Cleaning Razer Mice

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by evilCookie, Oct 16, 2014.

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  1. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    My vacuum has plastic pipe that connects to curve pipe which is around 30 cm long, there is spring tube between that and the engine. I am not using the long one, only the curv small one.
  2. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    No worries. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  3. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    My vacuum is one of the big Kirby vacuums... basically, a motor that you can attach whatever you want to it. lol
    We also have an air compressor with a tube just for cleaning electronics, I've found that if I use the air compressor and have the vacuum nearby with the thinner plastic tube then I can use the air to blow stuff out and have the vacuum to the side to suck it up simultaneously. Works well for me.

    Also, keep in mind that you're using canned air and it gets cold and frosty that the "frost" can be wet and cause moisture in your machine, so it's just something to look out for.
  4. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    Yeap. It`s good to have funel at the end of the vacuum, it catches dust from air a lot better.
  5. Lepren

    Lepren Member

    Me personally I have a Razer Naga 2014.... That thing is a bitch to clean, I just use a Q-tip and cut one end off and carve the paper into a point to get between the small keys on the side of the mouse... Its still a pain no matter how you attack it though, and I don't recommend Toothpicks because the tip can break-off in the space you were trying to clean.
  6. Alaeriia

    Alaeriia Member

    Protip: the screw between the outlets on a receptacle is an earth ground.
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  7. Dunyas

    Dunyas Active Member

    I'll use a microfiber cloth, cotton balls, cotton swaps, old soft bristle toothbrush, rubbing alcohol, and most importantly; a soft plastic dental pick for the crevices. The thin hook shape makes it prefect for getting out that grime that builds up where the plastic seams are. I've also cut also used old gift cards and cut them to various shapes for the same reason.

    As for the vacuum, I'll use it in my computer case to clean stuff. But that is only after removing the motherboard. Static would only be a problem if it arced some of the more sensitive electronics which are basically all on the motherboard. But for the most part, static isn't a huge problem. As for why a vacuum cleaner creates static, it happens when the dust you suck up rubs against the plastic pipe causing a charge. So you want to keep that pipe away from anywhere it could arc and damage something.

    My case's intake fans have filters and most of the fans by the motherboard are exhaust, so I don't have that much of a dust problem. But if I have to clean dust off the motherboard, I'll use my shop compressor. You have to be careful with compress air too, and not just because a strong winds can break stuff. When you decompress air, it will absorb heat from it's surroundings. If you put the nozzle that you are using to aim the air too close to something you can damage it. It can get things cold enough where it will cause the moisture in the air to form ice or if the component was warm, cause thermal shock. Thermal shock is why they tell you it's best to let your electronics reach room temperature before using them after letting them sit in the cold.
  8. dclanz

    dclanz Member

    Can of compressed air, cotton swabs dipped in isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth.
  9. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    A little bit of rubbing alcohol, and a needle are how I get in the nooks and crannies. A microfiber cloth is what I use for the rest. I have a mamba and the SWTOR naga epic so I understand how annoying it can be when all the gunk from your hands and long use get in delicate places.

    On a somewhat related note, I replaced the feet on my mamba not too long ago because the original ones were just very worn down but my mamba doesn't quite feel like new. It seems like it is still dragging a little. Any ideas?
  10. VickyTheDemon

    VickyTheDemon New Member

    To get dust and hair out of the crevices of the device I use a Nylon Spudger, works very well for me and it wont hurt the device.

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