Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    How long will a mouse last

    I have a Microsoft touch mouse that I like very much. Recently I have to press the mouse buttons repeatedly or harder to get the mouse to engage.
    My question is how long is a mouse supposed to generally last under regular daily use.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    6,382
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked 829 Times in 762 Posts
    That depends on what your regular daily use entails. If you are a heavy gamer it's a lot more stressful than if you're writing a book or doing spreadsheets or programming. The contacts will wear and it all depends on how hard you are on it. If you really like that mouse I'd buy another one NOW so you have it when the current one fails, and it will as it is already showing signs of wear. I'm not a gamer but heavy user 8 Hrs + per day and I usually replace mice within 2 years.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    VBA Rules!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs


  3. #3
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    2,848
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 110 Times in 104 Posts
    I'd agree with RetiredGeek. At work we have to replace mice on an occasional basis, perhaps one out of the 22-odd every couple of months, which averages out about once every two-three years.
    BATcher

    Dear Diary, today the Hundred Years War started ...

  4. #4
    5 Star Lounger RussB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Posts
    674
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    That depends on what your regular daily use entails. If you are a heavy gamer it's a lot more stressful than if you're writing a book or doing spreadsheets or programming. The contacts will wear and it all depends on how hard you are on it. If you really like that mouse I'd buy another one NOW so you have it when the current one fails, and it will as it is already showing signs of wear. I'm not a gamer but heavy user 8 Hrs + per day and I usually replace mice within 2 years.
    That ^^^.
    Or until the cat get it.
    CatWithMouse.jpg
    Do you "Believe"? Do you vote? Please Read:
    LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.
    DETAIL in your question promotes DETAIL in my answer.
    Dominus Vobiscum <))>(

  5. #5
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,625
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 932 Times in 853 Posts
    You just wait until Deadeye see's that!
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  6. #6
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I have been using the same mouse (a Logitech Trackman Marble) for over 15 years. I do clean it 3-4 times per year, but it still works great and is my pointing device of choice and the most comfortable I have ever tried. So there's no reason why a mouse won't last just as long with good care.

  7. #7
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    6,382
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked 829 Times in 762 Posts
    Computercare,

    They built things much better 15 years ago! I still have an old Micron keyboard the thing weighs a ton (about the same as 5 or 6 of the latest Dell keyboards). Of course it's got a PS2 connector so I just keep it around for working on older machines.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    VBA Rules!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs


  8. #8
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,625
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 932 Times in 853 Posts
    I also think the electronics on the newer laser mice do not last indefinitely. If you are like I am, my mouse gets dropped a few times a week.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  9. #9
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Tennessee,USA
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    My usage seems to create double clicks on the left switch after about 1 1/2 years. It has been consistent for about a decade now. In the past i used to open the cover and unsolder and remove the right click switch. I would save it for future use to replace a failed left click switch. I abandoned that habit some years ago. At $20 every 2 years, it just is not worth the effort.

  10. #10
    Super Moderator CLiNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    California & Arizona
    Posts
    5,480
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked 499 Times in 459 Posts
    Going on 6 years now with my Logitech G9 with moderately heavy usage. No gaming though, I think that would create far more ware on any mouse.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

  11. #11
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Posts
    453
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    I have not kept a record of mouse failures, so I can't say how long a mouse would last if I bought one new, and only used that mouse, but from time to time they do fail, and I do replace them. Two years sound about right.

    I usually get them from Microcenter, because they have a good selection and I can go there and pick them up and look at them before I buy one. I have Dell and HP mice, but when I buy one it is either the cheapest Inland (Microcenter house brand I think) or Microsoft optical wheel mouse. They fit my hand, work well, and when something happens to them they are cheap, so it isn't a big deal, and I just throw them away and move on.

  12. #12
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    I find the newer Logitech are far inferior these days; i've been through 2 in the last year, with regular use and no gaming.
    I will try another Brand for my next one.

  13. #13
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,625
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 932 Times in 853 Posts
    The nice thing about the Logitech's is their 3 year warranty. I had a mouse for a year and a half, and Logitech sent a new one, no questions asked. Did not ask for the old one back.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Medico For This Useful Post:

    Trev (2012-09-22)

  15. #14
    Silver Lounger Banyarola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Big Indian, New York
    Posts
    1,854
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
    Yes Ted, I have a logitech and it was replaced after about 6 months...

    I'm not hard on a mouse and very rarely get a year out of one...

    At least with Logitech they will keep replacing them for three years.
    "If You Are Reading This In English, Thank A VET"

  16. #15
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Did you guys who got free replacements go straight to Logitech, or the retail store you bought it from?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •