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post #101 of 111
Mine was shipped without a label. Also without any packaging so no CD. No sticker around the sensor, just a foot ring. PCB is 1.4 dated 2009/7/17
Edited by Derp - 2/2/16 at 9:40pm
post #102 of 111
edit: here's internals of a 1.0 for comparison it's way down on the page though
http://www.coolaler.com/showthread.php/222202-%E9%96%8B%E7%AE%B1%E6%B8%AC%E8%A9%A6-CM-STORM%E9%9B%BB%E7%AB%B6%E6%BB%91%E9%BC%A0Sentinel-Advance%E5%AE%88%E8%A1%9B%E8%80%85%E8%88%87CM-STORM3%E6%AC%BE%E9%9B%BB%E7%AB%B6%E6%BB%91%E9%BC%A0%E5%A2%8A

ooooooooooo Now I'm def gonna open mine after that edit. I need to look around some more then.

Earliest build date I have seen for the sentinel was march 2009. 1.0 to 1.2 firmware was August 2009. Stuff on the 1.2 cd was all July - August 2009
Edited by uaokkkkkkkk - 2/2/16 at 9:47pm
post #103 of 111
any idea which pln it is?
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post #104 of 111
Yeah, this mouse is definitely different. This thing has Zhij switches. The same ones they used in the Sentinel II. http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4733/cm_storm_sentinel_advance_ii_high_performance_laser_gaming_mouse_review/index5.html

edit: I thought it was different because I saw the PCB with Omrons but right above that picture it shows the Zhij switches. wat
Edited by Derp - 2/2/16 at 10:16pm
post #105 of 111
Well Dexin likes Zhij switches. Saitek/Mad Catz's early models are littered with them. A little cost cutting measure.

Wish they would have used DM1's instead, those are actually tolerable.

I also just popped mine open. Rev: 1.4 2009/7/17

In progress...
post #106 of 111
Alright since there's no need wire it up to an Ikari I'll just do a teardown of my unit.

No order. Pics speak for themselves. Except for the picture of the front led window, and the two useless screws holding in the plastic panes.
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As you can see the build quality internally is atrocious. Not Nova X600 or Kone 3200 bad though.

As always, the Dexin factory workers are glue gun happy. The soldered on power cable by design(or lack of) is pretty much guaranteed to come loose. I was actually surprised it didn't while I was putting it back together. You have to tuck some of the power wires under the sensor pcb and leave a couple hanging out. QA must have been retarded with that type of setup.

The top shell was VERY fragile and once I snapped a piece off something thankfully not important I ceased picking at it.

However, this design choice kind of seemed odd to me: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Why did they add the cross shaped plastic piece above the hammer? Is that there to keep the user from putting to much pressure on the switches? If that were the case, what happens when that plastic breaks down and is no longer there? I've unintentionally collapsed a Zhij(dpi button) switch on the Theron once.

I can always take it apart again, but there is a hidden screw under the left mouse button piece. It was a real pain so I stopped there.

This mouse was surprisingly much better than the Spectre, which so far has been my least favorite pln mouse.

also ZERO-G is REV:1.5 of this pcb just 128kb onboard memory instead of 64kb. Same build quality.
post #107 of 111
Here is the 1.2 firmware for the original Sentinel Advance.

StormOriginal.zip 18k .zip file

The 1.2 software is 62.5mb compressed rolleyes.gif
Edited by uaokkkkkkkk - 2/15/16 at 10:12am
post #108 of 111
uummmmm you just might.... okay you will probably brick your sentinel if you use that firmware file. Though, I don't know who would actually have a working one at this point...

I'll see if I can brick my own Sentinel by flashing it with various firmwares when I eventually get the chance.
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post #110 of 111
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Originally Posted by uaokkkkkkkk View Post

Wooo 5 years late to the party!

There is actually two hardware revisions of this mouse.

Version 1.0: Bottom of the mouse is identified with CM2-C-PM01(B)
Version 1.2: Bottom of the mouse is identified with CM2-SGM-6000(B)

Actually on mine it says SGM-6020-KLOW1 band.gif .
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