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Soooo. I decided to go for it, and undertook the "mod" that was described in the EC2 thread. The scroll wheel is now working perfectly fine. A tad stiffer, which means the shaft is now held in place by the mold as it's supposed to be. It scrolls in any direction from anywhere I start scrolling. thumb.gif Hope it stays like this!

There are 4 screws to break, 2 under each foot. The front ones are very small and fastened quite tight. You really have to apply torque carefully cause those plastic threads are easily bored out..Thankfully there are no other traps to encounter like those dreadful latches in the WMO. I peeled the feet off very carefully, and could re-apply them without any problems, since I wasn't keen on wasting the spare pair. Glide feels the same to me.

Now I can finally fully enjoy my FK biggrin.gif
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How hard is it to remove the shell? I have my mind on some personal mods that could be nice.
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There are 4 screws to break, 2 under each foot. The front ones are very small and fastened quite tight.
That's it. The shell is only put on top of the bottom plate, no latches or hinges whatsoever, will come right off. If not, I guess you could push your finger nail in between shell and bottom where the yellow part is reaching up a bit.
Also, plenty of space in it. Thinking about adding some weight.

Took some pics. You can see the mold and the thingies that should prevent the wheel from lifting. And some

You can see the mold and the black thingies in the shell that should prevent the wheel from lifting:



Here you can see that the shaft only lays in those 2 yellow dents, but they are molded as semi circles instead of conical (or at least one of them being an eyelet) like in so many other mice to, again, prevent the shaft from lifting.


Edited by phl0w - 6/6/13 at 3:24pm
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That's it. The shell is only put on top of the bottom plate, no latches or hinges whatsoever, will come right off. If not, I guess you could push your finger nail in between shell and bottom where the yellow part is reaching up a bit.

Also, plenty of space in it. Thinking about adding some weight.

Took some pics. You can see the mold and the thingies that should prevent the wheel from lifting. And some

Here you can see that the shaft only lays in those 2 yellow dents, but they are molded as semi circles instead of conical (or at least one of them being an eyelet) like in so many other mice to, again, prevent the shaft from lifting.

So this worked out for you? Fixing the Zowie/Kingsis scroll wheel issue.
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that is some nice pics, wish reviewers would do the same + sides and front ^^
Edited by Axaion - 6/6/13 at 6:18pm
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That's it. The shell is only put on top of the bottom plate, no latches or hinges whatsoever, will come right off. If not, I guess you could push your finger nail in between shell and bottom where the yellow part is reaching up a bit.
Also, plenty of space in it. Thinking about adding some weight.

Took some pics. You can see the mold and the thingies that should prevent the wheel from lifting. And some

You can see the mold and the black thingies in the shell that should prevent the wheel from lifting:



Here you can see that the shaft only lays in those 2 yellow dents, but they are molded as semi circles instead of conical (or at least one of them being an eyelet) like in so many other mice to, again, prevent the shaft from lifting.


Do you still need a triangle screw driver to take this mouse apart? I needed one for my Zowie EC2 and I haven't bothered to try taking apart my FK as my triangle screwdrivers are still in the mail.
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Do you still need a triangle screw driver to take this mouse apart? I needed one for my Zowie EC2 and I haven't bothered to try taking apart my FK as my triangle screwdrivers are still in the mail.

If it's like the AM, then it should just use regular screws (thankfully). That triangular screw was what prevented me from fixing my original EC2 evo. Incredibly annoying.
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I just wanted to clear up a couple things, brotato.

The reason that it's actually a good thing the cord is not braided is that the cord is actually much lighter and flexible without the fiber braid around it. At first I thought the non-braided cable was a bad thing as well, and then I bought my Zowie mouse and realized my misconception.

I think what you meant to say was not "aiming with your arm" but rather moving/turning with your arm and still doing the fine adjustment aiming with your wrist. But yeah, only a couple weeks ago I changed from being a 4"/360 (high-sens) player, and I played that way for years, to a 16"/360 player (low-sens)...and while it took several days for me to adjust, I am quite at home with it now. I can definitely see the improvement in my aim while playing CS:GO...what's ironic is, is that now sometimes I feel like 16"/360 is too high and maybe I should lower my sensitivity even further to 20" or something! I wonder if I will be able to adapt to this much lower sensitivity while playing games like TF2 as the soldier class where really really fast twitches are necessary...maybe I'll need to drop it down to 12"/360 or something.

But, I'm glad you like the FK, it sure is nice looking.

I guess one thing I'd like to ask about it, how is the scroll wheel...is it "notchy"/heavy? I quite like that about my EC1 eVo...it's great for FPS games.

16/360 sounds pretty good to me.. If you go to low your aim just gets slow. It's actually hard to hit whip shots if your mouse moves too slow.

I do make sublte movments with my wrist, but it's mostly just recoil control.. pretty much all of my aiming is in my arm. That probably doesn't matter much as long as your making large movements with your arm.
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So this worked out for you? Fixing the Zowie/Kingsis scroll wheel issue.
Exactly, the second ppart for fixing the scroll issue.Took another route, because I encountered a (minor) problem.
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Do you still need a triangle screw driver to take this mouse apart?
Nope, just your regular Philips screwdriver.
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that is some nice pics, wish reviewers would do the same + sides and front ^^
Thanks, but I just wanted to give a quick impression of the inside. If you want pics front+side I can take some, I won't take the mouse apart, again though - I don't think the glides are reusable another time.
Edited by phl0w - 6/7/13 at 10:58am
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