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Well, next time stick to 3.02/3.03 driver versions. 3.05 is notoriously bugged, and actually 3.03 would give me occasional cursor freeze IIRC, that's probably why I downloaded 3.02.
As for windows 8.1... well it's pretty famous for not being really thought out for mouse an KB, I wouldn't expect too much out of an OS that doesn't let you push more than 200Hz on the desktop.. with a mouse notoriously prone to bricking.. I'd say you were way too optimistic.
When I got mine, I opened a thread asking what other people were using before attempting anything, and that was on good ol' win 7.
Btw as a first thing update FW to 1.35, I wouldn't trust the old firmware/new driver combo either.

Thanks for the info. I'm still kind of shocked that simply changing the DPI caused it to malfunction and brick itself, but from what you're saying, it could very well have had something to do with being on Windows 8.1 instead of 7 or XP. Definitely going to be more careful with the new one trriL linked.

Quick question: does Razer still have FW downloads for the 3G on their website? I can't find them anywhere but third-party mirrors. And also, which FW removed prediction?
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Nope, you have to use the third party downloads. IME never gave any problems. FW 1.28, 1.31, 1.33, 1.35, 1.37, 1.39 are all NDC.
I suggest 1.35 because of the more stable polling rate compared to 1.39, 1.37 should be good too IIRC.
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i bricked a 3G on win 7 some weeks ago.
flashed the firmware successfully, and as soon as it was recognised by the driver again, the lights went off and it was dead. frown.gif
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I'm going to be honest, I don't think Razer's build quality is as big an issue as their software. I've never used drivers as bad as the legacy drivers for my Abyssus 2010 and DeathAdder 3G. The fact that its possible to brick your mouse by simply changing DPI is ridiculous. I remember forever ago on the 3.5G I had, changing the DPI in legacy drivers would work, but the LEDs would flash every few seconds. When they did, the mouse would stop working for as long as the LEDs were out, then come back on. Uninstalling the driver was the only fix I had for it. Such a shame too, because the mice themselves aren't bad at all. Synapse 2.0 would be a huge step in the right direction if you didn't have to sign up for it.
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Uninstalling the driver was the only fix I had for it. Such a shame too, because the mice themselves aren't bad at all.

Razer has pursued the path of lesser quality because they make more money by paying shills to promote their gawd awful crap. Not only is their hardware very suspect in quality but the forced enabling of their Synapse rubbish, is another blow to freedom and self reliance.

There will never be a time in which I pay BIG money for a product so that it can install spy-ware like garbage into my PC. Always avoid companies and shills proclaiming how necessary it is to install their garbage software for a fully functioning product. It's pure rubbish streaming from their corrupt mouths, because there are enough manufacturers still making input devices that NEVER require drivers/software to use their products.

Time to stand up and announce the absolute TRUTH, Razer is a rubbish company producing sub-standard devices for some time now. Because they spend all their profits upon marketing and shills to promote their junk, it's time to go with another manufacturer. Time to buy a decent mouse from anyone else on this planet BUT not from Razer hannibalsmiley.png.
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Well, the 3G replacement from eBay trriL linked arrived today. The first thing I noticed is that all the screws on the bottom are stripped, so getting into this thing is going to be a bit of a challenge. Furthermore, the guy who made the listing said the scroll wheel didn't work, and after I got off the top part of the chassis, I immediately saw why - the wheel itself got detached from the mechanism somehow. Scrolling by turning the mechanism is fine, so the only thing wrong with this DeathAdder is the abysmal condition it's in. Should be great as a donor for my bricked 3G, which is all that matters.
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