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Windows 7: Razer Deathadder scroll wheel problem

20 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7
Razer Deathadder scroll wheel problem

At first I thought it was just a problem with my mouse but my roommate who has the same mouse is having the same issue. For some reason the scroll-wheel on this mouse is not responding properly. When I scroll up or down it sometimes skips the wrong direction (I.e. if i scroll down it will go up about half the time making it very imprecise and take twice as long). This has only started happening since I've had Windows 7 installed (my roommate is also using Windows 7)

I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this issue with Windows 7 and the Razer Deathadder mouse. It's pretty annoying and I'm almost at the point where I'm just going to buy something else.


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20 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)

Driver issue?
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20 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7

Sorry yeah i posted under the driver forum because I can only assume that's the problem. I have the latest drivers already and I mostly wanna see if other people have noticed the same problem so I can wait for an update or something.
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20 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64

No mate, my deathadder installs fine, all my razer stuff does, mamba, lycosa. Have you tried compatability mode?
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26 Apr 2009   #5

windows 7

I had a similar issue. Driver v1.08 worked better for me.

The firmware updater for v1.28NDC doesn't work, however. I'm currently using v1.27.
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26 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074

I've had this problem with multiple mice and multiple OSes. If you scroll slower, it shouldn't jump in the opposite direction. That's a good temporary fix.
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26 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 7600 x64

Im using latest driver and firmware v1.28NDC and it works like a charm for me :/
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23 May 2010   #8

win7 x64

I don't think this a Windows 7 problem.

My Razer Deathadder does the exact same thing. It (same exact mouse) did on my old rig with XPPro as well as my new rig with Windows 7.

Sometimes (but not always) the problem can be reduced by playing with any of the Razer scroll wheel settings (turning the wheel light on or off, turning universal scrolling on or off) but the problem always returns.

It began shortly after I updated the Razer drivers to fix their left button double clicking issue. That's the issue that they spent a couple of years blaming on the customers, before they quietly released a driver update that fixes it. Now the left mouse (trigger) button works fine but the scroll wheel does whatever it wants too, every single time its touched.

Scroll one notch down, it scrolls itself two notches back up or more. Scroll one notch up, it scrolls two notches down or more. Want to look at pg3 of a PDF or Doc file? Good luck, you'll have to look at pages 2, 5, and 7 repeatedly until you give up and use the arrow keys.

Use your scroll wheel to change weapons classes in an FPS shooter game? (COD 4/WAW and BF2BC2 in my case) Fat chance. It will rapidly scroll through all of your weapons classes before returning you to your first (empty) weapon, or it won't bother to change anything at all.

It took almost two years for Razer to acknowledge the double clicking problem (I have another Deathadder torn apart in a drawer from a vain attempt to fix that mechanical problem that turned out to be a driver issue).

Razer is also still not admitting that some people are having a major problem getting the drivers for the Microsoft/Razer Reclusa keyboard to work in Win7Pro x64. (default Windows 7 drivers do work - but no Razer kybd control icon shows up)

So I'll repeat, this (these) is not a Microsoft or Windows 7 issue. They are Razer issues that seem to effect only a very few Razer customers. Good luck getting any support out of Razer on them anytime within the next two years...

I'll be going back to Logitech, as soon as I can afford too.

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