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Microsoft Mouse Battery Life

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pharmer, Oct 18, 2009.

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  1. pharmer

    pharmer Thread Starter

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    I purchased a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 about 9 months ago. The batteries initially lasted about 6 months. I replaced them with newly purchased batterries and they lasted about a week. It now seems that I have to replace the batteries weekly and the mouse then works fine for about another week. I even went as far as buying new and fairly expensive Energizer Lithium batteries (non-rechargable) thinking that maybe they would last longer and, again, they lasted one week. Any idea why the life of the batteries went from 6 months to one week?
     
  2. lawson_jl

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    Some wireless mice use a lot more juice when sitting on dark or reflective surfaces. Make sure your using a standard style mouse pad that doesn't have a lot of dark colors in it. Otherwise you may have an issue with the mouse itself. The battery should last about 6 months. I have the 3000 series mouse and my battery last about 4 months but I am a heavy PC user.
     
  3. pharmer

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    Thanks for the reply. The mouse pad I have been using since I bought the mouse is a very light grey. Since I have not changed the pad, I don't think the color is the problem. However, I will try a different one. Does anyone have any other ideas?
     
  4. pharmer

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    Well, my battery life is now down to one week. This morning I turned on my computer and the batteries in the mouse were again dead. The computer is on only at night (and for a few minutes in the morning to check my e-mail) and all weekend. Changing the mouse pad did no good. Any ideas?
     
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