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Originally Posted by ElectricDelta View Post

I don't have a R.A.T., but I've had the CM Storm Sentinel advance mouse, with the same Philips Twin-Eye laser sensor. The PTE sensor is VERY picky about the mousing surface. From what I've experienced and read, your best bet is a light-colored or white mousing surface. The sensor seems to "calibrate" and adapt itself to the surface it is on, to improve its tracking, but that process takes some time. I think it has to average the surface quality reading samples, adjust the sensor, average some more, re-adjust, etc. as an endless optimization cycle. They have to average over time, as lifting the mouse off the surface briefly would otherwise screw up the calibration. Anyway, when the mouse first powers on, or wakes up from sleep, this calibration procedure begins fresh, and therefore takes longest. You may have always had this issue, it just went unnoticed, as the mouse is usually sitting on the mousepad already, when the PC boots up; by the time the PC is ready, the mouse is ready with its calibration. Again, using a light-colored or white mousing surface works best with this sensor, probably because it shortens the calibration cycle. I might also suggest taking a look at the cmstorm forums, there are some existing threads about the "best mousepad" for the Sentinel, that would likely apply to the R.A.T. as well.
thank you. that was very useful. I always like to know how all the stuff I own works so that I can use it more effectively. That explains why white surfaces are better. Whenever my mouse is waking up I always just unplug the base from the computer and plug it back in, but next time I'll just wait. I really hope that puretrak will make a white edition of the puretrak stealth, like they did with the talent. I bought mine in december 2010 from amazon, so I must have gotten an earlier one with more problems.
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This is the second R.A.T 9 that i'm usig(same problem)but after reading all your comments i just came up with a new idee..i've let the mouse upside-down ,turned on, in front of my monitor (at that moment it was not working) for 2-3 min and now it's working perfectly....the light (not a very powerfull one) may help.If it continues to work without any problems i will reply thomorrow and even later.I hope this works for everybody!
And another way to make it work is that if you keep the mouse like 1-1.5 cm in air above a white surface(not in darkness) it starts after 2-3 seconds(maybe it starts calibrating)
Sorry for my english and i hope it works.

And after it started working i've installed the latest drivers here http://www.saitek.com/uk/down/drivers.php and here http://www.cyborggaming.com/download.htm

Edit:After a day the mouse still works without any freeze or other issues.
Edited by demeNT - 7/27/12 at 12:44am
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My second Rat9 just died a while ago.....this is the most expensive mouse I've ever purchased and I expected it to be more durable.

The laser head COMPLETELY died out, now the buttons works but the cursor doesn't move, just like a few months ago, and this thing is now out of warranty so I'm left with no choice but to buy a new mouse.

I'm not going to buy any more products from cyborg in the future, please spread the words to prevent more victims from happening.
Edited by relight - 9/9/12 at 9:09pm
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Had this problem since I got the mouse (right when it released, 2010 I think). Though, meh.. I'll just unplug the base station and let it reconnect, usually did. Today that's not an option. Will get activity light on some clicks, cursor wont move. Seems to me I have a sync problem with the base station (have all along, now it's unusable). Good thing this pricey mouse has a 5 year warranty! Looking to RMA, hope the replacement doesn't exhibit the same behavior. If it does I'm shopping around. Figure I've gotten a good 3 years out of it, so not a huge deal. I would warn against other purchasing if the replacement shows the same signs though.
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My second Rat9 just died a while ago.....this is the most expensive mouse I've ever purchased and I expected it to be more durable.

The laser head COMPLETELY died out, now the buttons works but the cursor doesn't move, just like a few months ago, and this thing is now out of warranty so I'm left with no choice but to buy a new mouse.

I'm not going to buy any more products from cyborg in the future, please spread the words to prevent more victims from happening.

My RAT 9 also died this weekend. And I'm also out of warranty.

The buttons work, but not the cursor.

Yesterday something strange happens twice. I was playing with it, trying to wake the cursor and it worked for a few seconds.

It means that the laser is not dead, but something disable it.

I've search for a new laser to replace the one that comes with it, but I can't find to buy it.

It uses the Philips twin-eye PLN 2032 or PLN 2033.

I'm now looking for another mouse, since this one isn't reliable.

At least if the warranties only last for two years.
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