Corsair Scimitar RGB Pro gaming mouse – Disassembly and repair.

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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.

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Corsair M65 Pro RGB gaming mouse – Disassembly and repair.

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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 PCs 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. Read on for more!

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Linksys E8500 – DD-WRT Router

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How we found our E8500 DD-WRT router.

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 were 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 lucky dice! Read on if you want to know more.

 

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Mayflash Tigergame Xbox joystick driver.

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Enter the Mayflash / TigerGame driver as 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 on 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.

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Razer Blackwidow Chroma 2014 – Disassembly and Repair.

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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 keyboard 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. Program complete enter when ready. Read on!

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HP ScanJet 6300c FlatBed Scanner – Disassembly and repair.

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Our ScanJet 6300c had some minor issues but we’re back online.

We just want to show you some quick pictures and guide on how we 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. We scan a lot of physical copies of art sketches as you can plainly see by going to the sketches section of our site. 

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Netgear WNDR3700v2 7dbi antenna mod – nope!

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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.

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USB power station for projects

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Power station for all of my USB needs wants and desires.

This blog is about the power station that took about 3 hours of assembly and costs under $10 by the time everything is said and done. Sometimes these are called “Dumb USB” as they don’t behave like a USB hub but just the basics such as power flow and that’s it. As you know I play with a lot of devices that require 5dvc. Simply go through my guides and blog and you’ll see that the quality of the power supply can sometimes make or break whatever project that I’m working on. Since I had a lot of parts from the many projects I have done I decided to make a USB power station for all of my charging needs. Something that can easily deliver 3amps while still maintaining the voltage at around 5vdc (I have it set for 5.10vdc to anticipate voltage drop under load and it’s where a lot of cel-phone chargers sit at). More below.

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