Attn: MX900 Owners, I have a question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by idkew, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. idkew macrumors 68020

    idkew

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    I just got my new MX900. When I try to get the mouse to charge, I never get a blinking or solid green light, just the blinking red light.

    The mouse works fine with Alkaline batteries. Will not charge with other (energizer) NM-HD batteries.

    The base is plugged into the power adapter. I have tried with the base in and out of a usb port, in a hub and directly in my laptop.

    Am I missing something, or do I have a defective base?

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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  3. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

    idkew

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    actually, no.

    it specifically states to use only NiMH batteries.
     
  4. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    Mine can be grumpy sometimes. When you put it in the charger move it around a little to try and get it to settle into the right position. Sometimes mine take a little effort to settle before the green starts blinking.

    Also use only NiMH batteries. You can do some damage to the mouse if you try and charge another type of battery in it.
     
  5. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Mine also is a bit finicky about settling into the cradle. Wiggle it a bit and see if you can get the contacts to line up.
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    And the MX1000 has a lead-in... No wiggling around...

    ...

    *wink* *wink*
    :D
     
  7. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, that would be nice. It is a bit of a design flaw on the 900.
     
  8. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    but- the 1000 requires a base for use. the 900 only needs it if you want to use rechargeable batteries. as a PowerBook man, the 900 trumps the 1000. If I owned a desktop that was not a headless server, i would get the 1000 for it.
     
  9. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    MX1000 is also incapable of operating independent of the cradle.

    I'll gladly wiggle for bluetooth. ;)
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    My MX700 did the same thing (same as MX900 but no bluetooth) and it got annoying. I had the extended warranty on it from CompUSA, and with that problem, and it occasionally crapping out for a couple seconds every once and awhile, I put my warranty to use and exchanged it for an MX1000. The MX1000 is the best mouse I've used, period. Even if I didnt have the warranty, I'd have no problem paying for the MX100, its an awesome mouse
     

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