Mouse performance mod – Patrick Walsh
The Logitech MX 510 mouse is an incredible mouse for gaming. It features excellent speed and precision. But it does have one drawback that becomes evident after prolonged episodes of gaming. Weight. A good mouse pad and the Teflon pads on the underside of the mouse will help, but after hours of game play the mouse can feel heavy, even thought it is fairly light.
Fortunately there is an easy way to lighten the burden. Inside the MX 510 is a weight, which can be removed to lighten the mouse, and here is how to do it.
All you need is a:
- Philips Screwdriver (I used my Leatherman Multi-Tool)
- Adhesive remover
Unplug the mouse before you do this mod
This mod will void your warranty.
Remove the label from the bottom of the mouse – this is to expose the screws to access the innards of the mouse. Remember to clean of the bottom of the mouse with some sort of cleaner (Goo Gone or such) so that dirt doesn’t stick to the bottom of the mouse.
Remove the screws and open up the mouse.
There are 3 Philips screws on the underside of the mouse – two at the top and one near the bottom. The bottom one is recessed in the mouse.
Now its time to physically remove the weight.
The weight is fastened with another Philips screw. Remove it and the weight should come out easily; there is no other purpose for the screw so remove it as well.
Now that the weight is out, reassemble the mouse and you’re done!
The end product is a mouse that has no warranty and is slightly lighter, but whether you are looking for the extra edge in online gaming or to try to avoid a “heavy mouse” feel after hours of use, this mod certainly benefits.
9mmCensor – aka Patrick Walsh