G 500 logitech freezes intemittently
I think i found the solution to the Logitech G500 mouse freezing problem: the 5-pin USB cable uses an embroidered thread of fine wire for the first pin on the left (black cable at the internal connector inside the mouse). These fine threads tend to break over time due to movement of the cord, it usually brakes by the point were the cord exits the mouse casing. what i did was actually very simple: I Opened the mouse (there's 5 screws you have to remove: 2 over the optical sensor, one underneath the sticker on the center, one on the right, and one at the bottom of the mouse), then remove the scroll wheel (and basically remove every screw you see on the inside of the mouse), there's also a pin holding the scroll wheel in place, remove that too. Now remove the circuit board and detach the USB 5-pin connector. Inspect the cable (you might have to remove some of the protective cover), if you find that the embroidered wire is broken, as i did, then proceed to twist the fine threads of wire on both ends, and then twist both ends of the broken cable togheter. Obviously the resulting cable is a bit shorter than the others 4... not a problem! simply align all cables and twist the excess wire forming a circle, and just tuck it in at the bottom casing of the mouse when you put it back together. This solution might not be the most clean and professional (perfect solution would be to replace the cord), but it only took me 15 minutes, and my G500 mouse is working perfectly since; hope it helps!
Dec 23, 2011 |
Logitech G500 Mouse (910001259)