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So, I'm using my G500 right now and I don't know if it's me or not but Logitech's decision to use these braided cables are annoying and it has started fraying and is really quite annoying.

Anyway, I'm curious to know if it's possible to change the cord from my broken MX510 and use it on my G500 it looks like the adapters are the same but I want some opinions before I go about it thanks.
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Originally Posted by ohzer0;11859007 
So, I'm using my G500 right now and I don't know if it's me or not but Logitech's decision to use these braided cables are annoying and it has started fraying and is really quite annoying.

Anyway, I'm curious to know if it's possible to change the cord from my broken MX510 and use it on my G500 it looks like the adapters are the same but I want some opinions before I go about it thanks.

I agree, braided cables are pretty annoying.

To answer your question, I don't know if the male/female plugs are the same, but I'm sure you'd be able to remove the braiding off of the G500's wire if you so desire.

Be warned that you're probably going to need replacement mouse feet if you're willing to go ahead tongue.gif

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Omg I love you thanks for the pics. +REP
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Were you able to do this? I only wonder cause I had a G500 get replaced under warranty because the braided cable failed and if I can replace it then I'd have 2 working G500's.
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Careful, the pin-outs on that connector are sometimes completely backwards or mixed up.

you can coerce the pins out of the connector with a pick tool.

edit: and reinsert them.
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Originally Posted by zepy3;14597665 
Were you able to do this? I only wonder cause I had a G500 get replaced under warranty because the braided cable failed and if I can replace it then I'd have 2 working G500's.
I'm sure it can be done--but I don't have the patience nor did I have the resources to do a good job.
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