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post #1 of 15
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Hey,

I just bought a zowie FK1 but i have a problem with it frown.gif. After lifting the mouse and putting it back down it often stops tracking for up to 15 seconds. Pretty much unusable for gaming frown.gif, is their anything i can do about this? I already changed LOD to original mode because i had tracking problems (i have no mousepad), those are solved by using original mode.

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post #2 of 15
That doesn't make any sense, get a cloth mousepad and see if it does it there. If not then it's probably just the sensor.
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post #3 of 15
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ok, i used my brothers mousepad and it works perfectly on that.
So i'll have to buy a mousepad.

Luckily my G400 is still working pretty well for the meantime.

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post #4 of 15
That's REALLY weird. I'm glad the mouse still functions on a soft pad, but that's really strange.

It's well known that LED optical mice don't like inconsistent surfaces like a desk. That's more the realm of the laser illuminated mouse zone, but I've never seen a mouse hesitate like that after tracking fine and being lifted. Maybe a high reflection on the desk?
post #5 of 15
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That's REALLY weird. I'm glad the mouse still functions on a soft pad, but that's really strange.

It's well known that LED optical mice don't like inconsistent surfaces like a desk. That's more the realm of the laser illuminated mouse zone, but I've never seen a mouse hesitate like that after tracking fine and being lifted. Maybe a high reflection on the desk?

yeah, because of the delay i first thought that maybe it was windows 8 being weird.

But it's indeed probably my desk. It's wood with a cheap plastic layer on it in wood colors. But the wood colors are a bit worn off on the place where my mouse is and there are some white spots where the paint is completely gone. And it's also a very smooth surface.
Seems like the mouse doesn't like white tongue.gif, it doesn't work at all on a white paper.
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post #6 of 15
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yeah, because of the delay i first thought that maybe it was windows 8 being weird.

But it's indeed probably my desk. It's wood with a cheap plastic layer on it in wood colors. But the wood colors are a bit worn off on the place where my mouse is and there are some white spots where the paint is completely gone. And it's also a very smooth surface.
Seems like the mouse doesn't like white tongue.gif, it doesn't work at all on a white paper.

No... It hates light colors all together. Black is the way to go... The blue pattern from the Talent hasn't caused me any issues, so that's good too.
post #7 of 15
Not that weird. When I first got my FK1 and went to try it on my hard desk, it didn't track. Not even the slightest bit. The 3310 is very picky.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

Not that weird. When I first got my FK1 and went to try it on my hard desk, it didn't track. Not even the slightest bit. The 3310 is very picky.

the 3310 tracks fine on black cloth, though, i hope? because i'm thinking of getting one, and all i really have (as pad) is black cloth
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bucake View Post

the 3310 tracks fine on black cloth, though, i hope? because i'm thinking of getting one, and all i really have (as pad) is black cloth
Definitely. All cloth pads I have track great with it.
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post #10 of 15
I don't doubt that the 3310 sensor could track well on black cloth mousepads, but I'm curious to see how it would track on not so dark surfaces, such as medium red or medium gray. Would these lighter surfaces raise the LOD while increasing tracking fidelity versus black or other darker surfaces, assuming that everything else regarding reflection of light would be equal?
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