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Author:  james111 [ Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!

Anyone else notice this? If you listen carefully, theres a high pitch sound that always on and it's driving me nuts
is there a fix for this while keeping all buttons/scroll whell working?

*I hate having over sensitive hearing

Author:  lenny [ Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!

james111 wrote:
Anyone else notice this? If you listen carefully, theres a high pitch sound that always on and it's driving me nuts
is there a fix for this while keeping all buttons/scroll whell working?

No solution, but you're not alone

Author:  james111 [ Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:32 pm ]
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I don't wanna have to buy a new mouse :(

Author:  Svartberg [ Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:52 am ]
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N/M

thought you meant a whine heard through the soundcard when moving the mouse.

Author:  Flexo [ Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:24 pm ]
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OH YEAH you're right about the MX510. I just put my ear up to the mouse after noticing your post, and I can't believe how noisy it is. Its quite noticeable at <20 cm from my ears even when placed on a mouse mat. That probably explains some of the whine I keep hearing when I position my head in a certain direction! :lol:

Never thought about looking for a quiet mouse, I might now! Does anyone have the MX518 or any laser mice, and do they emit any high pitch whine?

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Author:  efcoins [ Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:46 am ]
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I have seen a solution for this, solder a new resistor inside the mouse, but I do not have a link to it.

Author:  nici [ Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:18 am ]
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I have a Razer Copperhead (Anarchy Red First Edition :wink: ) laser mouse and it doesnt emit any kind of noise like my MX510s and MX518 and Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 2.0(this was the worst) did.

So far i like it. Im right handed but this might be a great mouse for lefties, its symmetrical "Ergonomic ambidextrous design". Two buttons on each side.

When i got used to the shape of the mouse i like it more than the logitechs or microsofts.

Oh and it has a gold-plated USB connector, a must have on any mouse :roll:

The older Razer Diamondback is shaped the same, but it uses a 1600dpi optical sensor instead of the 2000dpi laser used on the Copperhead. It´s also slightly cheaper. Can´t say if it emits any noise though since i´ve never used one, but i can definately recommend the Copperhead :D

Author:  flarkit [ Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:56 am ]
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Doggonit! I couldn't believe it, but it's true! :evil:

I've had the MX510 for a month now and was just getting over my irritation that the Razer Diamondback plasma has dropped to my price-range, after I'd bought a new MX510 for so cheap on eBay.

Bugger.

Oh well, so far the whine isn't louder than my PC, so hopefully I'll be able to forget about this little aggravation.

Author:  moritz [ Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:29 am ]
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Thanks for ruining my mouse for me. :shock:

Author:  stupid [ Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:02 pm ]
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Yeah, I hear my mouse whine, but I have to press the mouse against my ear to hear it. If I just barely touch the mouse with my ear, I don't hear anything.

I've only been using my mouse for about 5 weeks though. It this something that happens over time where the whine just gets louder?

Author:  geforce1 [ Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:38 pm ]
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I had a similar issue with my MX310 mouse. I had it originally hooked up to a front panel USB port, next to the headphone jack. By plugging my MX310 in one of the motherboard USB ports, the sound (which was heard through my attached headphones) went away. Must be interference, because my old Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical didn't exhibit it (it did have a big "donut" type thing next to the USB plug, something that my MX doesn't have)

Author:  nici [ Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:37 pm ]
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moritz wrote:
Thanks for ruining my mouse for me. :shock:


Your welcome :lol:

geforce1 wrote:
(it did have a big "donut" type thing next to the USB plug, something that my MX doesn't have)


That would be a ferrite ring to reduce interference. Or thats what it usually is at least, correct me if im wrong.


The Intellimouse i have my other comp is silent when still, but has this horrible whine when moving it or scrolling, the MXs had a much lower noise but it was there all the time and only got very slightly louder when holding down a button. I didnt notice it either before reading this thread some time ago..

Author:  Sparkytfl [ Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:23 pm ]
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I have the 518. I can only hear it if I pretty much touch my ear to it.

Author:  OVI [ Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:06 pm ]
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I have the mx510 and never heard it before but after reading this post I put my ear against it and I can hear it too. But if your mouse makes as much noise as mine you must have very good hearing and you must live in a very quiet building in a very quiet neighborhood and have a VERY quiet computer.
Congratulations!

Author:  koitsu [ Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:58 am ]
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I've been documenting this problem for years. Logitech has denied it, and they have literally shut me out from speaking to them any longer about it (demanding all communication with them be done via fax for record keeping).

http://jdc.parodius.com/

Audio clips are there.

The important thing to note here: none of you are alone. This problem exists, and it needs to get solved. Logitech keeps shipping out *fantastic* mice, but with this one serious problem! It's frustrating.

Author:  stupid [ Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:57 pm ]
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I'm glad my hearing isn't that sensitive. I need to place my ear on my MX510 in order to hear the faint whine.

Author:  Engine [ Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:31 am ]
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And I was sitting here thinking, "Stop whining," and, "I'm glad I'm too old to hear sounds so high-pitched," and then I moved my mouse within a foot of my head. That's...tremendously annoying. When the laser - this is the laser mouse I got with my MX3000 - is inactive, I have to be about six inches away to hear it, and the tone is much lower-pitched. Once the laser is active, I can hear it from at least a foot away, and this is in an office with a /very/ high ambient noise level. I'm glad I haven't bought one of these for my home!

