BlueTooth Mouse And Battery Issues

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imac abuser, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    I have the apple wireless mouse with the dlink blue tooth adapter. I have noticed that when I put my computer to sleep, or just leave it on the mouse batteries die really fast like 1 to 2 days. Anyone else having this issue?

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Are you remembering to turn the mouse off. There is a switch to turn the mouse off, otherwise the optical light that is used to measure movement stays on. And will make it go though batteries like nothing.
  3. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    How do you turn it off? By closing the little flap over the light?

  4. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    just simply close the flap, and the mouse wont turn on.

    Interesting though that it doesnt "sleep" with the computer. my mouse sleeps when I sleep my PB. maybe its because of the adapter.
  5. stillwater macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2004
    Rowley, MA
    I've been using my Apple BT mouse for about a week now and I haven't turned it off at all. I did get a BTO iMac with internal BT module. Don't know if that makes a difference.

    I keep spare lithium AAs for when the original batteries die.

    One thing i have noticed is that it only takes tiny movements to wake the mouse. I don't suppose your mouse is exposed to unusual levels of vibration that would keep it from sleeping, like maybe you live near an elevated train. :)
  6. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    haha no L-Train for me lol good thought though lol

    imac abuser
  7. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    little cat hairs and dust particles used to get constantly stuck inside the LED sensor, causing it to blink rapidly, and never sleep. just a thought, try cleaning it. an even better option than an off switch (because it's still draining energy, no matter how minimal) would be to remove the batteries when not in use. WOW IT'S OFF AND IT WEIGHS LESS, good for travel.

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