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So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

Help greatly appreciated, thank you
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  1. mr_boggle said:
    So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

    It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

    I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

    If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

    Help greatly appreciated, thank you


    Sounds like it's slowly dying or has died.
    A logitech g502 mouse is one of the best you can have for your money right now.
  2. mr_boggle said:
    So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

    It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

    I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

    If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

    Help greatly appreciated, thank you


    Is ur Mamba Wired or Wireless?

    i've had the new Mamba wireless version (2014 or newer if there is a newer one) for the past nine months- and regardless of if u have a wireless or not, the following may be pertinent- and i have experienced problems several times both short and long term. Luckily my Razor Taipei was waiting to step in and help.

    For me the software seems to be at fault. And the USB cable may also matter. So fully unplug the USB cable- and even try a different USB port i've read has helped some ppl.

    Last time i fixed it- when it didn't seem to want to work for more than a matter of seconds- i did so by removing all "ghost drivers". Then uninstall the Razor software. Then re-install a downloaded full version of the latest Razor Software.

    The following link may seem a little too much info but be patient, it was the 1st thing pertinent i googled that seemed to have the info on ghost drivers u need:

    https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/35820-ghost-devices.html

    Also note that if u have the wireless version, install software with it plugged-in and don't think that all is AOK unless u use it several times both wired and wireless. And repeat using it wired and wireless several times. If urs is Wired, then things should be much easier to resolve.

    GL :-)

    PS
    Only focus on Mouse Ghost driver removal. It is a good way to keep Video cards, etc. working tip-top too, but only fix the mouse drivers for now.


    PSS
    Due to my Mamba's rubber thumb pad's glue started coming off in a 100 minuet session playing the Division- I am going to jump ship to the Logitech G903 after their new charging mat becomes available. The G903 seems like the perfect thing to transition to. It has the best Optical sensor in the world and about everything a Mamba owner could possibly want.

    PSSS
    Note the Ultimate award the G900 gets versus 37 gaming mice at the following review link:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7464/25/mice-infestation-37-gaming-mice-review-conclusion

    The G900 and the G903 are identical. But the G903 can be charged with the new charging mat that Logitech is slowly releasing. U will never have to charge the thing if u get the mat too. :-)
  3. I just switched from my Mamba 2012 (may it burn in hell) to the Logitech G403 and love it. It comes in around the AU$70 mark. It has a similar feel in my hand but the mouse is MUCH lighter. I was originally looking at a zowie to completely ditch any need for software to be running, but the G403 will hold on to settings with out the need for software to be constantly running in the background.

    The one downside I noticed after switching from the heavier Razer to the G403 is I can feel the weight of the mouse cable pulling on the body. Not a big deal but something to consider when you start looking at lighter mice.
  4. Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

    It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

    I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

    If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

    Help greatly appreciated, thank you


    Is ur Mamba Wired or Wireless?

    i've had the new Mamba wireless version (2014 or newer if there is a newer one) for the past nine months- and regardless of if u have a wireless or not, the following may be pertinent- and i have experienced problems several times both short and long term. Luckily my Razor Taipei was waiting to step in and help.

    For me the software seems to be at fault. And the USB cable may also matter. So fully unplug the USB cable- and even try a different USB port i've read has helped some ppl.

    Last time i fixed it- when it didn't seem to want to work for more than a matter of seconds- i did so by removing all "ghost drivers". Then uninstall the Razor software. Then re-install a downloaded full version of the latest Razor Software.

    The following link may seem a little too much info but be patient, it was the 1st thing pertinent i googled that seemed to have the info on ghost drivers u need:

    https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/35820-ghost-devices.html

    Also note that if u have the wireless version, install software with it plugged-in and don't think that all is AOK unless u use it several times both wired and wireless. And repeat using it wired and wireless several times. If urs is Wired, then things should be much easier to resolve.

    GL :-)

    PS
    Only focus on Mouse Ghost driver removal. It is a good way to keep Video cards, etc. working tip-top too, but only fix the mouse drivers for now.


    PSS
    Due to my Mamba's rubber thumb pad's glue started coming off in a 100 minuet session playing the Division- I am going to jump ship to the Logitech G903 after their new charging mat becomes available. The G903 seems like the perfect thing to transition to. It has the best Optical sensor in the world and about everything a Mamba owner could possibly want.

