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I bought the new Deathadder mid-2013 and overall I really like the mouse, however I've started to get clicking issues with the left mouse button, where I get double-clicks instead during single-clicks. Should I try my luck with another Deathadder or go back to Logitech? I can't make use of their rubbish warranty, because I've lost my receipt frown.gif
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Mine had the same issue, and I also didn't have the receipt. I don't really expect Razor stuff to last more than a year or two, it's all built pretty cheaply. That said, the Deathadder is the most solid offering they have. If you really like the mouse, just get another one.

I switched to Roccat and have found the build quality is much better. The Kone Pure Optical (mid-sized) and the Savu (small) are both great choices.
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I have a deathadder black. About 3 weeks into the ownership my coating started to peel. Needless to say, I'm never getting another razer product.
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post #4 of 8
Just replace the mouse switch.
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Just replace the mouse switch.

Any idea what switches it uses? I was actually thinking about this, because I've got good amount of old mice laying around.
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I bought the new Deathadder mid-2013 and overall I really like the mouse, however I've started to get clicking issues with the left mouse button, where I get double-clicks instead during single-clicks. Should I try my luck with another Deathadder or go back to Logitech? I can't make use of their rubbish warranty, because I've lost my receipt frown.gif

It might be different in Canada, but in the US with the recent synapse software you don't need the receipt. The program asks some questions, I can't remember exactly but I think it was date and place of purchase and it shows you how long the warranty period is. Give it a try even if you get a different mouse, you'll have a spare or sell the DA.
post #7 of 8
You can replace the mouse switch if you know how to solder (normal Omron d2-f or whatever the part# is, I forgot).
However another--much easier- fix is (assuming you have replacement mouse feet) is to open up the mouse and spray Deoxit D5 Power booster (or whatever they call it now) into the switch. That usually fixes it right up. If the switch is doubleclicking because it needed a little cleaning, that will do the job.
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post #8 of 8
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Just a quick update on my issue if anyone is interested, I was actually able to get my RMA request accepted even though I did not have a proof of purchase, they just checked the serial number. However, I choose not to send it in because they don't give prepaid shipping labels like Logitech and it would cost me a good amount of time and money to ship to California from ON, Canada. The good news is I was able to fix the switch issues by dabbing a little 99% alcohol right into it and giving it a good clicking to loosen any dirt on the contacts.

I've got to question Razers design here though, because both switches clearly had a good amount of dirt build-up on them. The mouse has far too many big separations where dirt and dust can creep around into, especially beside the scroll wheel and around the ends of the M1/M2 buttons. I can probably bet on this problem arising again so I'm most likely going to keep some contact cleaner cleaner handy as Falkentyne suggested and maybe I'll buy a few of those Omron D2F switches as well.
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