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8525 scroll wheel loose?

1st March 2007, 03:54 PM |#1  
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i have an 8525 and i have noticed that my scroll wheel is getting a little loose
it is annoying because i cannot scroll precisely, it takes alot more effort to scroll

can i just open it up and tighten it or do i have to get a new scroll wheel??
where would i even get a scroll wheel?
 
 
1st March 2007, 05:51 PM |#2  
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i have an 8525 and i have noticed that my scroll wheel is getting a little loose
it is annoying because i cannot scroll precisely, it takes alot more effort to scroll

can i just open it up and tighten it or do i have to get a new scroll wheel??
where would i even get a scroll wheel?

It's not immediately obvious how you would tighten the scroll wheel but I can check this weekend if you like?



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1st March 2007, 11:34 PM |#3  
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2nd March 2007, 12:22 AM |#4  
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Mine is getting pretty crappy lately, anyone know a reliable reseller that sells the scrollwheel assembly?
2nd March 2007, 08:56 AM |#5  
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OK will have a look - possibly the black wheel just pushes onto a spindle, in which case it may just be slipping and could be glued or "packed" to tighten it, but we'll see.

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3rd March 2007, 03:36 PM |#6  
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Well unfortunately after taking apart and examining the jog dial / scroll wheel, it is rock solid on mine. I tried some leverage to see if it was a push on wheel but no joy. I have a feeling it may have a similar construction to old style volume wheels where there is a cir-clip on a spindle holding it in place. Unfortunately, ulike the volume dial set up where the spindle is accessible on the reverse side of the board - this one is not accessible without de-soldering the dial.

To de-solder this component would require the finest of skills. This is not a traditional board where the connections pass through the board and are soldered on the reverse side - it appears surface soldered (possibly multilayered) and surrounded by a number of likely heat sensitive components including the camera flash which is on the reverse side.

All in all I would suggest replacement new or second hand if you can find a source.

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4th March 2007, 12:30 AM |#7  
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great...so where do i find the necessary tools to open up my device and replace the wheel assembly
12th March 2007, 01:24 AM |#8  
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anyone find a supplier for these scroll wheels?
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