    PSSS
    Note the Ultimate award the G900 gets versus 37 gaming mice at the following review link:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7464/25/mice-infestation-37-gaming-mice-review-conclusion

    The G900 and the G903 are identical. But the G903 can be charged with the new charging mat that Logitech is slowly releasing. U will never have to charge the thing if u get the mat too. :-)


    My Mamba is from 2012 and the wireless died on it in 2015 so Ive been using it in wired mode ever since. And thanks for the tip Ill try it and see if it works. And thanks for the mouse suggestions but the G900 series mice is out of my budget atm.
  5. mr_boggle said:
    Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

    It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

    I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

    If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

    Help greatly appreciated, thank you


    Is ur Mamba Wired or Wireless?

    i've had the new Mamba wireless version (2014 or newer if there is a newer one) for the past nine months- and regardless of if u have a wireless or not, the following may be pertinent- and i have experienced problems several times both short and long term. Luckily my Razor Taipei was waiting to step in and help.

    For me the software seems to be at fault. And the USB cable may also matter. So fully unplug the USB cable- and even try a different USB port i've read has helped some ppl.

    Last time i fixed it- when it didn't seem to want to work for more than a matter of seconds- i did so by removing all "ghost drivers". Then uninstall the Razor software. Then re-install a downloaded full version of the latest Razor Software.

    The following link may seem a little too much info but be patient, it was the 1st thing pertinent i googled that seemed to have the info on ghost drivers u need:

    https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/35820-ghost-devices.html

    Also note that if u have the wireless version, install software with it plugged-in and don't think that all is AOK unless u use it several times both wired and wireless. And repeat using it wired and wireless several times. If urs is Wired, then things should be much easier to resolve.

    GL :-)

    PS
    Only focus on Mouse Ghost driver removal. It is a good way to keep Video cards, etc. working tip-top too, but only fix the mouse drivers for now.


    PSS
    Due to my Mamba's rubber thumb pad's glue started coming off in a 100 minuet session playing the Division- I am going to jump ship to the Logitech G903 after their new charging mat becomes available. The G903 seems like the perfect thing to transition to. It has the best Optical sensor in the world and about everything a Mamba owner could possibly want.

    PSSS
    Note the Ultimate award the G900 gets versus 37 gaming mice at the following review link:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7464/25/mice-infestation-37-gaming-mice-review-conclusion

    The G900 and the G903 are identical. But the G903 can be charged with the new charging mat that Logitech is slowly releasing. U will never have to charge the thing if u get the mat too. :-)


    My Mamba is from 2012 and the wireless died on it in 2015 so Ive been using it in wired mode ever since. And thanks for the tip Ill try it and see if it works. And thanks for the mouse suggestions but the G900 series mice is out of my budget atm.


    cool. have fun with ur new g403. :-)
  6. Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

    It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

    I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

    If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

    Help greatly appreciated, thank you


    Is ur Mamba Wired or Wireless?

    i've had the new Mamba wireless version (2014 or newer if there is a newer one) for the past nine months- and regardless of if u have a wireless or not, the following may be pertinent- and i have experienced problems several times both short and long term. Luckily my Razor Taipei was waiting to step in and help.

    For me the software seems to be at fault. And the USB cable may also matter. So fully unplug the USB cable- and even try a different USB port i've read has helped some ppl.

    Last time i fixed it- when it didn't seem to want to work for more than a matter of seconds- i did so by removing all "ghost drivers". Then uninstall the Razor software. Then re-install a downloaded full version of the latest Razor Software.

    The following link may seem a little too much info but be patient, it was the 1st thing pertinent i googled that seemed to have the info on ghost drivers u need:

    https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/35820-ghost-devices.html

    Also note that if u have the wireless version, install software with it plugged-in and don't think that all is AOK unless u use it several times both wired and wireless. And repeat using it wired and wireless several times. If urs is Wired, then things should be much easier to resolve.

    GL :-)

    PS
    Only focus on Mouse Ghost driver removal. It is a good way to keep Video cards, etc. working tip-top too, but only fix the mouse drivers for now.


