Light's on, Apple BT mouse won't work

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iBook, May 11, 2004.

  1. iBook macrumors regular

    May 3, 2004
    On a tugboat
    [edit: It works again. Have no idea why???]

    Replaced the batteries in my Apple BT mouse tonight.

    The red light's on.
    The computer recognizes it.
    The computer accepts clicks from the mouse.

    The cursor won't move when the mouse moves.

    Are the cursor and the mouse in a battle of wills? Can anyone offer advice?

    I've unpaired the two, rediscovered, removed the batteries and restarted. Twice. No luck.

  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    first thing try the mouse and another computer.
    you get the last BT update? did it happen after the lastest BT update?
  3. iBook thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2004
    On a tugboat
    Thanks for the reply.

    BT software/firmware fully up-to-date.

    I get this problem whenever I wait to replace the batteries in the mouse after the old set have gone dead. Not sure why or what happens that ultimately fixes it.

    I take the batteries out. I put the batteries back in. I unpair the iBook and the mouse. I pair the iBook and the mouse. Nothing works except that the red tracking light is one, the wireless signal is getting through and the "clicker" input is recognized. Then, out of nowhere, everything works.

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