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Instead of trashing that obnoxiously loud mouse to get a new one, save some money and the environment by modding it into a Ninja Mouse. All you need in a thin knife and whichever type of screwdriver to open it.

NOTE: This mod can takes only a few minutes if you know what to look for. I think it goes without saying, but mod at your own risk.

Step 1: First, Some Numbers

Using an Android decibel meter, I got the following data:

-Ambient Noise 48 dB
-Ninja Mouse 52 dB
-Regular Mouse 74 dB
(The regular mouse is just as loud as my Ninja Mouse used to be.)

If you know about logarithmic scales, you can see Ninja mouse is over 10 times quieter than the regular mouse!

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<p>Im actually made it but since &quot;I Made it!&quot; require images, i forfeit that button.</p><p>Struggle a little bit when the white micro plastic part suddenly jump from nowhere, i had to put it back to the very micro hole on the switch cover. I do the whole thing with just screwdriver and a scissor. I use screwdriver to open screw and black switch cover and scissor to bend the metal thingy.</p><p>Thanks alot instructables.com, you had passed me an secret art of ninjutsu. My mouse is stealth like shinobi ninja warrior, barely make any sound. Now i can play dota with my boss sitting right in front of me :) Long live unproductive worker!!!</p>
<p>Wow.. I can hardly even hear the click anymore. </p><p>Mine was a very noisy cheapo mouse have been using as I *misplaced my bluetooth one that was silent. I thought that I had broken it twice as the whole click switch flew off. Managed to straighen the pin legs and push it back on. </p><p>Great instructions - the back side cover clip was not possible to get to on my mouse and it snapped off, but a bit of tap and the switch cover holds just fine.</p>
<p>what wa the silent bluetooth mouse you had? brand and model?</p>
<p>It really works! I tested it on cheap but very loud ''sven'' mouse, now its very quiet and fine. Actually now i need less power to press the button, its very good because im a youtuber and i hate when you can hear mouse clicks in a video. Nice job! :))</p>
Which tab should be pushed? I dont get it.. thanks
<p>Yaaaaasssss! Works! I used <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/Hexan94" rel="nofollow">Hexan94</a>'s suggestion and put a piece of tape over the little plastic tab (instructions show white but mine was green) before I took the cover off the square switch. Worked perfectly! </p>
<p>Nice Joke!</p>
<p>Hi have tried this it works awesome suppressed my clicks to about 50% or more thanks for the steps ...appreciate this post ...</p>
<p>Hey, so I did this and it worked just fine, my mouse is now nice and quiet!</p><p>One step you could add though is in order to not lose the little white thing people are having trouble with, just put a piece of tape over it before you remove the switch cover. I even flung the whole cover off and down on the floor and because of that tape, the little white thing was still in there all secure. </p><p>Thanks for the guide =)</p>
<p>Wow.. I can hardly even hear the click anymore. </p><p>Mine was a very noisy cheapo mouse have been using as I *misplaced my bluetooth one that was silent. I thought that I had broken it twice as the whole click switch flew off. Managed to straighen the pin legs and push it back on. </p><p>Great instructions - the back side cover clip was not possible to get to on my mouse and it snapped off, but a bit of tap and the switch cover holds just fine.</p>
<p>Wow.. I can hardly even hear the click anymore. </p><p>Mine was a very noisy cheapo mouse have been using as I *misplaced my bluetooth one that was silent. I thought that I had broken it twice as the whole click switch flew off. Managed to straighen the pin legs and push it back on. </p><p>Great instructions - the back side cover clip was not possible to get to on my mouse and it snapped off, but a bit of tap and the switch cover holds just fine.</p>
<p>I know I'm pretty late to the party but after successfully completing this mod the first time I decided to make my left click button even more quiet and ended up making it super hypersensitive after taking it of its little hinge thingies and bending it a little. I tried molding it back and put it back on the grooves but that's when it stop making the clicking noise and became hypersensitive. Please Help! </p>
<p>same problem here lol</p>
You can adjust the tab height highlighted in step 4. If you mean the whole swing arm got bent, I don't know what to tell you other that bend it back and get it to spring again. (You can also go to a thrift store and buy a cheap old mouse and scavenge another arm piece out of that.)
Wow thanks, ended up just grabbing an arm from another mouse... thanks for the quick response!
<p>thank's man...<br>pro tip: never attempting this, risk of losing red button clicker through modification process! do attempt this on a large white surface so it's easy to find the losing components, btw i'm losing my red plastic clicker, so i have to get my middle button red plastic as replacement. </p>
<p>Hi. My problem is i can't find my screws.<br>Thanks.</p>
<p>A bit fiddly but worgs great. Thank you!</p>
<p>My &quot;Ninja Mouse&quot; works great!</p>
