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Was wondering if anyone else had a problem with Logitech's wire sleeving on their products. When I purchased my G5, almost immediately the wire pushed its way through the sleeving and bent at sever angles. Since then the mouse died because of the cord. I have replace the cord with a new one made from a USB to Mini USB cord. I also used my own sleeving (much higher quality).

However, the cord is much shorter now and I want to look for a new mouse. I am considering buying the G500, but it looks to have the same wire sleeving. I may have just gotten a bad cord.

Just to clarify, were the wire kinked, was in a fairly straight part of the cord, its about 6 inches from the USB connection to the back of the computer. Below is a picture of what I am talking about. Originally there was very little of the wire exposed, but over time it worked its way out. It is also impossible to shove back in.

 
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I have 2 sleeved Logitech products (G9 mouse and G35 headset) and in the 2 years I have owned them, I haven't experienced any problems with the sleeving.
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i had a sleeved g5 for a year,and didnt have this problem, i have a g500 right now and i dont have this problem.
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post #4 of 17
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Thank you for the quick responses. I must have gotten a bad run. Looks like in the next few days I will pick up a G500.
 
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My sleeving is ripped an torn from rubbing up against the back of the desk.
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Does the sleeving really matter? From the picture, it looks like the cord is fully protected and insulated without it.
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Originally Posted by AMW1011 View Post
Does the sleeving really matter? From the picture, it looks like the cord is fully protected and insulated without it.
No the sleeving does not matter, I really don't care about the look of it. The wire would protrude from the sleeving and severely kink (There are several in my cord). The last couple of days my mouse would randomly die. I started flexing the cord at those kinks and it would come back to life. The kinks destroyed the continuity.
 
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Ah, that's a shame. Logitech has great customer support if you still have time to RMA it, which you may since they supply a 3 year warranty. They will likely give you a free G500 if they don't have G5s in-stock, or they will give you a coupon to buy a new Logitech mouse.
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I've had that problem with my G5. I know many people have that problem, so yeah its not out of the ordinary to get that.
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Ah, that's a shame. Logitech has great customer support if you still have time to RMA it, which you may since they supply a 3 year warranty. They will likely give you a free G500 if they don't have G5s in-stock, or they will give you a coupon to buy a new Logitech mouse.
That would be great and all, but I already hacked it up with a new cord =). I didn't have proof of purchase anyway and I will just use it as a spare.

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I've had that problem with my G5. I know many people have that problem, so yeah its not out of the ordinary to get that.
That isn't very comforting. This time though I shall keep my receipt!
 
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