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So after my Logitech g500 developed a left click problem, I switched to a Logitech g600. The 600 was awesome and I grew very dependant on the side buttons, except the top row which my little hands couldn't reach. Anyway now my 600 just caught the same problem as the 500 did. It constantly unselects the left click while being held and double clicks arbitrarily on its own. It's virtually unusuable now and I have no idea how to fix this. If I can't fix it I need a new mouse and I'm now Leary of Logitech.

What mouse should I look at
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If the mouse still under warranty? If so, just get it replaced through Logitech RMA.

If not, your problem is likely a microswitch issue. These are extremely common among all mice, and are also easy to fix.

You likely have one of three issues (or a combo of 2 or even all 3).
1) Dirty switch contacts.
2) Fatigued switch springs.
3) Damage to the plastic bits that actually press down on the microswitch.

To solve:
1) Unplug and open mouse, apply electrical contact cleaner, actuate the switch several times while wet, and allow some time to dry before use. Alternatively, desolder the microswitch and solder on a new one (they are extremely cheap).
2) Unplug and open mouse, carefully open microswitch, retension the spring by gently bending back into the right shape. Alternatively, desolder the microswitch and solder on a new one (they are extremely cheap).
3) Unplug and open mouse, inspect the plastic inside for damage, use some superglue to fix any issues.
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That was one of the most helpful posts I've read on here, thank you. I would like to see if its still under warranty, but I cant even get assistance for my mouse without the serial number. I cannot find the serial anywhere on the exterior of the mouse at all.

I really like your ideas, what is electrical contact cleaner and who would sell it?

Where can I order other microswitches if I need to replace it?

Also, any idea where I can replace my mouse rubber pads that I ruined when pulling them off?
Edited by Alex of the West - 10/3/15 at 10:00am
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Originally Posted by Alex of the West View Post

That was one of the most helpful posts I've read on here, thank you. I would like to see if its still under warranty, but I cant even get assistance for my mouse without the serial number. I cannot find the serial anywhere on the exterior of the mouse at all.

I really like your ideas, what is electrical contact cleaner and who would sell it?

Where can I order other microswitches if I need to replace it?

I'm glad you found my post helpful.

Electrical contact cleaner is (usually) a quick drying liquid that is designed to dissolve gunk and minor corrosion off of electrical contacts. It often has a bit of lubricant in it as well, to help protect the contacts in the future. You can find it at Radio Shack, some auto shops, music shops, some hardware stores, and of course online. DeOxitD5 is my personal recommendation for a general use contact cleaner that you can use in basically any scenario.

You should be able to find microswitches on Ebay. There are several other places you can find them as well, but you will usually have to buy them in bulk to match the Ebay price, so since you are just looking for one or two, I'd start there.
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getting the "springs" back into place isn't working for me after about 3 hours. I imagine soldering in new switches would have been easier. I wish it would have been more like taking apart cherry mx keyboard springs.
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yea the spring is really annoying to place back on. and usually once you do you either bend or flatten it so much that it doesnt feel like it did before.
what i did to fix left click in one of my g100s was just take off the plastic cover and then scratch the contacts with a small screwdriver.
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.. DeOxitD5 is my personal recommendation for a general use contact cleaner that you can use in basically any scenario...

+1

Awesome stuff.
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In the end I replaced my logitech 600 with a same day amazon zowie fk1. As soon as I put my hand on it, I was instantly dissapointed. It is definitly larger than I was lead to believe based on various reviews. I wanted to try the fk2 but it was sold out everywhere. As I predicted my thumb cannot reach the top side button on the fk1 with a normal grip because it is simply too far away. GRRR.
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