thank you so much. This is so much nicer. Why did they even design it to click in the first place?
If you're gaming, and one scrolling click means switching the weapon once.&nbsp;Two scroll clicks means switching two weapons further.&nbsp;And so on...<br />
Two reasons, I think. One: really old mice probably had very low resolution optical encoders. Two: The snap prevents the mouse from stopping in between degrees in the encoder shaft (which still happens sometimes).
Ok, so I had disassembled my logitech wheel mouse to clean it, only to find that I was left with two springs and didn't remember how to put them back.<br /> <br /> Even though this article was about *removing* that spring, this article did the opposite for me and showed me how to *add* both springs again.<br /> <br /> Thank you!<br />
awesome guide, just finished it on my Logitech mouse. No problems whatsoever. <br />
my mouse doesnt click very loudly and im used to it
then you obviously dont need this, and didnt need to wast your prescious time commenting. to the author, great ible. if my mouse has the same setup on the inside, im dont this. more precise stuff while zooming or using modeling programs, and it just plain feels better.
whups i meant to say doin this. i have lots of spelling mistakes for some reason.
Then I'm surprised your name isn't misspelled, lol.<br />
I did this exact same thing when I was modding my mouse to make it all completely black and white. I was like &quot;hmmm, I wonder what happens if i remove this spring&quot; and then I&nbsp;was like &quot;OMFG, I LOVE HAPPY ACCIDENTS.&quot;<br /> <br /> <br /> Then i wrote a slideshow about it and wrote it off as if i meant to do it on purpose. Yus.<br />
My mouse scroll wheel doesn't click at all. That's kind of weird, I wonder why...<br />
...but instead of removing that second spring, I bent it down a little so the wheel now barely clicks when I scroll yet still offer a little resistance so that it doesnt free-spins<br />
thanks for this howto, my wheel is now silent (unless I click)<br />
Ye my mouse has like a three tabbed thingie holding the mouse wheel :O
I cant find any screws on my mouse : ( idk where they are. it is wireless, and i checked under the battery and stuff. next im going under the stickers, but i didnt feel anything. could the mouse just snap apart?
They're often under the stickers. After that, try looking up "how to take apart an ipod". Ipods are held together by plastic tabs instead of screws and your mouse might have a similar construction.
this is great!! but i have a question...is it correctible/reversible? i LOVE these kinds of ibles, but i am always nervous that i'm going to f up something i can't afford to replace, LOL!! :))
It depends on your type of mouse.
the roughness acts as a stop and helps incontrolling the Mouse !! making it too smooth only makes it more slippery to use !!
Simply put, I love you.
I love you too, baby.
Wow, thats... comfortable.
hehe, lol
I thought of this a long time ago and was going to make an instructable until I searched and found this one. I love the smooth scrolling. Great I'ble
i have almost the same mouse (mines wireless) but i removed both springs and it will fly
Thx, It feel so much better!
I did something like that a few years ago to my logitech mouse... I first removed entirely that spring, as shown here, but then realized that I was used to that "clicking". The reason is that in some applications works as page-up & page-down per wheel click, and generally there are a lot of functions "per wheel click" (in games, in picture viewing applications etc), and I couldn’t used those functions effectively without that spring. So I decided to put it back, but first I used a pair of small pliers to bend it. I bend it down exactly at the point where it meets the turning wheel, so that the clicks get a lot softer. Now the clicking noise and the annoying “force” on my finger is gone, but I can still feel the faint clicks on my fingers when it is required. You may need to experiment a bit to find how much you should bent it, in order to get the “clicks” as soft as you need.
a reduced click is definitely a good idea. Sometimes stepping is useful, plus some small resistance to accidental scroll. I have a Compaq mouse and the spring appears to be enclosed. There's a metal disc with a small notch, which causes the click....and resistance. Not sure of a quick and easy way to reduce or disable this without some permanent mangling.
odd. all i did was open my mouse, something popped out, and it doesnt click anymore, but i can still feel the click

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