keep replacing batteries in mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by UnitedRed, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. UnitedRed macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2006
    Hi, I've looked through some posts on here but couldn't find this problem.

    I keep having to replace the batteries in my wireless bluetooth mouse every few days or so. I've tried using the ones that came with the mouse, duracell ones, rechargable ones but they just keep dying pretty fast and i'm getting annoyed.

    I put new batteries in on the 24th of January and already its running low. I've included a screengrab of it. The keyboard batteries i've had no problem with at all and am still using the first one sI put in there


    Should I just buy a mouse with a wire, or a mighty mouse or something?

    If anyone can help it would be really appreciated.

  2. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    The batteries for the bt mouse for the powerbook G4 in sig have lasted 6months + and are still on 1/2-3/4 I think. Are you putting your mac to sleep or turning the mouse off between sessions? I'd think by leaving them on and paired might drain it quicker...
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    my guess is the sleep and turn off the mouse problem, unless you use your mouse more than 12 hours a day. You might invest in rechargables batteries.
  4. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2006
    I don't use the sleep option, when i'm not using my iMac I turn it off.
    When I turn it off then surely the mouse is off too, isn't it?

    I've got rechargable batteries in at the minute but they die quickly too
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    This is one of the reasons I prefer wired mice/keyboards, it seems pretty normal to have to change the batteries once a month or something...
  6. rogerw macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2004
    west sussex UK
    i am forever changing the batts on the mouse but hardly on the keyboard. the comp sleeps whenever idle and switching off the mouse didnt seem to make much difference.

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