View Full Version : G74SX and the ROG Mouse - is yours also broken?

04-03-2012, 04:08 PM

I purchased my G74SX a few weeks ago. The only complains I have so far is the spacebar issue (it not registering keystrokes on the far left/right side) and the mouse. I'm not sure if I should send it back or if it's just low quality?

When I picked it up I was suprised because I had no clue it was included, and it looked really slick. But when I click, it moves. Even if the mouse stays still, it still moves the cursor when I click which makes it kind of useless so I swapped it for a cheap $10 mouse and I can now use my laptop again.

Did anyone else experience this?

04-03-2012, 05:49 PM
I've yet to use the mouse included with my G74SX-A1. Did you confirm the touchpad was disabled when you tried yours?

What version touchpad driver are you currently running?

If the spacebar issue hinders your typing, I would recommend exchanging it for a new unit, if possible. Alternatively, this thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?11919-Asus-g74sx-Spacebar-issue) discusses how one user modified his spacebar key with a shim. Perhaps you've seen it?

The G74SX BIOS, ATK Package version, DPC Latency, Browser and Keyboard configuration can also contribute to missed keystrokes and keyboard lag. Here is what I did to improve keyboard performance: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...ll=1#post44735

04-03-2012, 06:10 PM
I use the included mouse for gaming and browsing. No difference from my G5 so far.

04-04-2012, 09:41 AM
If you did disable your touchpad, it might be the bad one in the bunch. The occasional mouse has a mount inside break off, and it causes the innards to move, which would make the optical eye register movement.