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G502 Loose Scroll Wheel

OmNSLAA
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Recently, I have noticed my G502 has had it's mousewheel loosened, to the point where there is no difference between the lock and free setting, and they are the exact same. However the free setting also no longer is capable of spinning at a high speed. Is there any way to solve this without resorting to warranties? (For the record I wish to have a good "lock" mode, not a good free mode.)

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Welcome to the forums!
First I'd clean in/around the scrollwheel and apply some fresh grease. If the issue persists it might just need to be replaced.

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3 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

Welcome to the forums!
First I'd clean in/around the scrollwheel and apply some fresh grease. If the issue persists it might just need to be replaced.

I am a complete and utter amateur by grease are you implying something like, wd40?

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2 hours ago, OmNSLAA said:

I am a complete and utter amateur by grease are you implying something like, wd40?

That would work but you'd probably want something a little thicker. 

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Definitely don't use grease or there's no way you're getting the free scrolling back, grease is way too tacky and thick for something that's supposed to spin like the mouse wheel is. Maybe use a dry lube or a silicone lubricant spray, but that's probably not the problem. Since both wheel modes feel the same it sounds to me like there's a problem with the mechanism that switches the scroll wheel's mode. Maybe something fell out of place or a pin broke. You'll have to open it up and take a look around.

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28 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

Definitely don't use grease or there's no way you're getting the free scrolling back, grease is way too tacky and thick for something that's supposed to spin like the mouse wheel is. Maybe use a dry lube or a silicone lubricant spray, but that's probably not the problem. Since both wheel modes feel the same it sounds to me like there's a problem with the mechanism that switches the scroll wheel's mode. Maybe something fell out of place or a pin broke. You'll have to open it up and take a look around.

that does sound more plausible since I cannot hear the scroll wheel tick regardless of mode, do you know a tutorial on how one would do that?

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