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    Unhappy mouse click sound

    my mouse was clicking perfectly fine when suddenly the left mous button stopped making a click sound. the right one works fine still. The clicks are rehistering but it no longer makes a sound. the mouse is pretty old but reliable. i wish for the sound to be restored but dont know how to fix it!

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    This is typical of an old mouse. Over time the switches wear out, and the thin metal plate which acts as a spring starts to lose its springiness (often heralds a small crack in the metal - metal fatigue).

    You might find if you lift the edge of the button you get the click back... until your next press.
    Cleaning around the button, and if you're keen enough, cleaning around the switch internally, or adding a tiny bit of very thin lube (like CRC / WD40) might temporarily restore your click, but ultimately you're likely to need a new mouse sooner or later.

    The switches can be prized open, although it's a fidly task to get the plate out, cleaned and correctly re-seated, but this nearly always gives the best result (if you don't bust somethin in the process).

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    Did the click sound come from the computer speaker or was it just the mouse switch making a clicking sound when you press it?
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    buy a clicker and tape it to that button
    take your mouse to a PC Repair shop and have it rebuilt (will cost around $90)
    make the sound by snapping the fingers on your other hand
    in software, bind the mouse button to a clicking wav and have it come out of the speakers
    buy another mouse, cut off the cable, glue it to that button and press through both mice, giving you the click
    in software, switch the left & right buttons . Now use the good right button insted

    or the silliest of all suggestions
    spend $15. Buy a new mouse

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Did the click sound come from the computer speaker or was it just the mouse switch making a clicking sound when you press it?
    the mouse switch

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    thx for all the replies ill just get a new mouse!

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    New ones have a louder squeek as well!

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    My cats quickly eliminate any mouse squeeks
    I worked for everything I have. Most successful people have done the same thing.
    No, you aren't "entitled" to it. Too damn bad, Get it the way I did.
    WORK FOR IT.

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    Just replace the microswitch inside!
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: mouse click sound

    Just ignore it, it doesn't need to make a noise. Just work.
    Ex-pctek

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