Right Click doesn't work

By Shalax ยท 4 replies
Aug 20, 2016
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  1. So I'm using a Corsair M65 RGB gaming mouse, and all of a sudden, the right click doesn't work too well. If I press hard enough, it works, but if I don't it won't. Left click and all the other options are fine, is there any way to get underneath it?
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,000   +653

    Might be dirt...clean it
    might be corrupted driver... remove and reinstall
    might be bad cord...2 year warranty
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,516

    Usually the design of mouse buttons, place a pad or rail directly above the switch. That actuator. could be worn, thus requiring a longer stroke on the button to activate the switch.

    As Mr. Torus suggests, dirt will also cause activation difficulties.

    So, take the case off the mouse, and blow out the switch with some canned air.

    Make sure the PC board of the mouse isn't loose, or hasn't slipped further away from the buttons.

    Something else you might try, is building up the pad, (or whatever we want to call it), on the bottom of the mouse button with a layer, (or 2), of electrical tape. If that fixes the issue, you could always build up the pad with a very thin piece of plastic glued to the underside of the button, or perhaps a strategically placed drop of epoxy, which you would sand flat after it cures. Whatever you can think of to build the pad up a tiny bit.

    With all that said, keep in mind it could be a bad switch, as the law of averages is telling me the left click is used way more than the right, and (arguably), since that side gets the most use, it should fail first. Pay no attention to that rant, as counter-intuitive as it might be to have the right click function is to fail first. After all, stuff happens.
  4. Shalax

    Shalax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tested it on another computer, it's still persistent. It's likely to be dirt, from what your suggestions are, and crunky, thanks for all those ideas, but to be honest, I didn't understand most of them. But yes, I use the left click far more. Just remember I'm unfamiliar with most of this jargon
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,000   +653

    Might be bad cord...2 year warranty?

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