Friday, May 7, 2010

Razer Diamondback 3G revival!

I bought my Razer Diamondback 3G mouse back in February 2009, and the constant gaming and daily use of the mouse had caused it rubber layer of the mouse to be worn out, exposing the annoying sticky layer of the mouse. That sticky layer attracts dust and fibers, causing it to look like crap.

Had been searching for ways to solve the problem of the constant stickiness. And I had chosen to use clear paint, where I could preserve the original coloring of the mouse and treat the surface of the mouse.

I bought a Nippon paint PYLOX aerosol lacquer, where it is a clear spray, normally used for wood finishing for protection while keeping its original pattern.

Those instructions were quite tedious if the mouse's warranty is still on and you could not take it apart to spray paint it.

Steps for painting the mouse while keeping it usable as it does not get into the circuit of the mouse were:
Clean the surface of the mouse.
Stick masking tape of surfaces of the mouse where you does not want the paint to adhere to.
Fold some paper and use it to block places where it is possible for the aerosol to get in it.
Spray the paint as instructed by the instructions on the can. Apply several layers for better protection and longer lasting.
Here are the photos of my Razer Diamondback 3G as the finishing product. The Razer logo on the surface of the mouse is worn out by excessive use of it. That paint has a matte surface instead of a smooth one, should had chosen a glossy clear paint instead, though the price of a glossy finishing paint almost triples those normal clear ones.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I was given offers for Masters by all universities except RMIT.
I decided to accept the offer given by La Trobe University as it is my second choice (obviously I would get the highest ranking ones right?).

Already paid the school fees, though the status of application for on-campus accommodation stay unknown.
Hope that things will go smooth sailing.

Masters of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics! Here I come!