<p>Is there another way? My mouse screw is in triangle shape...i don't have the screwdriver either, so i can't screw it.. help! </p>
<p>A flat blade screwdriver of a certain size will fit right in.</p>
<p>Thanks for the total BS now i have a completely broken mouse! DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS TROLL POST</p>
<p>Actually, this instructable is doable with certain micro switches. I've done this with before and broke a few microswitches before I realized it only works on ones that don't give you the finger when you mess with their innards. The mouse is completely fixable, you just need to solder in a new micro switch.</p>
<p>GR8 M8 I R8 8/8!! MY MOTHER WON'T NOTICE ME PLAYING DOTA 2 FROM NOW ON!!!!!! </p>
<p>2:00 AM... Mum is sleeping... EXACTLY SAME PURPOSE!!! I'M REALLY AMAZED SEEING ANOTHER DOTA 2 CRAZY PLAYER HERE!!! DOTA 2 FOREVER!</p>
Lol dude. I was looking for this just for same purpose. Dota2!! XD
I did it! Thanks for the tutorial
<p>thanks, i made it.. nice one..</p>
<p>thanks i made it. Now I have A Quiet Ninja Mouse</p>
Managed to render my $40 wireless Logitech mouse almost useless using this method ;(. What happened in my situation is that the metal thing popped out, and when trying to put it back in, the bended park broke off.. It was on the LMB, unfortunately.
<p>You may be able to desolder a switch from other (cheap) mouse and replace it. Ask around, is common to see broken mouses that can be recycled.</p>
<p>Perfect! I've just done this on my Thermaltake Saphira. The difference is noticeable. Thanks for sharing :)</p>
<p>Exellent tutorial! Works great, thnx, dude</p>
<p>Word of caution: don't do this to the wheel button or you end up accidentally center-clicking instead of scrolling a lot.</p>
<p>Thanks so much for this post. Worked with my logitech M310. My pregnant wife sleeps a lot and was getting really annoyed by the clicking of our mouse; it stopped her from falling asleep. I went to a shop with 50 different mice and every single one of them make loud annoying clicks. This post was invaluable. Cheers!</p>
<p>OMG, this is a life saver. I was seriously going to shell out some cash for some pain relief from repetitive clicking. Thank you so much for putting together these instructions!!</p><p>To those that broke their mice, sorry that happened to you. That's the inherent risk of any DIY but you shouldn't blame the poster...</p>
<p>NICE it worked :}</p>
<p>i tried to make this... it made my right click super overreceptive, and completly broke my left click... i have been trying to fix it for the last two hours. i may need to get new switches... or something. i don't reccomend trying it.</p>
<p>excellent tutorial, it was hard to take the black boxes off but i did it, also i was lucky the little button was not white but purple, and i did what aleunge said, putting a small piece of duct tape over it and it worked excellent, very easy tutorial, i had never made something like this, thank so very much</p>
<p>My God thank you so much for this Instructable. I have 2 dogs; one with super sensitive ears and the other dog is really old and needs his rest and to not be aggrivated constantly by that noise. When they are sleeping they keep waking up to moan and groan and make it obvious it's driving them crazy. I usually get off the computer before I'm actually ready to. They've got me trained pretty good. LOL. :) THANK YOU!!!</p>
You're welcome! Give those dogs a belly rub from me.
<p>Thanks a bunch!! just turned a crappy mouse into a superstar!</p>
<p>Good hack. But to make it almost completely silent (similar to my MS Arc Mouse) while keeping much of the button travel:</p><p>- put a small piece of duct tape in between the little arched piece the OP is recommending we bend down and the thin metal sheet that does the actual clicking (the top arched piece is basically a small magnet that attracts/pulls the sheet back up after you click it/pushing it down, essentially the spring mechanism of the button). By placing a small piece of duct tape there, you're cushioning the button return, which is actually the loudest part. Don't double the tape up or use something else thicker though as it will insulate the magnet too much from pulling the sheet back up with enough force.</p><p>- the tape will also reduce the travel of the button a little, but if you bend it like the OP is recommending as well, the clicking sound would reduce even further (but don't bend so much as the tape already reduced the clearance). </p><p>After that, enjoy a real silent mouse but still have the clicky feel of the original button.</p>
<p>Absolutely wonderful guide. My switches were mounted on a board that made it impossible to get the sides off but luckily the board came out no problem. Thanks :)</p>
<p>Well I just killed my mouse! Broke off the little flat spring. Looks like one end was soldered on, but no more. I got the right-click side done and it looked like it was going to work well until I broke the spring off the left-click side. I guess I get to go buy a silent click mouse now.</p>
I thought I did the same thing first time I tried. You can actually pry it back on, it's just held in place with tension. It took a surprising amount of force though.
I will get a strong light and magnifying glass and see what I can do.

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