Originally Posted by Osea23
My Razer Deathadder 3.5G is having a strange mouse wheel problem. Whenever I scroll (whether up or down), it seems to have a mind of its own. When I scroll down, it's usually fine, but occasionally will skip a bit. Nothing bad. But when I scroll up, this is where the mouse thinks for itself. When I scroll up, the mouse will skip randomly, either down or up. It's prettying annoying, especially when i'm looking at threads on OCN. Also it's a nuisance in games, as I can't switch weapons properly. Does anyone else have a problem similar to this, whether a DA or something else?
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My Deathadder worked great when I first bought it. After many months of use, I noticed the scrolling had a mind of its own. When I go up, it would go down, when I go down, it would go up, and sometimes it would skip. Exactly the problem you're having. My left button on my mouse would also double click a lot of times. Very annoying. I fixed both problems.
I put some WD40 into the clicker, then wiped excess with a (cotton) Q-Tip. This removed the double clicking immediately.
For the crazy scrolling. All you need to do is get some strong tweezers and squeeze the part which the plastic scroll part inserts into. (On the left side) I suppose this is the sensor which picks up the scrolling. It's a mechanical problem. Over time it gets loose from all the scrolling. Squeeze it and it will perform as new. My mouse has not skipped a single time after doing this. You may need to do it a few times before enough pressure has been applied, but once you get it then you got it for good! (well, at least for another 6 months to a year)
I was debating whether or not I should throw mine in the trash and buy another brand. Doing these two tricks turned mine back into a brand new mouse. I think Razer should be embarrassed they have made such a great mouse that turns to junk so quickly. I saved mine, so hopefully you didn't throw yours out before you see this message.
I put some arrows on a pic to give you a better idea, below.