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Hey guys, I stopped using my MX518 because the mouse developed the famed double click problem. While I don't plan on using this any longer I'd like to get it fixed to give it out to a buddy. Does anyone have an idea of how to fix this without soldering in a new switch?
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Open the mouse up (2 screws to the right and left of thewire) Old versions have a cross marking them, new versions are under front foot.

Back screw is under the sticker with mouse serial number etc. Has a cross marking it.

Once opened, take a small carpet cutting knife, and carefully prime the 2 latches on either side of the omron switch no remove the top cap with the white push rod plastic thing.

Take an alcohol swab and carefully rub cleaning alcohol where the contacts of the switch (Put a cotton cloth, drop it into alcohol and cover carpet knife with it and carefully squeeze knife in between the contacts.) Rub a little.

Use nose pliers to put the white plastic piece into the top switch shell. Put the top switch shell back onto the switch (hold mouse upside down, so the white thing doesnt fall out).

Reassemble the wheel mechanism, which disassembled itself when you opened the mouse.

Pu shell back on and screw the screws back in. Should last a while.

Tested on 2 mx 518's and 1 MS 3.0 Explorer.
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post #3 of 8
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I tried this, turns out the contacts were fine. I got a feeling I have a faulty switch. Looks like I'll be picking up another soldering iron soon.
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post #4 of 8
Hmm. My old 518 had the same fate. Oh well, I grabbed a G9 lol.
 
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post #5 of 8
Depending on how long you had it for (3 years give or take a few months) call up logitech support and they should just hook you up with a new one. I know because they replaced mine for free.
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post #6 of 8
lol double click problem is a help in FPS games.
    
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post #7 of 8
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Rofl.. sounds like you have the ghetto version of a turbo controller.
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Intel 2600K Asus P8Z68-V Pro Asus GTX 580 Corsair Vengeance Low-Profile 8GB DDR3 CML8GX3M2A1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S27A950D Lexmark / IBM M15, Razer Blackwidow Standard OCZ ZX 1000W Ultra U12-40670 
Mouse
Razer Deathadder 3G, Logitech MX518, Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2600K Asus P8Z68-V Pro Asus GTX 580 Corsair Vengeance Low-Profile 8GB DDR3 CML8GX3M2A1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S27A950D Lexmark / IBM M15, Razer Blackwidow Standard OCZ ZX 1000W Ultra U12-40670 
Mouse
Razer Deathadder 3G, Logitech MX518, Logitech G5 
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post #8 of 8
See THIS. Works for every microswitch out there.

Also, if you're going to replace the switch, i would highly recommend these CHERRY switches, if you can get them.
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