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I wonder how it look like? Color change? Scratch? Melt down?
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I have 6 cats and no mice. If youre talking about PC's, i use a trackball and wear out the buttons before anything else.
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Most mice if they have a rubberized finish it can come off over time. I am sure that over time mice incur many scratches but they are mostly cosmetic. And it is possible over time for the plastic shell of a mouse to become slightly discolored by sweat, dirt, etc... Though I have never heard of a mouse melting from normal use obviously if you were to put it in an oven it would melt but not from proper use. Accept for this one time that I got very angry at an online home work assignment an threw the mouse at my bed but it hit the steal bed frame and shattered the left click button.
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Yeah, they wear out.
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I used a Logitech G5 forever and the button's for the mouse sensitivty went out after about 4 years. They last forever if you take care of them.
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The matte parts wear shiny usually. Mice are usually dyed plastic so the color won't just scratch off.

Buttons do wear out eventually. The center-click in my mouse is dying right now and only triggers when you really push it. Buttons dying can frequently be fixed by gutting and cleaning the mouse.
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Side start wearing out on the mouse. Other than that, I've been using this mouse for around like 4 years going on 5.

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post #8 of 56
My mine wear out after a few years. I always had more of a problem with keyboards.... I wear out the ASWD, lft ctrl, lft shift, lft alt and space bar pretty quick.....silly FPS games lol.
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post #9 of 56
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Originally Posted by DSP1 View Post
Most mice if they have a rubberized finish it can come off over time. I am sure that over time mice incur many scratches but they are mostly cosmetic. And it is possible over time for the plastic shell of a mouse to become slightly discolored by sweat, dirt, etc... Though I have never heard of a mouse melting from normal use obviously if you were to put it in an oven it would melt but not from proper use. Accept for this one time that I got very angry at an online home work assignment an threw the mouse at my bed but it hit the steal bed frame and shattered the left click button.
cosmetic means...not deep?
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Side start wearing out on the mouse. Other than that, I've been using this mouse for around like 4 years going on 5.

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How the side would be wearing out?
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