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Can my WMO be saved from death?

post #1 of 21
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My black WMO 1.1a has lasted me for years, but the other day it broke. I realized it was being powered off when the cable moved, precisely when you pull the cable up, so im assuming the sensor and everything else is still okay and what is damaged is the cable.

Has anyone experienced this and managed to solve it? I must say im a total idiot when it comes to electronics, so I would need a step by step guide. I already ordered another WMO but it will take a month or more to arrive to my country, would be great that in the meantime I manage to save my current WMO.

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post #2 of 21
You can try replacing the USB cable which tends to be pretty universal between mice anyway. You'd just plug it in.
post #3 of 21
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How do I do it? I fear it's solded inside the mouse and it's nost just plug and go
post #4 of 21
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How do I do it? I fear it's solded inside the mouse and it's nost just plug and go

The cable connects with a 4-5 pin connector. I beleive its actually 5 pins, 4 with ground.

ANYWAYS, the connector is almost always the same, however, the pinouts are not.
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

The cable connects with a 4-5 pin connector. I beleive its actually 5 pins, 4 with ground.
ANYWAYS, the connector is almost always the same, however, the pinouts are not.

So how do you open a WMO? I don't see any screwdrivers. I've seen a video of a chinese guy unsambling it and he removes the skates and under them they are screwers. How do I put the skaters back? im afraid they will not stick again.
post #6 of 21
If your mouse is as old as you say it is. It probably time for new skates.

However after you put them on they might not be the the same, they will eventually press down and become more smooth ( most of the time ).
post #7 of 21
If you got a spare mouse, take the usb cable from that and put it in your wmo. I put my skate back on with double sided tape. Just get a new one off ebay. They are $15 or get a Zowie AM. Exact same shape as the 1.1a, but with a better sensor.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rotsae View Post

If you got a spare mouse, take the usb cable from that and put it in your wmo. I put my skate back on with double sided tape. Just get a new one off ebay. They are $15 or get a Zowie AM. Exact same shape as the 1.1a, but with a better sensor.

Buyt how? How do I remove the case from the WMO and how do I successfully remove the cable from another mouse (that surely has a compatible cable with the WMO) and put it in the WMO? I think the cable in the WMO is solded. It's not just connecting and disconnecting on there, it's more difficult.

Also, esreality on the Zowie:
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Zowie AM also has kinda odd shaped sides. Instead of \_/ they are /_\. It could cause problems with mouse lifting, I know it would bother me.
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Yup, trying to turn around quickly was getting frustrating because the LOD would make me turn 80% of what I wanted to. I'ma WMO user though.
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one not into ultra-super-mega low LoD.

I actually would like to make the LoD higher on all my mice.
I never lift my mouse during play. That is to say, I never lift it to reposition it. I lift it slightly when moving the mouse fast, which is where low LoD sucks big time.

Also heard the buttons are so stiff compared to WMO



Looks like a nono
post #9 of 21
if you want a new mouse in a wmo style then you could try a steelseries Kana update it change the DPI settings save it to the mouse and then uninstall the drivers and then you have an awesome WMO style mouse.

Im pretty sure there are videos on youtube on how to open the WMO its not very hard theres some screws under the mouse feet, then you would have to find a replacement cable which could be from some other cheap mice and then switch the cables over and put the screws back and put some new mouse feet on it and sorted.


EDIT: inside of a WMO i think
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post #10 of 21
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