Apple magic mouse

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rhyst21, May 20, 2012.

  1. Rhyst21 macrumors member

    Rhyst21

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    Hi guys i have a magic mouse and every 20 mins or so it keeps losing connection for around 30 seconds then reconnect's
    The batteries say they have 71% so they are fine, Any ideas
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Numbers can lie. Try other batteries. If not, are there any devices nearby that could interfere? E.g. Bluetooth or similar frequencies from a phone or something?
     
  3. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Any microwave ovens nearby? Microwave ovens, particularly cheap poorly-shielded ones, are notorious for screwing with everything in the 2.4GHz range (including WiFi and Bluetooth)
     
  4. jobrocowan macrumors newbie

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    I had this infuriating problem for a while. I was using re-chargable batteries; after changing them to normal batteries the problem disappeared.
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Are the positive ends of the batteries completely flat or do they have a tiny raised dot in the middle?
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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    The flat end of a battery is its negative one.
     
  7. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Dangerous Theory is right.
    I always have my iPhone on my desk, close to my mouse. I found turning off the bluetooth on the iPhone stopped this from happening.
    Good luck!
     
  8. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Check and see how many Bluetooth devices are connected to your Mac. If 5 or more Bluetooth devices are connected to your Mac at the same time, the problem you described may arise. I limit the number of simultaneously connected Bluetooth devices to be smaller than 5.

    As other people have suggested, a low battery level also causes such a problem.
     

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