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How to disassemble/ take apart a CM storm sentinel...

post #1 of 6
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Ok, well I got a bit rough with it one night not too long ago (the day before yesterday) and whilst I have been looking for new mice, I really wanna try and repair this one and keep it as a backup.

What happened was I was playing CSS and because I suck and get angry at things quickly, I shouldn't have expensive peripherals. But I do. So I slammed it down onto my mousepad and the buttons lifted up off the little switches and the black shiny area around the scroll wheel came flying off. I thought that putting the little cover back on would fix it, but to my despair I discovered the profile switch buttons ere now not actually sitting properly, and were lower than the rest of the cover's surface (suggesting the whole PCB has kinda fallen downwards inside the mouse). On top of that, the scroll wheel is "stuck" and only scrolls forward but needs alot of pressure, and cant scroll backwards (plus it clicks before I scroll it). So I'm guessing the grooves on the wheel have gotten stuck on the edge of the PCB. So, my question is, does anyone know how to open this thing up without breaking it more and try and fix it, even if it means superglue etc.

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I know, I should look after my stuff. But this is somewhat of a learning curve (don't hit your stuff, it breaks). HELP ME PLEASE, I LOVE THIS MOUSE!!!!
post #2 of 6
Don't kill what you love. frown.gif

Screws are on almost every mice behind the feet so take them off.
Edited by cROKODILE - 2/7/12 at 3:41am
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
I do feel very bad, but I won't do it again. Thanks for the screws tip though, good thing it comes with spare feet.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ok, I took the mouse apart and I figured out what is wrong with it. Unfortunately, the PCB has become dislodged from two small, and surprisingly strong clips and has "fallen" and that is what is blocking my scroll wheel. I know what to do in theory, but I cant figure out how to do it. Basically I have to push the clips back without breaking them and push the PCB back up into position. Any suggestions on how I would go about doing this? All I have at the moment is a bottle opener on a pocket knife...

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I apologise for the bad quality, using a phone camera
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
FIXED!!! Thanks for the help on the screws, probably a pretty obvious thing but I've never taken apart a mouse before. Thanks for the help cROKODILE, + rep to you. Sorry about the waste of a thread, is it at all possible to request a thread to be closed or anything like that? Again, thanks cROKODILE.
post #6 of 6
Thanks guys for this!

My mouse is old, but i love it and would hate to replace it... So I need to take it apart so I can make it look nice again... the Matt coating started coming off and I tried sanding it off and even sandblasting, all while the mouse was still in one piece, so could not do it properly or risk getting sand in it...

I'm going to try take it apart so I can properly sand all the panels and so on, maybe repaint some biggrin.gif

Thanks again!
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