Magic mouse not recharging

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Beattie Pearson, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Love the new Mac I got for my birthday/christmas combined!

    Time has come to ditch the supplied batteries in the Magic Mouse and start recharging! Left it on the dock overnight and it is still flashing green indicating 'still charging' When I checked the status of the mouse in system preferences, the battery life was still reading 12%. Am I missing something here?

    Beattie
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about rechargeable batteries? I don't think the Magic Mouse itself can be "recharged". If so, what brand of batteries and charger are you using?
     
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    Yeah, cool concept, will see how it actually works if I get one. I'll still need batts for the keyboard, so rechargeable's may be the way to go. I do notice the mouse drains quicker so it may be viable..
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    I'd steer clear of it (sorry OP for going off topic). The reviews on the Apple Store seem to state that it's a good concept on paper but the implementation is sorely lacking. I'd recommend buying the Apple charger that comes with 6 batteries. They're believed to be rebranded Sanyo Eneloops, which to my knowledge and in my opinion are the best rechargeable batteries out. I realize there's still the hassle of swapping out the batteries, but they'll last a very long time and you can always keep a set in the charger to swap out.
     
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    i also have the mobee charger, and after it fully charges, my mac says its at 12%. on the flipside, it says its at 100% up until it dies which is when it tell me its at 7%
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    many thanks for your replies - it is the dock that I'm talking about. Linds15 also sees a 'charged' life of 12% so I am presuming this is normal and I'll carry on with this!
     
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    So if I have this right, this dock works but the Mac doesn't recognize it's charge?
     

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