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Originally Posted by squarebox;14361670 
My only worry is replacement mousefeet. Retailers in Singapore do not bring in any mousefeet.
And users have to self-import in...
But who am I to complain when I got my Spawn for USD$30 and normally retails at USD$43.

Corepad already offers aftermarket replacement feet for the Spawn, if you can't get them from CM.
    
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Originally Posted by ElectricDelta;14361834 
Not accusing anyone of lying or even exaggeration here, just trying to get to the bottom of this. There must be a logical reason why people are getting different results. It's nothing personal. No offense given, nor taken.

And... in the interest of thoroughness and to be sure nothing was overlooked (i.e. not to be a smarta$$), I need to ask a couple of dumb (or maybe not so dumb) questions:
1) When you flashed the firmware of the Spawn, did you do it outside of the Spawn configuration software? From within the configuration software, you just get the same old default Spawn_28_1.dld firmware again, which has known issues (unless CM updated the Ver 1.0 configuration software pack recently to use Ver. 30a). You have to flash the specific firmware, from the separately downloaded firmware pack with Versions 30a, 31, and 32, from the appropriate subdirectory where you unpacked it. Unfortunately, the current firmware version installed in the mouse is not displayed in the configuration software anywhere; this shortcoming is IMO an expected feature that CM definitely ought to add.
2) After flashing the firmware, you MUST unplug the mouse's USB plug, wait for the Windows disconnect sound, and then re-connect the mouse. You can't just flash the mouse's firmware and expect it to take off running without a proper full re-start. This is akin to flashing your mobo BIOS; it's a low-level change, that requires the new firmware to load from the FlashROM area into the mouse MCU's working memory and also to load the SROM to the ADNS-3090 sensor. Without the re-start, you may be inadvertently continuing to run the previous firmware. Flashing the firmware is not the same as just applying settings (which you can, of course, do on-the-fly, without unplugging and re-plugging the mouse).

If none of this helps, well, I would suggest to RMA the mouse, because it really should be working much better than you describe.

1. I ran the firmware updaters from their folder and each of them completed successfully. I only used the drivers to bind the forward and backward buttons which were mixed up for some reason out of the box.

2. I actually did this out of habit after flashing the firmware on my DA 3G so many times with various updates testing NDC and regular DC's. The Razer software asks you to unplug the mouse and plug it in, I did the same with the spawn after it was finished flashing.

Like I said, after the flash the lift off distance and perfect control speed was noticeable lower after the flashes and then reflashing to 30a raised them both back to what they were out of the box so the firmware updates were obviously completing and having an effect on the performance of the mouse.

The box has a sticker on the back that says "firmware 30a" so the default was already one of the newer supposedly fixed versions.
Edited by Derp - 7/27/11 at 1:15am
post #53 of 367
Mine didn't have any stickers.
Although mine too have the IE back and forward buttons reversed...
I flashed mine straight to v32.

Have you tried v31 ?
Edited by squarebox - 7/27/11 at 2:08am
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post #54 of 367
Just did a brief test in MSpaint with my Spawn and this is what I got:
spawn2.png
Everything at 500hz pooling in Win7 x64 with sens. @ 6 and all accel. turned off. Firmware flashed to version 30a(not by the mouse software but with the seperate pack available on the CMstorm website). The surface I used was a hard mousepad, Razer Scarab.
Can anybody tell me if this is a good result?
post #55 of 367
I cant see any jitter there
post #56 of 367
My spawn is out for delivery biggrin.gif

I'll add my thoughts once I've messed around with it a bit.
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@Derp,
Sounds like you were thorough and did everything right. I have to assume the lens is clean and properly seated to the sensor, since the 1800 cpi setting seems to track fine. You shouldn't accept the jitter and low malfunction speed, so RMA'ing the mouse frown.gif for a warranty replacement is about all that's left that you can do to resolve this.
    
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or return it?
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post #59 of 367
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Originally Posted by ElectricDelta;14358780 
(...)(medium sense ~20 cm/360 degrees). (...)
I do routinely exceed 1.5 m/s in-game, and occasionally hit as high as 1.8 m/s, but that's about it.

Wow! I play with 20cm/360 and I usually stay within 0-0.6 m/s, 0.8m/s for 180* and rarely hit a little more than 1m/s for very fast 180*/360*.

Derp maybe try to use tape to lower LOD instead of firmware? It might not influence malfunction speed(I know it's not long term solution but...).
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I see my calculations were too optimistic, my mistake again tongue.gif . Spawn barely reaches 2m/s...
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