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I try to buy decent quality wireless rodents, mostly Logitech as I like the feel and size.

 

Anyway, they are lasting about a year before the left-button switches fail, it doesn't actually seem to matter how much use they get, the "work" machine seems to last just as long as the "spare, not used very often" box.

 

It's an easy and cheap fix of course (10 switches for US0.5 from aliExpress) and I'm getting to be a dab-hand at taking the mouse apart, some can be a bit "interesting" to dismantle (and even more fun to put back together).

 

Anyone with similar experiences? Anyone else fixing their mice?

 

And a handy-dandy mouse test here https://www.onlinemictest.com/mouse-test/

 

Switches here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32723355715.html

 

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I got similar experiences though my MX master s2 keeps on working 2 years now. Normally a year with logitch or microsoft or razer all kind of game mice.

 

Never tried to fix them.. just not up to the task.

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Have been using a Logitech M325 mouse for many years now and it will not fail.  On-off no longer works so just leave it on all the time but click and scroll work fine.  Stopped using at one point as was Window update issue from USB chip (and went through four or five wired before returning).  No problems from chip using Windows10.    

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I too am a fan of the Logitech MX Master 2S... I have 2 of them, 1 for the desktop and 1 for the laptop, both about 2 years old now with no failures yet.

 

<fingers crossed>

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I've got a box of dead mice. Logitech, Genius, Microsoft, and a couple of no brand - they all fail eventually.

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I have a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse and in the last couple of years I have had it, it only stops working when the battery expires

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I have never found one that lasts much more than a month. Went back to a wired mouse 2 years ago and its fine. I put up with losing one USB port. 

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3 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

I have never found one that lasts much more than a month. Went back to a wired mouse 2 years ago and its fine. I put up with losing one USB port. 

I am constantly replacing mice and batteries a result of cheap chinese product but I guess you get what you pay for lol only thing is you wind up replacing it many times for a quality product that may no longer be produced.  I had a friend bought  Rockport shoes until they moved the manufacturing to cheap overseas and he said the price was the same and the quality way down but the profit margin up. 

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21 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

I put up with losing one USB port. 

 

A 4 port USB hub will get you more available ports.

 

I connect my lesser used USB devices to the hub... scanner/inkjet printer, laser printer, webcam etc, and keep my USB 3.0 ports available for high speed data transfers to/from external drives.

 

Sorry Crossy for going a bit off-topic.  :whistling:

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Its wireless keyboards for me,the mouse still works,so have an oversupply

of them,RAPOO is the brand.

regards worgeordie

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anything from 2 month to 2 years,

buy expensive if available.

i favor logitech but i favor big size even more

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I use a MS ergonomic mouse and keyboard since forever, I guess 8 years or longer. No problem. And I use them for hours every single day.

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My mice are like the Eveready bunny "just keep goin and goin....". It is the wireless keyboards that die an early death -- all Logitech. Two or 3 keys stop functioning and makes the whole thing worthless. I have tried to fix a few following guidance on YouTube, but in each case no joy. One of the Logitech keyboards was still under warranty, but I bought it on Lazada and I couldn't find any place to take it for repair or replacement. I always buy the keyboard/mouse set, so I have lots of spare mice in a bag. I have switched to Rapoo and Melon and absolutely no problems with 3 wireless keyboards or mice after 3+ years. Batteries do not last as long as I would expect, but an easy fix... 

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Cant remember the last time I actually changed the mouse, its usually just the battery. I use mine several hours everyday, touch wood, no issues for as long as I can remember, its an "Anitech" looks Korean by the writing on it 🤪

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/anitech-wireless-mouse-w217-i202762693-s306382634.html?

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This one that I saved from our dogs lasted about 15 months:

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Sophon

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