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Sometimes, the cursor moves itself to the edges of the screen. I have to lift the mouse and put it down and then it works again. I have tried cleaning the sensor at the bottom; the only problem left that I can think of is the mouse mat (an unnamed; cheap one and rather small).

Could the mat causes this kind of problem? Is an official Razer mat required in order to use this mouse?

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migrated from Jan 21 '13 at 15:40

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Flame stripes don't make a generic computer peripheral a gaming device. This is a question for Super User if anything, and better yet Razer support. Voting to close. – kotekzot Jan 21 '13 at 15:12
have you tried another surface? The table? A peice of paper? – Keltari Jan 21 '13 at 15:42
@Keltari thanks. I tried a white paper sheet and it works properly. i guess it's the mousepad-related issue after all. – Tuan Anh Tran Jan 22 '13 at 13:24
up vote 2 down vote accepted

In the past, the Razer Lachesis had a "jumping" problem which may or may not apply to the Death Adder.

A Razer mat is not required, but recommended. The Death Adder is an Optical Mouse (as opposed to Laser) so you'll want a mat that's geared toward optical mice.

From the Razer Lachesis FAQ:

What type of mouse pad will work best with the Razer Lachesis?
We have found the Razer Lachesis to perform at its best with a hard mouse pad surface. We recommend the Razer Destructor, although any quality hard surface mouse pad will work as well.

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