BT Mouse problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by McPaul, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. McPaul macrumors member

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    So, my mouse batteries went dead.
    Replaced them.
    Still didn't connect after the usual time of "swirling" mouse around.
    turned computer Off
    Turned back on
    Mouse connected, but the only thing it would do was click. would not track movement.
    tried various surfaces
    closed and opened the optical light beam sensor thingy
    took batteries out and put them back in
    still nothing.
    went to bluetooth, disconnected and reconnected.
    nothing
    deleted the mouse in bluetooth setup
    set up mouse in bt from scratch
    still didn't work.
    reset computer this time
    still no.
    let it sit for a bit and started to write this
    it moved... but only in one direction - to the left.
    and only for a minute.
    tried everything above - still couldn't get it to move.
    clicking worked again - I know cause the bold and other functions in this editor hilighted themselves when I doubleclicked it.
    still not working.

    I notice the intensity of the beam is lower than normal I think.
    batteries are new, battery level in system preferences is strong.
    this is my first BT mouse for mac. it's always taken awhile to startup while changing batteries, but after a minute or two it would be fine.
    I don't know what's happening here.

    Can anybody please help?
    Thank you!

    oh yeah - one more thing that's pissing me off - even though for the time being I'm using a USB mouse, the first "tabbable" (new word of the day!) item is outlined in a bold black box. - you know, to show you where you can tab within an application. I want to get rid of this.

    hopefully if I leave it overnight it'll work better, but this is really wierd.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds like a battery problem. What brand/type of batteries are you using?
     
  3. McPaul thread starter macrumors member

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    Kirkland (Costco) - made by Duracell, I believe.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Have you used those batteries before? How did it work then?


    Apple's BT mouse can be very picky about battery strength and also age (mixing an old and new battery can lead to many problems).


    If you have any other, perhaps higher-grade batteries, it might be worth a try to use those.
     
  5. McPaul thread starter macrumors member

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    both never been used, replaced both at the same time, battery indicator is full in system preferences. never had a problem with them before. Wish I had something else, but not now. Perhaps I'll go buy some in the morning.

    Yes, it's the apple "Wireless Mouse".

    Gorgeous, but kinda dowsn't work well.

    thanks for the suggestion!
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    If different batteries don't work...


    If it's new, Apple will replace it free of charge - just call tech support.

    1-800-275-2273
     

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