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Source: Dismantling Guide for IT Equipment, which was elaborated within the SRI project and financially supported by SECO and UNIDO, June 2015

World Resources Forum (WRF)

Mathias Schluep, St. Gallen / Switzerland

Dismantling and Recycling Centre (DRZ)

Markus Spitzbart, Vienna / Austria

Institute for Materials Science & Technology (Empa)

Fabian Blaser, St. Gallen / Switzerland

Health and Safety

Dismantling mice is a simple task with no hazardous steps.

  1. Dismantling  a  mouse  is  relatively  simple. Firstly, cut the cable off. If  the  mouse  has  screws, unscrew them  and pry the mouse open  (the  screws  are  often  located  below pads on the  bottom). If there are no screws, pry the casing open or break it apart.
    • Dismantling a mouse is relatively simple. Firstly, cut the cable off. If the mouse has screws, unscrew them and pry the mouse open (the screws are often located below pads on the bottom).

    • If there are no screws, pry the casing open or break it apart.

  2. Remove  the  printed  wiring  board  and  store  it  separately.
    • Remove the printed wiring board and store it separately.

  3. Separate all materials and introduce them into the adequate treatment.
    • Separate all materials and introduce them into the adequate treatment.

    • Especially take care to remove all metal pieces as plastic should be perfectly clean for further recycling.

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