Anyone opened a Corsair Harpoon RGB Pro mouse?

March 30, 2020 at 03:39:46
Specs: several
I needed a new mouse, and the Corsair Harpooon RGB Pro
was the closest thing to what I wanted that Best Buy had in
the store. After a few months of use, I'm finding that I keep
pressing the button to change the "speed" (or sensitivity) by
accident more and more frequently. I have no need for any
but the slowest speed, so I want to disable the button.

Corsair has a program that apparently can do that. It is a
huge, enormous, gigantic, collossal, humungous program,
almost three times the size of my office suite, and more than
ten times the size of my graphics creation program (like PS).

Seems to me it would make more sense to just operate on
the mouse and give it a tachectomy. Disconnect the switch,
assuming it is a normally closed switch.

The problem is, there are probably screws under the front
feet. A magnet indicates ferrous metal there. I would have
to remove the poor mouse's front feet, then try to glue them
back on again when I'm done. Either of those actions could
kill the mouse, or at least cripple it.

Has anyone taken this mouse apart, so I can know what to
expect? Can the feet come off cleanly? Can they be glued
back on and stay on, with some kind of glue that won't cost
as much as the mouse? Are there in fact screws under the
feet that hold the mouse together?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
March 30, 2020 at 20:28:48
Yes, the Corsair iCue program is almost 400MB. Are you a gamer? If not, why would you buy a gaming mouse? Rather than tearing your mouse apart, why not replace it with a standard mouse? There are 100's to choose from, I'm sure one of them will fit your needs.

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#2
March 30, 2020 at 23:19:01
They must have had 30 different mice at Best Buy. This one
came closest to what I want. Wired, not too big or too small,
not too heavy or light, shaped to fit my hand, and not terribly
expensive. If they had either of the two models of Logitech
mice that I used over the years, I'd have got one of those.
They each lasted about ten years, until the primary button
wore down to the point that it wouldn't press reliably. The
first one I was able to get several years more use from by
supergluing a bit of wire to the part of the button where it
presses on the switch.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
April 2, 2020 at 13:23:47
Maybe shop somewhere else? Or online?

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