AndrewS

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  1. This is an open/close self solved issue. Though, I just wanted to put it out there in case anyone else came across a similar situation. Needless to say I sometimes work at night when things are quiet and recently started to notice a high pitch ringing coming from my CM Storm Recon mouse. Keep in mind it was a faint sound, but the frequency was such that it would cause fatigue and distraction. I understand that most people tend to game and are usually listening to music, headphones or have some level of background noise. So, please excuse me for my unique situation. Moving on, I was about to issue a RMA for what I thought was a faulty capacitor or some other anomaly when I came across the root cause. Just to note, the support staff had not heard of this complaint. Eric was very helpful and indicated a RMA would likely result in a replacement. It turns out that the frequency emitted by this optical mouse is directly correlated to a couple things: the surface of the mouse pad and the distance the mouse is from the pad. As a result this is exactly why I did not notice the high pitch noise prior. I recently changed mouse pads. If this is something that is affecting you try a different mouse pad or surface and it should solve the issue. The mouse pad that caused the issue for me in particular was the Mionix Sargas 900. Keep in mind this is a great feeling surface and very soft but for some reason would cause the optical sensor to ring just at the right frequency to drive my up the wall. When I moved back to the Razer Destructor 2, which is a hard surface, the frequency changed so that I no longer hear that strange frequency. I also noticed that a solid wood desk does not exhibit any annoying ringing either, but I would not suggest that for pinpoint accurate mouse use. I can literally move the mouse from one pad to the other and hear the difference. Not that I was looking for trouble, but I am glad that it was the combination of factors and not the wonderful Recon Mouse. In fact, I just ordered a second one for my other PC. Cheers, Andrew