I have to admit that I do have a thing for Razer products even if I haven’t got the money for them. Once upon a time I did, I also had a tendency to wear out hardware through no deliberate action – I never throw things against the wall, I don’t need to, they just break on their own.

Eventually I ended up with three Copperhead mice in my collection, one working and two with faults. Unfortunately my working one also developed a fault the other week so I have been using two mice, one with a working scroll wheel and one with a working right click – it has not been ideal.


Having checked my bank balance it was clear that I was not going to be able to afford a replacement anytime soon so I decided to make one working mouse from the parts of two of them leaving me with a spare one with just a broken scroll wheel.

This wasn’t rocket science really since all I had to do was swap the usb cable from one mouse to the other and a Copperhead is held together with a single screw.

Razer Copperhead

Circled in the picture is the broken right click, I have not just broken it but physically smashed it. I have a new found respect for the power of my fingers.

Anyway, since it wasn’t exactly a challenge it all worked out okay and I now have a working mouse again. So yes, you are probably right to feel disappointed at having read all this only to discover that.