Shortening a Mouse's Tail

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I like to use a mouse other than the touchpad on my laptop. However, the cord is very inconvenient. A mouse is designed with a long cord for a desktop computer. Why not use a wireless? I get tired of battery worries especially when I am on it all day long.

Step 1: Disassemble Your Mouse

Lots of the screws are hidden under the bottom pads and or stickers.

Step 2: Shorten Your Cord

I snipped about 2.5 feet off of mine. Your choice here, you know what you want.

Step 3: Rejoin the Wires

Solder together or solder into the holes of the mouse circuit board. Insulate the wires.

Step 4: Reassemble Mouse

Take care to note that the buttons still click fine.

Step 5: Enjoy

You now have a wired mouse with the convenience of wireless.

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    obillo

    8 days ago on Step 5

    Kudos to you! So much stuff comes with excessively long cords The one on my mouse is about 3 feet long. I'm a bit of a klutz but I think I'll try this, practicing on a spare first. FYI, re wireless vs. wired: EVERY tech uy I've talked to says that battery worries aside, wired is flat-out more reliable.