How to fix a dead Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer

Amusingly enough, I have one of these generation 1 Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer’s sitting in a box after it died. It has the same diagnostics (dead wiring) but I never got around to fixing it. nev from deadharddrive has also went and fixed the wiring in his Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer. I should try this, when I’m not so lazy, and resurrect my first optical mouse ever. Sometime…
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