Don't mess with the pro mouse. i've tried before, with dead ones. they are a lot more trouble than they are worth. My suggestion is getting a generic USB mouse and painting that, or getting a clone and changing that. The Pro Mouse is pressure sealed, then closed tight. You can get about 50% of it off before realizing that the mouse will just be a dead project.

I'm glad you did the I/O cover. Another question: On the rubber side panel tab cover, did you paint that as well? Did you paint it on, or sepperatly? Other than that, you've been a great help so far.
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