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post #51 of 66
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Originally Posted by xmr1 View Post

So I finally got my M45 today, and I have to say it really does feel like the G9X shape I always loved. When I first opened the box it immediately felt so much more natural in my hand than my Avior or Naos. It's noticeably shorter in length and lighter (without weights) than either of them.

But once I plugged it in and started playing around with it I had quite a few problems so unfortunately I'm not sure I'll be keeping it.

First, the thumb buttons are almost completely flush with the contour of the mouse, making them pretty awkward for me to use, and I use my thumb buttons often for voice so that's an issue.

Second, the mouse feet are extremely thin and I can feel the plastic bottom of the mouse making contact with my pad. The glide feels terrible and the noise alone makes me uncomfortable moving it around. Keep in mind this is a brand new mouse, the problem would only be worse as the feet wore down.

Third, after using it for maybe 20 minutes, the tracking randomly went all crazy. It was like the LOD adjustment decided all on its own to go even lower than the lowest setting possible so the tracking would cut out. And this was without the driver installed. It fixed when I unplugged the mouse and plugged it back in, but a few minutes later it did it again. It hasn't done it a third time but it hasn't been long.

Edit to add a fourth problem, I feel like I'm getting some pixel walk issues when moving the mouse very slowly that isn't there on my other 3310 mice.

Yeah, the thumb buttons are close to flush with the body, but I was able to get use to that pretty quickly.

The bottom of my M45 doesn't come into contact with my mouse pad at all (Qck). Glides great and has no more noise than any other mouse I've used.

I haven't experienced any tracking issues whatsoever, but I did install the driver and update the firmware. The firmware was probably issued to fix the tracking issues you may be experiencing.
post #52 of 66
I should have mentioned I did update the firmware and set up the mouse with drivers before uninstalling them.
post #53 of 66
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Originally Posted by xmr1 View Post

I should have mentioned I did update the firmware and set up the mouse with drivers before uninstalling them.

Wow, that sucks. I'm sorry it hasn't been working out for you. sadsmiley.gif I've been using mine since it came in on the 9th and haven't had any issues whatsoever. It'd probably return it too, or get in touch with Corsair.

[edit] fixed date
Edited by Malvolg - 4/12/14 at 1:58pm
post #54 of 66
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Originally Posted by Malvolg View Post

Wow, that sucks. I'm sorry it hasn't been working out for you. sadsmiley.gif I've been using mine since it came in on the 11th and haven't had any issues whatsoever. It'd probably return it too, or get in touch with Corsair.

Yeah I think I'm going to give it a few days to see how often the tracking goes haywire. It happened twice in like a 5 minute span but then hasn't happened in the last hour. If that clears up maybe I can get some feet from Corsair to stack on the originals. The shape is so good for me I don't want to give it up just yet.
post #55 of 66
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Originally Posted by xmr1 View Post

Yeah I think I'm going to give it a few days to see how often the tracking goes haywire. It happened twice in like a 5 minute span but then hasn't happened in the last hour. If that clears up maybe I can get some feet from Corsair to stack on the originals. The shape is so good for me I don't want to give it up just yet.

Yeah, I love the shape. My hands aren't huge so I just palm it and it's super comfy. Hopefully the tracking issue sorts itself out and you can get yourself some extra feet for it.
post #56 of 66
@ xmr1

2 - what mousepad are you using? I use a cloth pad and have no problems
3 - never have a tracking problem (out of the box / new fw)
4 - no problem here
post #57 of 66
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Originally Posted by CeeSA View Post

@ xmr1

2 - what mousepad are you using? I use a cloth pad and have no problems
3 - never have a tracking problem (out of the box / new fw)
4 - no problem here

Using an Artisan Hayate. It's very smooth and consistent, tracks perfectly with all my other mice.

Inspecting the M45 mouse feet by hand they all feel smooth and equal to each other, but they only come out of the bottom of the mouse maybe 1/2 a millimeter tops, and the plastic sides of the mouse extend right down to the same level. Perhaps my floor or desk are not perfectly level, but I've never seen mouse feet so thin that they leave no margin for error or pressure or wear. All 5 feet being the same leads me to believe this is just poor design rather than simply one bad unit.

edit: Still getting this weird tracking bug. Going to have to RMA it and hope I get luckier with the next one.
Edited by xmr1 - 4/12/14 at 3:15pm
post #58 of 66
Xmr1 now I am upset. My M45 hasn't arrived yet, will take up to 2 weeks (cheapest option from amazon) because I live in Europe. Lets hope I ll not have any issues otherwise will be a waste. My mousepad is a black Artisan Hien, Hmm did you tried to use it to another surface ? An older mousepad maybe ? I have to say my G9 have also almost flat feet after 7 years of use, never had to replace em tbh and I have no issues
post #59 of 66
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Originally Posted by Mastoras78 View Post

Xmr1 now I am upset. My M45 hasn't arrived yet, will take up to 2 weeks (cheapest option from amazon) because I live in Europe. Lets hope I ll not have any issues otherwise will be a waste. My mousepad is a black Artisan Hien, Hmm did you tried to use it to another surface ? An older mousepad maybe ? I have to say my G9 have also almost flat feet after 7 years of use, never had to replace em tbh and I have no issues

Just tried it on my Zowie pad and still the same problems for me. I'm hoping I just got a bad one. I'd be heartbroken if I finally found a mouse with the right shape and sensor for me but I couldn't use it for other reasons sad-smiley-002.gif. Probably going to be an anxious couple of weeks before the new one gets here.
post #60 of 66
So I did some reading around and I've seen the thin mouse feet complaint come up a few times so turns out I'm not alone. It really is crazy how little they protrude from the cavities they sit in. Even if they were perfectly functional out of the box, they wouldn't last long at all. Maybe the drag isn't that obvious if you're using a slower cloth pad that has friction and noise already, but for me it was bad enough I was worried about the plastic edges potentially damaging my pad.

Now I'm almost certain the RMA isn't going to fix the feet portion of the mouse, and the way the mouse is designed where all the feet are under the center, I think even if I get a replacement set from Corsair and double stack them it could create a problem where the mouse can wobble to the sides. I might be getting way ahead of myself, but the options at that point are either load up the bottom of the mouse with teflon tape.. or give up the G9X replacement dream until Logitech finally decides they have enough LoL and CoD mice. Ugh. Sorry for the rant.
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