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    Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    I have this mouse at the moment and it's developed a fault with the scroll wheel - it keeps jamming and stays pressed. I tried to loook for a new one but was shocked to see that these cost £20!

    I need a new wired mouse which has the same side 2-buttons, and scroll wheel and the usual right-click and left-click buttons. Any recommendations ?



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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    £17 = £20 sort of lol. I was hoping big companies like Logitech got mice between £10-20

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    For something cheap, you can't go wrong with one of these http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/797659...rlrefer=search

    Two buttons on the left-hand side, same as Logitech G5 and others, comfortable grip and fairly hard wearing. And obviously, it's ridiculously cheap. I've got a couple and don't really notice the difference between it and my G5.

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    Unscrew the mouse and clear out the gunk that has accumulated under the scroll wheel, I had one of those a while back with the same problems and that sorted it out
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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    I've got that mouse, The original one I bought when they first made them and it still works fine but, just looks a bit worn, Then a couple of years ago I bought a new one, In OEM packaging(clear plastic bag) From Ebay for about £10.

    Ebuyer used to sell them at sensible prices but, seems they have increased the price.

    I did find this advert on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Microsoft-...item2a0d57ed12

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    I've got that mouse, The original one I bought when they first made them and it still works fine but, just looks a bit worn, Then a couple of years ago I bought a new one, In OEM packaging(clear plastic bag) From Ebay for about £10.

    Ebuyer used to sell them at sensible prices but, seems they have increased the price.

    I did find this advert on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Microsoft-...item2a0d57ed12
    £80 lol.

    Yes, this mouse used to be cheap. why the hell is it £20 now and that too for a wired mouse?!
    I was googling and found last night that the lubricant underneath the scroll wheel fades away and causes problems. So, gonna try some WD today

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    Well my new mouse arrived yesterday :
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/177644...rlrefer=search

    and i am very happy with it the side buttons are a bit high but no problems using it,
    Precision Optical Gaming Mouse
    3200DPI precise optical sensor
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    On-the-fly DPI switching with 3 stage red LED light indicator
    Gaming-grade rubber provides a non-slip grip
    4 way tilt-wheel scrolling provides more functionality and more application
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    Gaming-grade Rubber - Comfortable texture with sweat-proof design provides a non-slip grip.
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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    how old is it? Tried giving microsoft a call or email? They are unparalleled for their hardware support, if it's still covered they will send you a new one free of charge.

    Otherwise have a look at this:

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...d=0CF0Q8wIwCg#

    I have this mouse and its really really good - essentially an intellimouse with a more comfortable form factor, and adjustable weights so you can make it feel the same as your old intellimouse (or as heavy as a wireless, as you prefer).

    The X-3 version is a bit cheaper and more traditional looking, and again is the closest to the intellimouse that I think you can still get. IMO Microsoft still make the best mice in terms of quality, comfort, value and support. I never got on with the logitech ones, they just don't suit my hands.

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    In between the first and second MS mice I used a Razer diamondback and it annoyed the hell out of me in that every 3rd boot it was not recognised.

    Although the price has gone up I'd still pay £20 for another MS intellimouse.

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    1, take it a part clean it out and re-grease it, note mice spindles use grease not oil

    There's very few mice with that ambidextrous shape and buttons on both sides.
    Of all the logitech mice you can currently get the m500 (around £25) is my current favourate but that's more down to the shape and feel.
    There's the basic LS1 or the RX1000 nether have side buttons but they do have the left/right click scroll wheel which you could set up to do key clicks.

    2, The microsoft mouse that's basically replaced that one is the microsoft comfort mouse 4500
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/150148...k/Product.html

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    I have the same mouse with the same problem, I opened it up cleaned it out, but tbh there was hardly any dust/dirt.

    I used oil to grease it but I guess I will have a go at using some grease. Thanks pob

    I did notice that if I wedged a bit of cardboard near the mouse wheel it worked a lot better but only for a few weeks

    Also keeps us updated on the situation

    Mind you AFAIK the mouse has 3 year warranty

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/345237...rlrefer=search
    My mouse came in the Microsoft Business Hardware Pack (KEYBOARD AND MOUSE BUNDLE) and was bought in 2009 so I might give ms a call
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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    Try vaseline

    You can get the intellimouse version1.1 http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/345271...e/Product.html but it's £23.49

    ps not bad on that pack if it's the 1.1 version (which had the button on each side, the later version had the two buttons on the left with none on the right)
    And you get a keyboard for just 30p

    This is the later version with both buttons on one side http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/930592...e/Product.html

    Interesting side note, the old ball mice where good too, however they suffered because the roller where metal, while the metal rollers improved tracking they had the bad habbit after time that the gunk build up would cause the metal to corrode. once that happened it's like being covered in gunk but you couldn't scrape it clean.

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    Re: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical alternative recommendations

    Thanks for the help guys.

    I opened up mine and used some Sunflower oil ( I would recommend WD40 ) to lubricate both holders of the trackwheel. So far so good.

    If it fails again, I'll just get the http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/150148.../Product.html# like a few of you have mentioned.

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