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post #11 of 19
Thanks guys. At this point I think I'm going to take it to a friend who's doing a degree in some sort of electronics. I think he'll be able to do a better job than I did. I still have a spare switch also.

Don't have a multimeter, no.
post #12 of 19
Thanks for this thread. You helped me fix my G500!
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post #13 of 19
I recently had the cord of my Razer Diamondback mouse go bad. Rather than lay down over 50 bucks for a damn mouse (i got this one free from a friend), I decided to repair it by buying a new USB cord.
The Razers use a USB pin connector for their mice.

Most cheapo Mice manufacturers solder their connectors right onto the mouse circuit board instead of using the pin system, and that is never fun to discover. Your best bet is to hit up ebay and find a replacement cable that will fit your specific mouse. They dont make Diamondbacks anymore so I opted to try one like this for a Steelseries mouse. Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2
They're about the same in terms of length and connectivity, but you will have to changed the wires around when you are connecting them. the ground needs to be switched, as do the other pins. look at the pics for reference. All usb pins should be the same so there is no need to worry.

The pins on the steelseries cable are
green-white-red-black-ground. They need to be switched to
Red-white-green- black- ground

your mouse may be different, so keep the bad cable for reference or use photos.

After the swap, mouse is working better than ever! Hope this helps anybody.
(Pics are not mine, they are used only as reference)
post #14 of 19
Havnt found anything on ebay yet. Does that seller have more on stock of these cables?

I'd like to replace the one from my rival!

EDIT: NVM, it wasnt showing because they do not send them to germany frown.gif To bad. Hope I can find another seller frown.gif
Edited by c0dy - 2/17/14 at 1:29am
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post #15 of 19
Heres the URL for the seller's post. I git this cable to work for my mouse, but you may need to switch the pins around. Make sure you reference the pins on your mouse before you take them out, Cheers!
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Original-SteelSeries-Cable-for-Kana-Optical-Gaming-Mouse-Replacement-/261239530416?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd316e3b0
post #16 of 19
I use a Microsoft optical trackball as I suffer from arthritis in my wrist. I am able to carry out most repairs myself. Have replaced the little ball bearings that support the trackball and cable.
Now I am having trouble with the left click micro switch, it is a 6mm x 6 mm switch the same as as can be seen in the repair video by Markanini. Can anyone tell me where I can source it from.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Pelltuk View Post

I use a Microsoft optical trackball as I suffer from arthritis in my wrist. I am able to carry out most repairs myself. Have replaced the little ball bearings that support the trackball and cable.
Now I am having trouble with the left click micro switch, it is a 6mm x 6 mm switch the same as as can be seen in the repair video by Markanini. Can anyone tell me where I can source it from.

I bought a 3-pack on ebay and still have 2. I wouldnt mind shipping you them, just PM me if you're interested.
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Hi! blkSith0

Thanks for the reply I have now got a picture of the actual switch shown above.
It is 6mm x 6mm and about 8mm high. If This is what you have then let me know by PM what you want for them.
post #19 of 19
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Can anyone tell me where I can source it from.

those are used as mainbuttons in the Microsoft Wheelmouse optical for example(not that i could remember other examples tongue.gif).
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