Basically, the button cover" (the black spring loaded button presser) is covering the microswitch so you need to pull it up just enough to allow room for the straw to get to the center of the microswitch plunger itself. Then the straw itself needs to press down on the little microswitch plunger so it makes the click. That way there is now a 'gap' available between the microswitch housing and the little microswitch plunger, so when you spray the deoxit (on lowest spray setting), it will go through the gap and into the housing. If the straw isnt 'clicking' the button, then there's no way way get the fluid in. it's really self explanatory. Make sure you do both buttons for good measure. It may take several applications to make sure it's cleaned.
I tried but it was hard to impossible to do it correctly and i got d5 fluid into the scrolling wheel too by mistake which made it malfunctioning from now on.
I was planning to rma it anyways, thanks for the learning experience you gave me even though i made a mess lol.
It works like an antistatic wristband, they say it promotes good health by removing dirty static electricity from the body. I just found it to be good for my mouse too.
I found using a cork base equally as good.
Tried using those cable connectors to metal bases and it seems to fail with me. Never noticed anything different at all whilst using any mouse.
Found that most products produced today is quite good at removing most of the static electricity and besides I have a wooden floors in the house, so this pad you're advocating would probably suit those that live inside a carpeted or vinyl covered floor.