Razer Deathadder Elite - Loose/Mushy Side Buttons with Video

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by badbuttons, Jul 16, 2018.



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  1. badbuttons

    badbuttons New Member

    EDIT: Deathadder EXPERT not Elite.

    I got my Deathadder Expert and I noticed the side buttons are loose and mushy. If you have a Deathadder, if this normal? Thanks.

    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
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  2. Quacki

    Quacki New Member

    mine doesnt do that
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  3. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Mine is OK too.
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  4. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Thats a Deathadder Chroma, not a Deathadder Elite. My version has had the back button become mushy overtime cause I use it for push to talk but you can claim warranty on it if you feel it is a big issue.
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  5. badbuttons

    badbuttons New Member

    Turns out it's the Deathadder Expert.

    Everyone, thank you for the responses so far. I'll wait for more responses but I think I'll return it to Best Buy. Although Razer support has a good reputation, returning it is easier.
  6. badbuttons

    badbuttons New Member

    Sorry, I'm confused, do you mean the buttons are loose or not? Thanks!
  7. AlleyViper

    AlleyViper New Member

    My DA 2013, which should be similar, has that loose action when buttons are resting (mostly on "forward" ) and they make noises if you tap them quickly like that. But then, the click action is very positive right after the slightest pressure, not mushy.
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  8. badbuttons

    badbuttons New Member

    Doesn't sound normal if mostly one of the buttons are mushy. Both should feel the same. But I'll try some out in store soon.
  9. AlleyViper

    AlleyViper New Member

    If you ever had a MS IE 3.0, it's similar in the way that there is a very slight play when buttons sit without pressure over the switch but WAY less noticeable, even if it can be used to make sounds like in your clip with a fast tap. But the click is very crisp, so it doesn't affect usage like on the aforementioned MS mouse where you can accidentally press buttons, nor ends up feeling mushy at all. It's actually beneficial for this type of micro switches lifespan not to suffer constant pressure when resting.
    If you have the chance, go to a store where they show mice, and put your hands on another DA to see if the play is less pronounced.
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  10. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    I have a Deathadder Chroma and the back button can be mushy sometimes and they feel a bit loose compared to my Mamba TE's side buttons, but its not as bad as this. If you just brought it new you can see if you can return it to the place where you brought it or if it still has a warranty, RMA it with Razer.
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