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Hi,

As the title says my beloved G500 has bit the dust (left microswitch failure)

I've been in touch with Logitech and due to it being a replacement for an earlier G5 that failed i'm no longer under warranty and out of luck as far as a replacement goes .

Now i'm not wishing to sound negative about Logitech products, I still own a G11 thats been going strong for over 2 years now and i dearly loved both the G5 and the G500, but both of these mice failed after about 18 months apiece and it's left me with the feeling that their not quite up to it as far as reliability is concerned (thats not to say they suck, just that maybe i'm heavy handed or something)

So are there any mice out there that are essentially 'bomb proof' that incorporate all of the functions of the G500 - large dpi, smooth scroll, programmable etc, from a company that has a good rep?

Budget is not really an issue, i'm willing to pay whats needed to get the quality product i'm looking for.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 9
I've been using a Logitech Mx518 since late 2005 and it hasn't failed yet, but I did wear the feet out. Stuffing a mouse in a LAN bag can have problems, and if you use the side buttons often while browsing, that'll wear them out faster. A friend of mine switched up to the G500 after he killed the "back" switch on his 518, but that took about 5+ years, and he games/browses incessantly. I'm not that hardcore, which is why the mouse has lasted longer. To me, though, the G500 is a very, very nice piece, and worth the extra money.

If you can find one, maybe look into a Wolfking Trooper...similar to that Logitech design, adjustable DPI, and clicking (firing for games) rate. More of a palming mouse, but I like it...sometimes woot.com has them for about $8, and usually they're around the price of a 518. They are a 2200 dpi laser design, however, and work quite well on glass (I have a glass pad).
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post #3 of 9
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Thats whats disappointing, I hear nothing but good things about Logitech which is why i made my original purchase of the G5 and i'm very tempted just to go and pick up another G500 (i really did love it) But I press too tightly, same thing with controllers, and i fear that is what ultimately killed the poor thing.

Will look into the Wolfking but I already own one of their keyboards and i'm not impressed.

I need something that can stand the abuse i put these things through.
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post #4 of 9
It might also be wise to train yourself to touch-click (as opposed to touch typing). In the heat of a game I know it can get hairy, and I tend to button mash, too, sometimes, but it's a good practice to get into. I switched to a mechanical keyboard, and have less issues with button mashing or bottoming out the keys, or even pressing as hard on the mouse.

You could also try outfitting your G500 with a set of arcade style side keys ...or something momentary that's heavier duty and mounted to the casing, as it would hold up better than the board mounted micro switches.
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post #5 of 9
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You think your being cheeky about the arcade buttons but from where i'm sitting thats a really good idea

i know you can purchase heavy duty microswitches but I have zero skill when it comes to soldering and don't know anybody who does.

Looks like I have 2 choices - buy cheap mice and replace often or suck it up and keep on buying the good stuff and try to alter my grip, easier said than done when i've been doing it since I was a kid (and thats quite a long time)
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post #6 of 9
Dude, I switched my microswitch.. a really easy job.. Don't let a good mouse go to waste!
Just get the good ol' soldering iron and start cracking.
    
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiivari View Post
Dude, I switched my microswitch.. a really easy job.. Don't let a good mouse go to waste!
Just get the good ol' soldering iron and start cracking.
I'll have a go, it would be a shame not to try and resurrect the poor little mite, but the last time i tried to solder something it didn't end well for my subject, or my finger, ouch!
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post #8 of 9
Maybe you could get a friend to help with soldering, I tried to replace the micro-switch on my G7.. To my surprise it didnt come with the omron (spelling?) switches, it came with a no name and the regular logitech mouse I opened up came with the omron and was noticeably smoother in the click, I ended up replacing both switches.. though the mouse died a year after.. The connection kept dropping.
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post #9 of 9
Just get another g500 if you really liked it. Their build quality is probably the best and even if it weren't their customer support would more than make up for it.
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