Elderly mouse - time to retire?

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compconfused

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My wireless Dell mouse and keyboard that are both five or six years old. I've had occasional problems with the mouse for years, which are getting worse - it freezes or just won't move the cursor properly, and eats up AA's like you wouldn't believe.

Wondering: do mice have an expiration date? Is this one just ready for that big Hardware Home in the Sky?

If I need to replace it, can I keep using the same (so far reliable) keyboard?

Deeply appreciate advice, unfortunately I don't know any true gurus!
 
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Hi,
If your mouse eats batteries and is not working really well, you should get rid of it.
If you want wireless, I think that at least Logitech or Microsoft mouses needs a new batteries only every 6 months (in normal use).
There is no problem with using your old keyboard with new mouse.
 

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Thanks Maceman, you have helped me overcome my inner frugalista - a new mouse it is! If mice are only supposed to need new batteries every six months or so, that means that I've spent many times over the cost of a new one already in batteries! Many thanks for the help - Joan
 
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