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Peripherals RAT 6 Sensor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Greentrident, 3 Oct 2020.

  1. Greentrident

    Greentrident Active Member

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    I have a RAT6 that doesn't want to move the cursor anymore. Wheels etc seem to work but the cursor doesn't move. Different mice work fine on the PC and the RAT6 doesn't work properly on any other PC so seems the problem is with the mouse. I've downloaded the latest drivers and tried giving the sensor a clean but no luck - is it FUBAR?
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Yeah, that sounds dead to me!
     
  3. Greentrident

    Greentrident Active Member

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    Shame as I only got it out of the box a month ago! It had been sat sealed for a few years before I got the point where I didn;t think the kids would just abuse it like my RAT5 - which is still going strong! Just unlucky I guess!
     
  4. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Yep, its actually more common for things to die at the beginning or end of their lives, the bathtub curve.
     
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  5. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Surely everything dies at the end of its life? ;)
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    But what if its life's just started? :p
     
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  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Lucifer Sam, Siam Cat, is my best friend.

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    The moment of expiry is always the end. Death at the beginning, just cuts out the bit in between. Cutting out the middleman, so to speak.
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    But the start or the beginning it still the beginning :p
     
  9. Greentrident

    Greentrident Active Member

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    A Rat pup?

    I wonder if (and I know this is a long shot) the sensor could be replaced? (Zombie Rat!)
     
  10. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    May as well take it apart to check! if you can find a part number whack it in Octopart to see if its available anywhere!
     
  11. Greentrident

    Greentrident Active Member

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    Might give it a try!
     
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