Logitech M510 losing connection with MacBook after computer sleeps

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MaxPower49, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    I just got a logitech M510 wireless mouse that I am using with my 2012 MacBook Pro. The problem is every time I put the computer to sleep, the mouse doesn't work when I turn it back on. Toggling the power switch on the bottom of the mouse won't fix it... I have to unplug and replug the unifying receiver to get it working again.

    Anyone else have this problem? Is there any way to fix it? I have a different model logitech wireless mouse that works fine with an old windows machine (even after sleeping). Hoping I can make the mac do the same.

  2. waveyd macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2005
    same thing is happening to me
    it was happening to my old mouse too so maybe it's an apple problem?
  3. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    Strange thing is it doesn't happen to me every time the computer goes to sleep. I can't figure it out.
  4. Fox8J, Nov 1, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012

    Fox8J macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2012
    I have exactly the same mouse, 2012 MBP and symptoms/problems as MaxPower49. Haven't come across a fix yet. Didn't have this problem with other older MBP and MacBook running Lion. Don't know if it's a hardware issue with the new mid-2012 MacBook Pro (USB 3.0 architecture) or a Mountain Lion issue. Still, the only remedy is to unplug/plugin the Unifying receiver. I tried un-pairing/re-pairing the mouse & receiver with the same results.


    Further troubleshooting reveals that my suspecting the USB 3.0 as the culprit here maybe the answer. I have used the M510 with mid-2007 iMac running OSX 10.8.2 for several days now (multiple sleep cycles/day) without a hiccup. Also, I never had a problem with my 2010 model MBP; my wife uses the M510 with here 2008 MB and has never had a problem.
  5. SLFGNR8 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    at home
    I am thinking about buying one of these m510s, can you tell me if you can scroll horizontally with them?

    Also what controller are you using I'm reading that the LCC is not helpful and I should get something like steermouse. What are your experiences?
  6. Fox8J macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2012
    For SLFGNR8
    Yes the M510 does scroll horizontally and IMHO it is good mouse; price point, comfortable, the right size and is configurable for most with the LCC pref pane. Steer Mouse does add a couple of items, most notably the Automatic Moving of the cursor option.

    Other than occasionally losing pairing with the Unifying receiver when waking from a sleep (apparently only on the new MBP mid 2012 - I strongly suspect the USB 3.0 has something to do with it) I like the mouse.

  7. mwalsh5757 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Having the same issue with a Logitech M305. Anyone found anything else that works reliably?
  8. Octothorpe macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2012

    Same problem with a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000. Worked fine on a 2011 MBP. Then I upgraded to a 2012 MBP, and have had the lost-connection-after-sleep problem ever since.
  9. mwalsh5757 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Bought my user an el-cheapo Dynex wireless mouse from Best Buy and he's gotten back to me that it works like a champ! Currently on sale there for just $15.
  10. flottenheimer macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Up north
    Old thread. Bump.

    I'm having the exact same issues with the Logitech M505 connected to my MacBook Pro 15" i7 mid 2012.

    (I am not using LCC — read somewhere that it doesn't help).

    Has anyone been able to fix this?
  11. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    I never found a solution. Would love to hear from someone who has.
  12. Operant macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    I have the same problem with my Logitech M187. I figured out that if you use any key on the Macbook itself with wake it up, then the mouse works fine, but if you try to wake it up by pushing a button on the mouse, then that's when it decides to stop working. I've tested it a few times and it always seemed to be the case, but I'd like to know if the method works for anyone else.
  13. histeachn macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2013
    Usb 3.0

    I think the USB 3.0 observation is legitimate. I own a late model Mac Mini with the latest software update (pre-Mavericks) and I bet the same problems if I plug the dongle directly into the USB 3.0 port. However, having a lot of older tech lying around, I actually have an extension cord specced to USB 2.0 (maybe even traditional USB), and I haven't had any problems with the mouse so far. So, a perhaps cheap workaround is to use a (hopefully cheap) USB 2.0 or lower, short extension cord and have your dongle attached to that. No hard science supporting it--it just seems to be working.

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