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... since I last lifted up a soldering iron, but it's just like riding a bicycle!

Provided you remember which is the hot end. Hint: This is wrong.[^]

My mouse has been getting iffy - it releases sometimes while drag and dropping, double clicks when I single click, you know the kind of thing. Trouble is, it's a Logitech Trackman, and they don't make 'em any more. The newer model I don't find as comfortable (as well as being £80) and is wireless, which I don't like either. I like wired keyboard and mice so the cat can't remove them.

So it's replace the microswitch time. Buy 5 switches from Amazon on Prime next day (£4 for Omron ones), open it up (4 screws), detach the PCB (two clips, one spring), solder suck 3 joints, replace switch, solder three joints, reassembly is the reversal of disassembly.

About 5 minutes in total. Works fine!

So ... something has gone properly today, which makes a nice change.

How's your day going?
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