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Diagram showing placement of spring inside Compaq mouse.

I have a Compaq mouse, model N3 ball. When I took it apart to clean it, the spring popped out and I can't figure out exactly how it needs to sit.

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The Spring goes on the right side of the mouse wheel as it would be pointing at your computer. It supports the wheel to make it spring back when preasure is applied. Place the spring on the axle with the spring forming an spread out "A" (not a "V"). You will see that it falls nicely into the 2 little tower mounts. my real problem was with the other little piece of bent wire that fell out. This is the part that makes the snaping fealing as you scroll the wheel. This connects directly on the plastic part that is mounted on the scroll wheel. If you look at that plastic part you will see a small hole. One end goes in that hole & the other rounded end goes to the splines on the wheel itself. I hope this helps, it better that just saying go buy another.


Allen

Posted on Jun 25, 2010

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Thanks for this posting. I didn't even think it would be the battery and was nervous to pull everything apart, but it was easy thanks to the information from Solution #1.

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Found an answer with pictures on the site.

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SOURCE: hp mouse model # n3 ball middle button is not working

Do you have the install cd.Try reinstalling the software.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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that sring is of middle button try to reinsert carefully

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