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Bluetooth Mouse Battery Change

Message #1 - Posted 2005/05/01 - Paul Hutchings

Does anyone know if there is a knack to changing the batteries in an Apple Bluetooth Mouse?

In the six months that I've owned my G5 iMac, I've not once managed to change the batteries and not have to go dig out my corded USB mouse to re-detect the bluetooth mouse, and I'm sure it's not supposed to work like that?

cheers,
Paul

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/05/01 - Ian McCall

On 2005-05-01 17:22:47 +0100, Paul Hutchings said:

In the six months that I've owned my G5 iMac, I've not once managed to change the batteries and not have to go dig out my corded USB mouse to re-detect the bluetooth mouse, and I'm sure it's not supposed to work like that?

Mine doesn't work like that, no. It's a bit battery-happy that mouse, but changing has always worked without fuss.

Cheers,
Ian

Message #3 - Posted 2005/05/01 - Chris Leeworthy

Previously, Ian McCall wrote:

On 2005-05-01 17:22:47 +0100, Paul Hutchings said:

In the six months that I've owned my G5 iMac, I've not once managed to change the batteries and not have to go dig out my corded USB mouse to re-detect the bluetooth mouse, and I'm sure it's not supposed to work like that?

Mine doesn't work like that, no. It's a bit battery-happy that mouse, but changing has always worked without fuss.

I've found I need to spend anything up to 1 minute moving the mouse about until the system finds it again, then it's fine. (g4 iLamp here)

Chris Leeworthy
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Message #4 - Posted 2005/05/01 - macfizz

Paul Hutchings wrote:

Does anyone know if there is a knack to changing the batteries in an Apple Bluetooth Mouse?

In the six months that I've owned my G5 iMac, I've not once managed

to

change the batteries and not have to go dig out my corded USB mouse

to

re-detect the bluetooth mouse, and I'm sure it's not supposed to work

like that?

I bought my second Apple Bluetooth mouse about 3 weeks ago and it seems a lot more responsive than the old one. However it still takes about 10 seconds to get the message when I turn it on. The other thing that is different about it is that the battery management seems a lot better. With my old one I could expect about 2-3 weeks life if I was careful. After 3 weeks with this one (and not being particularly diligent about turning it off) it is still showing full in the control panel. Maybe Apple have put some power management stuff in the latest mice.

macfizz.
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Message #5 - Posted 2005/05/01 - Richard Tobin

Previously, Paul Hutchings wrote:

In the six months that I've owned my G5 iMac, I've not once managed to change the batteries and not have to go dig out my corded USB mouse to re-detect the bluetooth mouse, and I'm sure it's not supposed to work like that?

Are you up-to-date with all the Bluetooth firmware updates? When I first got a Bluetooth mouse (over a year ago now) it seemed much flakier.

Unfortunately I don't know how to check whether you're up-to-date.

-- Richard

Message #6 - Posted 2005/05/02 - Andy Bettis

Previously, Paul Hutchings wrote:

Does anyone know if there is a knack to changing the batteries in an Apple Bluetooth Mouse?

In the six months that I've owned my G5 iMac, I've not once managed to change the batteries and not have to go dig out my corded USB mouse to re-detect the bluetooth mouse, and I'm sure it's not supposed to work like that?

I keep 2 sets of rechargeables for the mouse. When I get the first 'your mouse battery is low' message I change over the next time I turn the machine off.

If it actually dies on me I always have to dig out the mouse with the tail.

Rev. Andy

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