    PSS
    Due to my Mamba's rubber thumb pad's glue started coming off in a 100 minuet session playing the Division- I am going to jump ship to the Logitech G903 after their new charging mat becomes available. The G903 seems like the perfect thing to transition to. It has the best Optical sensor in the world and about everything a Mamba owner could possibly want.

    PSSS
    Note the Ultimate award the G900 gets versus 37 gaming mice at the following review link:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7464/25/mice-infestation-37-gaming-mice-review-conclusion

    The G900 and the G903 are identical. But the G903 can be charged with the new charging mat that Logitech is slowly releasing. U will never have to charge the thing if u get the mat too. :-)


    My Mamba is from 2012 and the wireless died on it in 2015 so Ive been using it in wired mode ever since. And thanks for the tip Ill try it and see if it works. And thanks for the mouse suggestions but the G900 series mice is out of my budget atm.


    cool. have fun with ur new g403. :-)


    The G403 seems like a good alternative to my mamba actually! And its below my budget! Thanks!
    And Ive tried the Ghost Driver removal thing and it seems too complicated and "risky" for me. Dont want to risk having my mamba tracking but my GTX 970 a being a paper weight.
  7. Best answer
    mr_boggle said:
    Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

    It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

    I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

    If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

    Help greatly appreciated, thank you


    Is ur Mamba Wired or Wireless?

    i've had the new Mamba wireless version (2014 or newer if there is a newer one) for the past nine months- and regardless of if u have a wireless or not, the following may be pertinent- and i have experienced problems several times both short and long term. Luckily my Razor Taipei was waiting to step in and help.

    For me the software seems to be at fault. And the USB cable may also matter. So fully unplug the USB cable- and even try a different USB port i've read has helped some ppl.

    Last time i fixed it- when it didn't seem to want to work for more than a matter of seconds- i did so by removing all "ghost drivers". Then uninstall the Razor software. Then re-install a downloaded full version of the latest Razor Software.

    The following link may seem a little too much info but be patient, it was the 1st thing pertinent i googled that seemed to have the info on ghost drivers u need:

    https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/35820-ghost-devices.html

    Also note that if u have the wireless version, install software with it plugged-in and don't think that all is AOK unless u use it several times both wired and wireless. And repeat using it wired and wireless several times. If urs is Wired, then things should be much easier to resolve.

    GL :-)

    PS
    Only focus on Mouse Ghost driver removal. It is a good way to keep Video cards, etc. working tip-top too, but only fix the mouse drivers for now.


    PSS
    Due to my Mamba's rubber thumb pad's glue started coming off in a 100 minuet session playing the Division- I am going to jump ship to the Logitech G903 after their new charging mat becomes available. The G903 seems like the perfect thing to transition to. It has the best Optical sensor in the world and about everything a Mamba owner could possibly want.

    PSSS
    Note the Ultimate award the G900 gets versus 37 gaming mice at the following review link:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7464/25/mice-infestation-37-gaming-mice-review-conclusion

    The G900 and the G903 are identical. But the G903 can be charged with the new charging mat that Logitech is slowly releasing. U will never have to charge the thing if u get the mat too. :-)


    My Mamba is from 2012 and the wireless died on it in 2015 so Ive been using it in wired mode ever since. And thanks for the tip Ill try it and see if it works. And thanks for the mouse suggestions but the G900 series mice is out of my budget atm.


    cool. have fun with ur new g403. :-)


    The G403 seems like a good alternative to my mamba actually! And its below my budget! Thanks!
    And Ive tried the Ghost Driver removal thing and it seems too complicated and "risky" for me. Dont want to risk having my mamba tracking but my GTX 970 a being a paper weight.



    Yes. Good idea.

    If u want a perfect plan that allows u to experiment try something like:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgWWtpblAs&list=PLJbh8iM59BMc113pmmk02PtX82ZpeFPXa

    With ^^ totally mastered, there's a whole other realm to explore that ppl can't get near for practical reasons. And with it, the sky's the limit. I've used it, some sort of it- different brands- for twenty years and it should be the 1st thing that anyone is taught on PC; but actually less than 1% of PC users take advantage of it. The best thing to compare it to is like having a time machine that allows u to go back quickly in time, to a time before u made an intentional or unintentional mistake. But even better is gaining the ability to try anything software related and going back in a matter of minuets. Best of all is when everything is working perfect; u can forever save the configuration of ur PC and go back to that perfect time, in a matter of minuets. :-)
  8. Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    Bee_Dee_3_Dee said:
    mr_boggle said:
    So I have been using my Razer Mamba heavily for the past 4 years or so and it stopped tracking. It has done this before and I just had to keep my PC off for a while with it un-plugged but there has to be a quicker fix.

