The Scimitar! Yet-Another Corsair mouse repair blog!
It’s repair and disassembly of the Corsair Scimitar Gaming Mouse! We know we’ve been doing a lot of these types of blogs. For those who read the M65 repair and are back for more. Thanks! We do appreciate your readership! This guide is going to cover the problem along with a quick tear-down and rebuild of the mouse.
A Corsair M65 has now ended up on the repair bench. It is ours. Crap!
So the Corsair M65 mouse we use on one of our primary PC’s is failing after only a year of operation. Honestly, we didn’t expect it to fail so soon! Partially because whenever a person purchases gaming hardware for everyday office and blogging activities such as what we do. Under less stressful environments the mouse should last a long time! Perhaps it’s also prior to this mouse we installed a Microsoft IntelliMouse for almost 15 years(blog article here). We thought that the corsair should last at LEAST that long. We should also note that during the entire year of operation with this mouse no known abuse has happened to this unit. No liquids or extreme physical abuse such as any long term gaming.
Because of some of the work that we do in the really real world we tend to work with non-profit accounts which shall remain unnamed for their security as well as our own. But one of the items that was scheduled for recycling/destruction was this Linksys E8500 router. This was super-odd to us because routers like these typically go for almost one-hundred U.S. dollars. Now, it could be dead for all we know! So we decided to take a chance while at the same time giving money to a charitable cause. Fifteen U.S. dollars later it was now in our possession. Time to roll our luck dice!
Enter the Mayflash / TigerGame driver is the Alternative to XBCD.
The reason why we looked into the Mayflash / TigerGame driver is a few years back we did a blog about the original Xbox controller and how to get these relics from the past working on your windows 10 box. It worked however it quickly became the most commented section on our blog and for those who commented there I want to say “Thank you!” Your input makes a very important impact in how we do things on our site, what works, and what doesn’t. It’s apparent that there’s a LOT of you guys out there that love your old school hardware.
Mechanical keyboard repair fun with the Razer Blackwidow Chroma 2014 edition.
Well, the day finally happened where it is time to service a Razer Blackwidow Chroma 2014 edition keyboard. For those who don’t know what this type of keyboard is Razer makes a mechanical keyboards with the probable slogan “by gamers for gamers.” It sounds so pretentious that they had to defend that statement in Popular Mechanics. However! My article is not going to bash the Razer keyboard because in this case it was not Razers fault. During this article you will see the tear-down, diagnostics and repair of just one Razer Blackwidow Chroma 2014 keyboard.
My ScanJet 6300c had some minor issues but we’re back online.
I just want to show you some quick pictures and guide on how I fixed my Hewlett Packard (HP) ScanJet 6300c to be as good as new again. The unit is approaching 16 years of age and is no longer officially supported by HP due to a planned obsolescence model that many newer companies now adopt. (some would say that HP was the leader in making hardware useless in a matter of years.) Perhaps that’s being a little too hard on a company. I scan a lot of physical copies of art sketches as you can plainly see by going to the sketches section of my site.
There’s an old saying that applies go gaming as well. The more things change the more they stay the same. Lets take a tour dealing with just the PC/LAN gaming aspect of gaming and how it has evolved from a hardware perspective over the years.
The Banana Pi M3 fills us with nothing but contempt.
Ladies and Gentlemen, This may probably be the last blog entry on this site in regards to the Banana Pi M3 and possible ALL Chinese based Pi boards all together! Read on if you want to listen to this little diatribe of hatred.
I performed the Netgear WNDR3700v2 7dbi antenna mod and I got some bad news.
I decided that I was going to do some upgrades to my Netgear WNDR3700v2 router with a 7dbi antenna mod which I bought off of eBay. This blog entry is to post my findings for all as a warning that the days of adding bigger antennae to a balanced “N” router is over. At least without some serious re-soldering of pads and possibly some legit 5ghz antennas. Read more to see the brutal details.
I just received my Pine A64 or Pine64 from our good friends over at PixelDust and decided to not really do a review of it because it’s way too early in the kick starter process to give a full scale review. So instead, I am just going to do an article about my impressions about this single-board computer. I should note that whenever I take a look at any piece of hardware on this site it is never a paid endorsement or advertisement from the original manufacturer and often times we’ll use our own funds to purchase the hardware we write about.