Modifying Amiga Optical Mouse to fit A600

Recently I bought an Amiga Optical Scroll Mouse from AmigaKit, and I also ordered the recommended adapter for my A600. However, I was not very pleased with this solution because it looked kind of ugly!
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Amiga Optical Scroll Mouse with ugly adapter.

I decided to modify the connector housing by cutting away the plastic tabs that hold the connector in place.

To make this modification, take a sharp knife like a X-acto knife. Cut close to the tab until it is easily bent with a pair of pliers, about 45 degrees. Then continued to cut until the tab comes loose.
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Trimming of the remaining plastic using the connector as support.

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Rough up the surface inside the housing a bit before applying hot glue to fixate the PCB mounted on the connector.

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Adding a moderate amount of hot glue.

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Fixate the PCB with the integrated circuit facing the glue, and let it cool.

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Trim down the top right corner (facing the connector).

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It now makes a snug fit in the mouse port.

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I must say that I am very satisfied with the result! 🙂

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