How to reconnect mouse after batteries fail?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tumbleweed666, May 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    #1
    I've got a Mighty Mouse, when the batteries die, and after I have put new ones it, it wont automatically connect back to it, I have to open up the bluetooth preferences box to get it to see it, which I have to do via a wired mouse :D

    is there a keystroke or some such I can use to recognize the mouse quickly instead?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Try turning the mouse off, then on. Try turning Bluetooth off, then on. Try logging out/in or rebooting.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't work

    That works but I'm using a wired mouse to do it !! Hence my Q, is there a quick way to do it via the keyboard?


    Easier to stick with the wired mouse
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    How often do you have to do this? I replace batteries in my mouse once every 3-5 months.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of mouse are you using? I would change the batteries in my wireless Mighty Mouse every three months or so. My Magic Mouse batteries need changing at least once a week (using rechargeables).

    For the OP, I turn the mouse off, change the batteries, turn it back on & then click the mouse.
     
  6. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX™
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    OUCH!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sure its no biggie, I guess once every 4-6 weeks, but I just discovered the reason - Doh! Bluetooth on my iMac was not set up as discoverable how embarassing :eek:
     
  8. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Thanks for letting us know! Too many would just disappear without ever telling if or how they resolved it. Glad it's working for you now!
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Changing the batteries and turning it on did nothing. BUT, the click suggested here was the winner for me. One click and back it was!!
     
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    Bkxmnr

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    Not to resurrect such an old thread, but the bluetooth on my mini is set to "discoverable" and it will not reconnect to the magic mouse after I replace the batteries. Frustrating!
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    This has been a constant source of frustration... the indignity of plugging in a Microsoft mouse to enable the Apple one...

    If I had read PeggyD's reply more carefully the first time, I would not have found the same answer staring at me in the manual...:

    "You may have to click your Apple Magic Mouse once to reconnect it with your Mac."

    Doh! :eek:
     

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