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Testing out my new DA:BE for the first time today, and it's making a nasty noise when gliding on my mouse pad. I've tried it on the Hayate, Hein, and Qck Heavy, doesn't make any difference. It sounds like something is snagging on the fabric, kind of an irritating noise. There is no debris on any of the mouse pads, and the underside of the mouse is perfectly clean. I can't pinpoint where the scratching is happening but it only happens when the mouse is perfectly flat.

Has anybody else ever experienced this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Backfat;15264632 
Testing out my new DA:BE for the first time today, and it's making a nasty noise when gliding on my mouse pad. I've tried it on the Hayate, Hein, and Qck Heavy, doesn't make any difference. It sounds like something is snagging on the fabric, kind of an irritating noise. There is no debris on any of the mouse pads, and the underside of the mouse is perfectly clean. I can't pinpoint where the scratching is happening but it only happens when the mouse is perfectly flat.

Has anybody else ever experienced this?

This is the main reason why people have been stacking mouse feet or using extra thick feet. The bottom of the DA can easily drag on the surface because the feet are both thin and recessed. My 3G DA and my shortly owned 3.5G DA both did this right out of the box.

You can see the problem mentioned as far back as this Feb 2007 post on ESR http://www.esreality.com/index.php?a=post&id=1334185
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"Mouse feet too thin - The DeathAdder's physical design causes the bottom of the mouse to scrape a little on the mouse pad (it's has a tiny curve underneath it causing this). This scraping can be resolved using extra mice feet or thick mice feet.
"

How to solve the problem with the bottom of the mouse scraping on the pad

All the following solutions adds enough distance to make the DeathAdders bottom go free of the mousepad.

Solution for the lazy
Order some aimtape from http://aimtape.com/en-welcome.asp or anything similar to this, perhaps you can even get teflon tape at your local hardware store i found that pure ice / standard resembles standard teflon feet the closest in terms of friction, but i guess this is individual.

Cut of two pieces per feet, stick them on top of each other and stick this on top of each of the DeathAdders feet. Looks bad, but works.

Solution for the homefixer
Either go buy some aimtape (I had some lying around) or buy some standard ducttape - In fact anything that can add a little distance AND sticks well to plastic. Gently take of the feet of the DeathAdder and make sure you don't damage them by curling them up or something like that. Stick the original feet on top of the ducttape/aimtape/etc. and cut with a scissor around the shape of the feet. Make a double layer like above and stick the feet right back on.

Solution for the moneyspender
Go buy Hyperglides, Pro dots, what-ever dots and stick them on top of the original feet. However the feet has to be 2-3 times the normal thickness of other mousefeet, since the DeathAdder has a slightly curved bottom.


Design fail that they never bothered to fix.
Edited by Derp - 10/11/11 at 1:32pm
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I've experienced it with my deathadder as well, couldn't localize the sound either, it eventually stopped making the noise after a few weeks
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Originally Posted by Derp;15264706 
This is the main reason why people have been stacking mouse feet or using extra thick feet. The bottom of the DA can easily drag on the surface because the feet are both thin and recessed. My 3G DA and my shortly owned 3.5G DA both did this right out of the box.

You can see the problem mentioned as far back as this Feb 2007 post on ESR http://www.esreality.com/index.php?a=post&id=1334185




Design fail that they never bothered to fix.

Nice info, thanks.

I'm not too keen on the size of the mouse, I thought I could pull it off. This gives me motivation to return it and wait for the Xornet (which hopefully won't suck).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Backfat;15264881 
Nice info, thanks.

I'm not too keen on the size of the mouse, I thought I could pull it off. This gives me motivation to return it and wait for the Xornet (which hopefully won't suck).

I suggest staying away from Razer products in general. Most of them have design flaws like this that somehow were not found during testing, and on top of that they never fix them. The only thing that company has going for it is it's advertising department. Make a product look good in an image, and on paper.. people will buy it.
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I'm ordering a R.A.T. 7 this weekend, hoping I like it more than the death adder, deathadder is a bit too long for my liking

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Originally Posted by y2kcamaross;15265160 
deathadder is a bit too long for my liking

Yeah, same here. My fingers aren't long enough frown.gif

I love how the BE plastic feels though, I like it better than my G700. Although the G700 feels sturdier. Could be because it's 20lbs heavier rolleyes.gif

I actually just "preordered" the CM Xornet on Amazon.
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I stack Hyperglides on my stock skates, works great.
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2kcamaross;15265160 
I'm ordering a R.A.T. 7 this weekend, hoping I like it more than the death adder, deathadder is a bit too long for my liking
That mouse uses the PTE sensor, has bad z-axis issues. If you are a low sens user(i.e. if you lift your mouse) it's a pretty bad choice.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke;15264935 
I suggest staying away from Razer products in general. Most of them have design flaws like this that somehow were not found during testing, and on top of that they never fix them. The only thing that company has going for it is it's advertising department. Make a product look good in an image, and on paper.. people will buy it.

The DeathAdder is actually one of the best mice on the market...
The Razer hate on OCN is strong.
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I've had two DeathAdders for a few years now, both on QcK mosuepads. Never heard of such a thing until now, and I've never had this problem on either of them.
    
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