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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 10:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Fried Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical

Recently snagged a Logitech from a thrift shop for $5. After cleaning a decent hairball of dog fur out of it, it worked well for about three weeks, then began to have issues. The mouse would disconnect randomly and only work if I held the wire at a certain angle. I opened it to check if the cable was the issue, and sure enough, the end was frayed under the heat shrink, which I had missed when first cleaning it. I had a second mouse (by a brand called "Genius") which had a broken scroll wheel, so I decided to see if the cables might be interchangeable. The connectors were the same, so I crossed my fingers and swapped them over. my computer made the USB connect sound, but then said it was unable to recognize the device. When I switched back to the original cable, the same happened. Is the mouse salvageable? I can solder decently, so if the only problem is a fried SMD component I should be able to fix it, but I didn't see any visible signs of failure on the PCB. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 11:07 PM
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Check the USB connector. I have a USB drive and a wireless mouse receiver that died because the USB pins are cracked and not longer making good contact.
Use hydrogen peroxide to clean your trackball. It works great.

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