Question Mouse repair question (rubber grip related). Any suggestions?

kris05

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Basically the rubber grip on the Logitech M585 I use for my home office has the rubber grip peeling (pics below), and Logitech support is kinda useless even if it's still within warranty (bought it December). I'm of a thought of either to remove the grip or do a bit of rubber surgery. If I try to stick it back, would cryoacrylate glues work? Or is it too much trouble and just go with a naked plastic body? LOL.







It's like the rubber warped and grew bigger than it's supposed to. I guess I could do something like a skin flap removal for the excess and sew what remained together with surgical nylon thread in z-plasty format to reduce the tension but keep it tight (I've done human surgery), but I still need to use something to stick it to the plastic underside. But it's like, do I really want to do that and why not just rip it off? LOL. Plus I have no idea if this type of rubber will behave like skin. I mean, would it just crumble if I put a cut in it and sew it together? Should I forgo the attempt to sew and just use glue after cutting?
 

Ralston18

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Under warranty.

My suggestion: RMA the mouse and get a new replacement.

Reason:

Who knows what else may go wrong with the mouse and if they see some DIY repair then the warranty will be voided.

Glues might work but that is a last resort if the warranty is not honored.

Manufacturer's do not want people to be able to fix things.

Plastics and "superglues" can be difficult to match and result in a successful bond. Often you can end up with bigger mess.....

Just FYI:

https://craftsinsider.com/best-super-glue-for-plastic/

Not recommending any particular product(s) mentioned in the link.

Objective being to address issues between glues and plastics.

You can easily google for other similar links.
 

kris05

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Under warranty.

My suggestion: RMA the mouse and get a new replacement.

Reason:

Who knows what else may go wrong with the mouse and if they see some DIY repair then the warranty will be voided.

Glues might work but that is a last resort if the warranty is not honored.

Manufacturer's do not want people to be able to fix things.

Plastics and "superglues" can be difficult to match and result in a successful bond. Often you can end up with bigger mess.....

Just FYI:

https://craftsinsider.com/best-super-glue-for-plastic/

Not recommending any particular product(s) mentioned in the link.

Objective being to address issues between glues and plastics.

You can easily google for other similar links.
Had a hard time getting replies from Logitech which is why I asked here. I eventually realized that I could use the grip tapes that mouse modders use for gaming mice. There's a few DIY square ones with shaping stickers and such to get the correct custom cuts for any mouse. Luckily before I actually bought some, support finally answered over a week after contacting through various avenues and have sent them the mouse. They just confirmed that they received it yesterday.

On a side note it's weird that I wasn't notified of replies to this post. I usually get those notifications.
 

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