    It has happened again after a match of Rainbow Six Siege today and I dont really want to stop gaming right now. Ive tried reinstalling the mouse, updating Razer Synapse, used it on my Dell laptop (didnt track either), Restarted my PC (once) and uplugged and plugged it back in again

    I brought it in 2014 so its probably way out of the warranty period.

    If you dont know how to fix my mouse, please, give me suggestions for another good gaming mouse under AU$80 (Thinking Razer Taipan, wanted that mouse since 2016).

    Help greatly appreciated, thank you


    Is ur Mamba Wired or Wireless?

    i've had the new Mamba wireless version (2014 or newer if there is a newer one) for the past nine months- and regardless of if u have a wireless or not, the following may be pertinent- and i have experienced problems several times both short and long term. Luckily my Razor Taipei was waiting to step in and help.

    For me the software seems to be at fault. And the USB cable may also matter. So fully unplug the USB cable- and even try a different USB port i've read has helped some ppl.

    Last time i fixed it- when it didn't seem to want to work for more than a matter of seconds- i did so by removing all "ghost drivers". Then uninstall the Razor software. Then re-install a downloaded full version of the latest Razor Software.

    The following link may seem a little too much info but be patient, it was the 1st thing pertinent i googled that seemed to have the info on ghost drivers u need:

    https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/35820-ghost-devices.html

    Also note that if u have the wireless version, install software with it plugged-in and don't think that all is AOK unless u use it several times both wired and wireless. And repeat using it wired and wireless several times. If urs is Wired, then things should be much easier to resolve.

    GL :-)

    PS
    Only focus on Mouse Ghost driver removal. It is a good way to keep Video cards, etc. working tip-top too, but only fix the mouse drivers for now.


    PSS
    Due to my Mamba's rubber thumb pad's glue started coming off in a 100 minuet session playing the Division- I am going to jump ship to the Logitech G903 after their new charging mat becomes available. The G903 seems like the perfect thing to transition to. It has the best Optical sensor in the world and about everything a Mamba owner could possibly want.

    PSSS
    Note the Ultimate award the G900 gets versus 37 gaming mice at the following review link:

    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/7464/25/mice-infestation-37-gaming-mice-review-conclusion

    The G900 and the G903 are identical. But the G903 can be charged with the new charging mat that Logitech is slowly releasing. U will never have to charge the thing if u get the mat too. :-)


    My Mamba is from 2012 and the wireless died on it in 2015 so Ive been using it in wired mode ever since. And thanks for the tip Ill try it and see if it works. And thanks for the mouse suggestions but the G900 series mice is out of my budget atm.


    cool. have fun with ur new g403. :-)


    The G403 seems like a good alternative to my mamba actually! And its below my budget! Thanks!
    And Ive tried the Ghost Driver removal thing and it seems too complicated and "risky" for me. Dont want to risk having my mamba tracking but my GTX 970 a being a paper weight.



    Yes. Good idea.

    If u want a perfect plan that allows u to experiment try something like:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgWWtpblAs&list=PLJbh8iM59BMc113pmmk02PtX82ZpeFPXa

    With ^^ totally mastered, there's a whole other realm to explore that ppl can't get near for practical reasons. And with it, the sky's the limit. I've used it, some sort of it- different brands- for twenty years and it should be the 1st thing that anyone is taught on PC; but actually less than 1% of PC users take advantage of it. The best thing to compare it to is like having a time machine that allows u to go back quickly in time, to a time before u made an intentional or unintentional mistake. But even better is gaining the ability to try anything software related and going back in a matter of minuets. Best of all is when everything is working perfect; u can forever save the configuration of ur PC and go back to that perfect time, in a matter of minuets. :-)



    okay thanks for the tip! Ill probs try that another time if I have to but Ill probs will buy the G403. Again, thanks for all your help all of you.
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