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Well to start off I have a Razer Imperator (not the new one) and an just got an Xtrac Ripper pad for it. Previously I had a Razer Sphex and it had the same problem but it seems worse on this pad. It tends to happen when I crank the speakers and then my cursor seems to bounce around a bit. Understandable from the bass, but then if I stop the music or mute, the cursor still moves like crazy. It won't move by itself but if I move it it will just start moving in one direction. For instance I was trying to open chrome to post this and it kept dragging the button off the taskbar, no matter how fast I clicked it would just move an inch up if I try to move it a millimeter to the left. Usually if I just turn the speakers down for a while it works again in a minute or so. Is this a problem with my mouse or is there a reason it does it even after the music is gone?
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I think it could be the mouse, I have had similar issues in the past...not with the same mouse though. I would uninstall the driver, restart windows and also switch usb ports before I consider a different mouse. Also is your mouse pad reflective at all?
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The sphex was slighty reflective, not really though. The ripper is not at all it's a cloth pad. This is the second imperator I've had, both had the issue I should have stated previously; so idk if maybe it's something that just needs to be fixed in a firmware update. Well it definitely doesn't help using it @5600dpi...stupid windows resetting it every time I reboot
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Are you at the edge of the pad? I get that when I go to the edge. My MXrevolution wont work on a mouse-pad at all.
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post #5 of 9
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Are you at the edge of the pad? I get that when I go to the edge. My MXrevolution wont work on a mouse-pad at all.
Nope, I usually actually stay right towards the center of it surprisingly.
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post #6 of 9

It's your mouse.


Unfortunately, that mouse has this issue.
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It's your mouse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZhFKOq8CM8

Unfortunately, that mouse has this issue.
My issue is not from picking the mouse up. It's from bass. The frimware update fixed the zaxis problems for me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by infodump View Post
My issue is not from picking the mouse up. It's from bass. The frimware update fixed the zaxis problems for me
The firmware update stuck a band-aid on it for lifting, the cursor wandering from the bass still stems from the Z-axis crap. Its a very common problem, there are plenty of videos on youtube complaining about that problem with mice that have PTE sensors.
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Are the new ones better? They are supposed to have better zaxis I heard.
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