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Broken buttons on G9x

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I have a Logitech G9X from ~8 years ago that has a few broken buttons. The "forward" button the left of the mouse does not work anymore, and the buttons to control mouse dpi don't work either. Left click, right click, scroll wheel, and "back" are fine though. Is there anyway to repair this or not really? I love the feel of this mouse, but they don't sell it anymore as far as I know.

This mouse is rather old so maybe I should just get a new one. What's a mouse with similar weight/feel/size? fyi I use fingertip grip.
post #2 of 9
you could always just buy some new omron switches and solder them on yourself.
post #3 of 9
looking at pcb pictures, it appears only l/r are the normal omron switches
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post #4 of 9
try this
this shows how you open a switch
post #5 of 9
@RevanCorana
OP said M1 and M2 are fine, and as qsxcv said they are the only omrons.

all buttons of the top shell (side-buttons included) are really bad in this mouse, not necessarily because of the switches, but rather the design around it.
M3 is bad as well, but is not likely to fail as soon

@Genos i assume that if you press them hard enough, they still work. the side-buttons might give you a harder time if you use a grip.
not sure how you'd go about fixing them. maybe it's the switches wearing out, maybe it's the parts bending and wearing out, maybe both.

the CM Spawn looks kinda similar i guess
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My G9 had a poor solder job on its scrollwheel photodiode and would stop working intermittently. It works flawlessly now after I re-soldered it.
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@RevanCorana
the CM Spawn looks kinda similar i guess

He just said that he uses fingertip grip. That means shell-less.
post #7 of 9
right, it's impossible to fingertip it with the shell on..
post #8 of 9
It is sub-optimal. That is a fact.
post #9 of 9
If you love the mouse repair it, don't swap to something else
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