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#1 m0le

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

My HP USB Wired Optical Mouse (XQ500AA) scroll wheel has developed a squeak.

Can anyone give me a nice simple fix for it?
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

precision oiler(read metal needle point) with a single drop of sewing machine oil worked for my logitech. I was so annoyed I didn't care and if it didn't work I would have replaced it.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

Another option would be to use dry graphite to lube the wheel.

Depending on the environment where the mouse is being used, oil could accumulate dust and cause more problems.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

Excellent suggestion dc3. I didn't have any at the time. And for as much as I would use it I wasn't going to spend the money on buying it for a single application. I half anticipated I'd be replacing the mouse anyway.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

I no longer have a wheel mouse. But long ago I used Elmer's Slide-All - it's dry spray, I think it's Teflon type. No black graphite, no sticky-dust attracting oil. It's great for everything - door hinges, bottom of skis, and many other things such as moving plastic parts. It's very, very slippery, but mouse wheel was accurate.




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