Apple magic mouse

Rhyst21

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Mar 7, 2012
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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
 

Dangerous Theory

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Jul 28, 2011
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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?
 
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CausticPuppy

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May 1, 2012
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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)
 
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jobrocowan

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Jul 23, 2012
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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.
 
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musty345

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Feb 28, 2010
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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!
 
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FrankHahn

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May 17, 2011
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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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