Author:  eXa [ Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:37 am ]
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dammit. how can i silence my mx518? does the g5 whine? might considering a change just because of this!

Author:  IsaacKuo [ Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:24 am ]
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Does this problem affect Logitech's bottom-end mice? I have the least expensive Logitech optical wheel mouse, and I can't hear anything from it. Maybe my hearing is too degraded to hear such high pitched noises.

Author:  JazzJackRabbit [ Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:52 am ]
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IsaacKuo wrote:
Does this problem affect Logitech's bottom-end mice? I have the least expensive Logitech optical wheel mouse, and I can't hear anything from it. Maybe my hearing is too degraded to hear such high pitched noises.

Don't know about current low end logitechs, but mx300 (old school mouse, first in the mx series) does whine. Logitech BJ-58 (again, pretty old, 400dpi, but afaik still in production) does not.

Author:  Engine [ Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:09 am ]
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IsaacKuo wrote:
Does this problem affect Logitech's bottom-end mice? I have the least expensive Logitech optical wheel mouse, and I can't hear anything from it. Maybe my hearing is too degraded to hear such high pitched noises.

"Earballing" it, I'd say the tone that comes out of mine is about 9,000hz, so you should still be able to hear it. Yours is optical, correct, but not a "laser mouse?"

Author:  IsaacKuo [ Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:11 am ]
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It's not a "laser" mouse (I'm not sure what exactly that means); it just says "optical". It's this model: Logitech Optical Mouse. The box just says "Logitech Optical Mouse"--no "MX" or any other distinguishing model designation.

Author:  Engine [ Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:43 am ]
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IsaacKuo wrote:
It's not a "laser" mouse (I'm not sure what exactly that means);

It's a mouse which uses a laser, and not an LED, for optical tracking. The Logitech MX1000 was the first, I think, but most of Logitech's decent mice are laser-driven, now. The G5, G7, MX 610, MX 400, and whatever the hell mine is [it's an MX 400, only cordless, that comes with the MX 3000 mouse/keyboard combo] are all laser mice.

Now, those of you who are hearing the whine, is your model laser or optical [I know, I know, they're both optical; blame Logitech]. I think the whine occurs with both types, so it's not something you could avoid solely on that basis, but I can't remember /all/ these model numbers, and which are optical and which are laser.

IsaacKuo wrote:
it just says "optical". It's this model: Logitech Optical Mouse. The box just says "Logitech Optical Mouse"--no "MX" or any other distinguishing model designation.

Ironically, I believe the technical model name for your mouse is "Optical Mouse Black." Before they went alphanucrazy, Logitech was pretty glib.

Author:  Avro [ Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:35 am ]
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moritz wrote:
Thanks for ruining my mouse for me. :shock:


Yeah, ditto from me too. Never noticed this whine until reading this post. I use a red MX510 at work and a blue MX510 at home...<grumble>. I also use a Trackman Wheel at home, now I gotta go check if that's got a whine. The only good thing is that I can't hear it until my ear is about 9"/23cm away from it.

Author:  nici [ Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:01 am ]
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Just get a Razer and be done with it :wink:

Author:  Stacey Melissa [ Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:07 am ]
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My MX 610 cordless laser mouse has the whine, sort of like a CRT TV whine, although not as loud. Luckily, I can just turn on my Logitech Z-680 speakers, and the idle hiss from them drowns out everything else in the room.

Author:  limee [ Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:14 am ]
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I think all of their mid-high end opticals from a year or so back make a high pitched whining as well, I usually listen to music tho so it's not a prob.

Nici: Only issue I have with Razer mice is that they still track when it's like a cm off the table...and I reposition my mouse a lot during games really fast so it's kind of annoying. Could be the laser tho...haven't tried the new high end logitechs.

Author:  nici [ Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:42 am ]
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limee wrote:
Nici: Only issue I have with Razer mice is that they still track when it's like a cm off the table...


Did not notice that before.. I prefer to play with low sensitivity on a huge surface :)

Author:  JazzJackRabbit [ Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:27 am ]
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limee wrote:
Only issue I have with Razer mice is that they still track when it's like a cm off the table...and I reposition my mouse a lot during games really fast so it's kind of annoying. Could be the laser tho...haven't tried the new high end logitechs.

I don't know about copperhead, but with diamondbacks it's highly dependant on the mouse pads. On some pads it is indeed about 1cm, on others it's much less. If it bothers you a lot try different mouse pads.

Author:  nici [ Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:21 am ]
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Hmm, if that´s true then i would imagine a mousepad with a coarse surface would work better for limee.. Im thinking the light might not reflect back quite so direct.

I don´t really have that many mousepads to test with, a FujTech with a gel thingie and an Ulti-Mat Breathe wich both have cloth surface and the mouse works at from about 0.5cm away, maybe slightly more. I can´t find my Ulti-Mat original wich is teflon coated steel, i don´t use it anyway since its way too slippery for my taste. The mouse moves if i blow at it..

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