Introduction

After a couple of thousands clicks the Anywhere MX Mouse develops a phantom double click. This is due to a grove that develops on the inside of the button. It can be fixed with a piece of tape.

  1. The front screws are underneath the front gliders. The can be removed with a butterknive or Plastic Opening Tool. The gliders have three layers, be careful not to seperate them.
    • The front screws are underneath the front gliders. The can be removed with a butterknive or Plastic Opening Tool. The gliders have three layers, be careful not to seperate them.

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  2. The back screws are underneath the stickers with the battery images. You can either remove them, like I did, or just poke a hole into them to get to the screws.
    • The back screws are underneath the stickers with the battery images. You can either remove them, like I did, or just poke a hole into them to get to the screws.

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    • After the four screws are removed, the top and the bottom part can be easily taken apart. In the top part the grove that was made by the click-sensor should be cleary visible. This causes the phantom double clicks.

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    • Put a piece of tape over the groove.

    This is made a TOTAL difference in my mouse….THANKS!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Stefan Magometschnigg

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Worked well for me, lets see how long it'll last.

Wynadorn - Reply

Worked for me too...saved a great little mouse!

jcrhino - Reply

Thank you for this hint! It worked perfectly

Wojciech Gradkowski - Reply

Thank you, it worked!

Jakab Ponoczky - Reply

Thank you for this guide! Got my mouse working and saved me some money :)

Kon-Kon Chao - Reply

second time for me. So thanks twice !

I cut a couple of tiny pieces of stainless shim and glued them in place of the tape. I cut these from the internals of a failed inkjet printer to prolong the life of the repair.

effgee - Reply

Very helpful, thanks!

kalrnux - Reply

Worked like a charm… Hope it lasts a few more years, the mouse is great.

Ariel Masciotta - Reply

Had to put three layers of tape on it, but now it works as great as all the years before. Thank you very much!

Baghira - Reply

Put two layers of tape on mine - this tip worked like a charm! very grateful for the advice - glad I don’t have to buy a brand new $80 mouse now!

heath whaley - Reply

Thank you for this!! It worked very well! The mouse is great, it’s a shame it comes with this glitch though…

Ronaldo Jr - Reply

your solution is great; however i did not need to dismantle the mouse to apply the fix. i simply and delicately pulled the mouse button up and out of its socket. after bracing the button by wedging a pencil between the mouse body and button i applied three small electrical tape pieces to the button groove. finally i pressed the button back into its socket.

Axiom Aziz - Reply

Wow, amazingly simple solution for the problem. It really works. I was thinking in buy a new one, but now is not necessary. Thanks a lot!

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