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Battery-eating mouse
« on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 21:23:00 »
I have a HP Pavilion computer - about 2 years old, maybe less.  It came with a wireless keyboard and mouse.  Each requires 2 AA batteries.  I've never had to change the batteries in the keyboard, but the mouse needs new ones about once a week.  (I use rechargeables.)  What would cause it to go through batteries so fast?

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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #1 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 21:52:02 »
Maybe the Keyboard goes to sleep while the mouse stays hot?  I just got a mighty mouse three weeks ago and I am still using the same batteries, but my mouse goes to sleep if it is inactive for 5 minutes.

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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #2 on: Thu Aug 10, 2006 - 06:51:54 »
Try those re-chargeables in something else.  Its possible it could be the batteries as well.

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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #3 on: Thu Aug 10, 2006 - 19:55:56 »
Try non-rechargeable batteries in the mouse.  Rechargeables are great, but don't work well in everything.

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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #4 on: Thu Aug 10, 2006 - 21:45:11 »
I started out with non-rechargeables and when they went dead after a week I switched.  Thy are the same batteries I use in my digital camera and don't have any problems there.

I'll give some regular batteries a try and see what happens.

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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #5 on: Tue Aug 15, 2006 - 14:19:20 »
I got so sick of everything and its brother interfering with my wireless mouse, I went back to the wired kind.  The wireless keyboard works OK however.

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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #6 on: Tue Aug 15, 2006 - 14:43:39 »
ATTENTION: WAL-MART SHOPPERS...

If you buy AA and AAA NiMH batteries, the ones over by the cameras and memory cards are sometimes a lot cheaper (and with higher capacity) that the ones hanging with the alkalines, over by the film processers, maybe 40 feet away.

[Your store lay-out may vary, but, in general, the Kodak brands run cheaper than the Duracells and Energizers...]




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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #7 on: Sat Nov 04, 2006 - 07:38:53 »
Every time the mouse moves, ever so slightly, it activates.  Every vibration.  A door closed a little hard, a bump on the desk, kids jumping around, etc, activate it, so the mouse is "on" much more than the keyboard. 

I have the same problem and have gone to rechargables just to keep myself out of the poor house.

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Re: Battery-eating mouse
« Reply #8 on: Sat Nov 04, 2006 - 14:39:45 »
I've had Energizer non-rechargeables in for 8 weeks now and the bunny is still drumming.  We'll see.

 

     
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