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.
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 aregreen-white-red-black-ground
. They need to be switched toRed-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)