First attempt to fix left-handed Razer DeathAdder – part 2

Opened up the left-handed Razer Deathadder and unscrewed the circuit board (left) from the top of the mouse.

Opened up the left-handed Razer Deathadder and unscrewed the circuit board (left) from the top of the mouse. For those looking for the appropriate type of screwdriver, you’ll need one with a #000 cross point head.

The tough part is that the top circuit board is fused to the bottom circuit board by the flat cable that I ended up breaking. I had to pay a visit to my godfather who owns a soldering iron to fix that up.

The tough part is that the top circuit board is fused to the bottom circuit board by the flat cable that I ended up breaking. I had to pay a visit to my godfather who owns a soldering iron to fix that up.

In the end, I was able to try the fix I had found before, but it didn’t fully fix the scroll wheel issue. I think that if I had the tools myself, I would try again, but for the sake of just being productive and enjoying my time and also having a functioning Deathadder, I’m going to be content for now.

2 thoughts on “First attempt to fix left-handed Razer DeathAdder – part 2

  1. can you explain me how you fixed the ribbon cable connections? Did you have to cut anything on the cable?

  2. You can see that there are the little connections exposed at the end of the cable. If you are lucky, you won’t have to strip the cable back (I didn’t need to), and you can line them up with the board and reconnect each one with a drop of solder. You’d have to take care putting everything back in the housing so as to not snap the connection again. Good luck!

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