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Hello,

I just recently purchased a (pre-2012 version) Razer Mamba from someone off of Craigslist... for $10. The mouse works just fine but he did not give me a dock along with it. Now, the drivers install just fine, but I cannot seem to update the firmware to v1.13. I'm stuck at v1.02.

Any help?

Cheers!

P.S.
Reason why I want to update the firmware is because of a very slight jitter when I left-click; firmware update seems to have fixed it.
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Hello,
I just recently purchased a (pre-2012 version) Razer Mamba from someone off of Craigslist... for $10. The mouse works just fine but he did not give me a dock along with it. Now, the drivers install just fine, but I cannot seem to update the firmware to v1.13. I'm stuck at v1.02.
Any help?
Cheers!
P.S.
Reason why I want to update the firmware is because of a very slight jitter when I left-click; firmware update seems to have fixed it.

You def need the dock because it has to be updated to the same firmware version. Im not sure if you can use 2 different firmware versions since they are supposed to be updated at the same time.

The dock is vital to the operation of the mouse since the wireless signal feeds through the dock - if you wanted to use it wirelessly.
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I do not plan on using it wirelessly. Docks are pretty much impossible to find on their own. I was just wondering whether I could simply update the firmware through the mouse by itself without the dock, the mamba program works just fine, I just can't go wireless/modify dock settings.
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I do not plan on using it wirelessly. Docks are pretty much impossible to find on their own. I was just wondering whether I could simply update the firmware through the mouse by itself without the dock, the mamba program works just fine, I just can't go wireless/modify dock settings.

Ah I see. When you run the firmware updater, it's going to want to do the mouse then the dock in succession so I don't believe it's possible to update the mouse without the dock.
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The firmware update fixes it by enabling Dynamic DPI scaling (bad). Call it serendipity, but get a hard pad and you're set.
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The firmware update fixes it by enabling Dynamic DPI scaling (bad). Call it serendipity, but get a hard pad and you're set.

Why would that work better? Currently I have a big floppy Hypersonic pad (I think they went out of business), would I really see a difference by moving to a hard one?
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Why would that work better? Currently I have a big floppy Hypersonic pad (I think they went out of business), would I really see a difference by moving to a hard one?

The PTE sensor apparently tracks much better on hard pads I've been told. I use cloth pads myself so I haven't tried this myself.
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Why would that work better? Currently I have a big floppy Hypersonic pad (I think they went out of business), would I really see a difference by moving to a hard one?

As Dunan mentioned, the PTE sensor tracks better on the hard pads since the laser is very sensitive to any movement, hence why the jitter when you left click. On a hard mousepad, there is no mousepad deformation or depression which clicking, and there should be no jitter.

With the introduction of Dynamic DPI scaling to fix this jitter problem on cloth pads, Razer basically lowers your DPI at very slow movements then increases the DPI at regular movements. So basically movements are not 1:1
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817114171
Would that be an okay hard-surface pad?

Not really. The original Mamba works best on white mats. Not quite sure about the 2012 version.


See Razer Pro Pad

or

Scarab Mat



I personally use the Pro Pad. It has two surfaces, one rough and one more smooth. Both are white and the Mamba tracks perfect on them, for 2-years now. The Pro Pad also does not seem to show any wear after 2 years. My Mamba had terrible issues on the dark mats back then, to the point where it was unusable.
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