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My 3 year old Razer Deathadder is dying :(

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by geoLARIMAR104, Jul 25, 2016.


Do you think there is anything that can be done manually?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. geoLARIMAR104

    geoLARIMAR104 New Member

    Hey everyone.
    I've had this Razer Deathadder 2013 for a fair few years now, and I fear as though it's coming to the end of it's days. I bought it back when they were sold for around £80.

    I am hoping that there is something to be done to revive my best friend from the depths of malfunction.

    Pretty much: The mouse, and all buttons (apart from the Scroll wheel click) work fine. Performing most basic tasks is easy. Whenever I try to play games however, or do anything that requires more movement than a snails pace, the mouse just turns off. I hear the Windows 10 USB disconnect sound, the green LED lights turn off and then I have to wait for it to turn back on again. This often happens completely at random, even with the smallest of movements. Sometimes even happens a few times in a row.

    The only thing I have been able to do that has made a difference is to put pressure on the centre of the mouse for a second or two. I don't know if this actually did anything, but at the time of playing CS:GO, the mouse didn't turn off for a few minutes with a lot of movement.

    I'm really not sure on what to do. Maybe it is just time to say goodbye to this one and hang him up on a plaque (which I would seriously do. Best mouse ever.)

    Any ideas? I think that there's something disconnecting on the inside. I'm well out of my warrenty period, although I don't want to cause any more damage.

    Thanks to anyone who actually reads all of this.


  2. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    There is probally a frayed cable that keeps connecting and disconnecting. Just get a new mouse. If you give me your region, I can give you one of the codes for 20$ off your purchase to help you out, I have no use for it.
  3. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    Try unscrewing the screws at the bottom and checking for contacts inside. You can also post a picture of the internals here.
  4. Dazeo

    Dazeo Member

    As far as I was aware, there was a 3 year warranty on Razer products? I am not too sure if there was back then but I am one hundred percent sure I had at least a year on my headset. See if yours is able to be returned, my mouse recently did the same, the lights would fade if I would move it a small amount and it would turn off, I cleaned the optical sense, cleaned any dust / gunk under the rubber rings around the optical laser, reinstalled Synapse and plugged into a new port, afterwards it worked well for me.
  5. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    I think Razer mice have a 2-year warranty.

    @DrewBlackburn even if the mouse is out of warranty, you can still contact Razer Support to see if they have any suggestions. It's possible Windows drivers is causing problems. Have you tried reinstalling Synapse?
  6. geoLARIMAR104

    geoLARIMAR104 New Member

    I know for a fact it's not Synapse. It's physical mouse movement :/

    I've had a look inside, and everything seems to be connected. I didn't want to break anything, so I didn't look underneath the main board.

    TheGurgeMan, if you want to give me a code, then thanks. I guess that'll help towards getting the latest Deathadder. Don't really have much money at the moment. I'm from the UK.

    And I passed my warranty ages ago, trust me. This thing has survived for a long time though.

    Still functions decently as an every day use mouse, just doesn't perform well under heavy use.


    Okay, if anyone still cares about this thread...

    After opening up the mouse and such, I put all the screws back onto the main board and tightened them up a little more than they originally were. Seemed fine. Just to make sure, I went onto device manager and uninstalled my Deathadder drivers, and checked the "uninstall driver software" button too. Now the mouse is just registered as "HID-compliant mouse". Ever since both of these two things happened, I've not had a single problem. Don't know which one helped. I'll reconnect it to Synapse at some point in the future whenever I decide to give it a try.

    Thanks for all recommendations guys. Hopefully the mouse continues to work :)

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  7. wesdalelio

    wesdalelio Member

    Im sad to say this, but if it lasted 3 years, its worth replacing, and then maybe mounting or displaying!
  8. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    He already said he fixed it XD
  9. geoLARIMAR104

    geoLARIMAR104 New Member

    Well, it was completely fine yesterday. Playing up again today though. :/
  10. Chenhui12

    Chenhui12 Member

    please get the new dealthadder chroma :angry:
  11. planefreshDodgerBlue301

    planefreshDodgerBlue301 Active Member

    get a new best friend haha. Your current is at the end of it's poor life ahha
  12. Chenhui12

    Chenhui12 Member

    Lol hais.....
  13. Watermerloon

    Watermerloon Member

    Rest In Peace dear Adder
  14. GreenChris90

    GreenChris90 Active Member

    Time to get the plaque out :)
  15. DieselLag

    DieselLag Active Member

    Well now you can get the chroma version as a tribute to your fallen brother R.I.P.
  16. JeremyLWK

    JeremyLWK Active Member

    3 Years is a lot for what gaming mice have to go through. You can try doing a little DIY to give it a try, but don't expect much from it. If it doesn't work, I guess you can buy another Deathadder from Razer.
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