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    Strange Mouse issue

    Hi all, I had a strange issue with my bluetooth mouse this morning when I powered up my laptop. The cursor moved in the opposite direction that I moved the mouse. I unplugged and replugged the mouse to no avail. I ended up changing the batteries and this fixed the problem?????????????

    The batteries were 2 AAA Lithium batteries that had been in for some time, I did not think that they would need replacing just yet but thought I would try this and see if it fixed the problem. Thought it strange that poor battery performance would change the way the mouse works.

    Weird or what?

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    Not Weird at all. Low power can cause all kinds of problems. Batteries give off a certain voltage. When the batteries start getting weak, this voltage will change cause the circuitry in the mouse to act "weird".

    What I think is weird is that the mouse did not notify you of this. My mouse pops up a warning when my batteries are getting low. In fact I have switched to rechargeable batteries just for this reason.
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    Its why I hate wireless mice and keyboards. But now that my beloved Microsoft Trackball Explorer has died, the closest alternative is a wireless Logitech Trackman.
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    My batteries (rechargeable) last for several weeks between swaps. The non-rechargeable variety last much longer. I just enjoy the freedom of not being connected via that darn wire. This is especially helpful on our laptops.
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    Ted,

    I think part of the problem is that the mouse in question is what you might call an el-cheapo bought off the internet. My dearer Logitech & Microsoft meeces tell me when the battery is getting low with a blinking light on the top of the mouse the cheap one did not have this.

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    My Logitech, with my Setpoint s/w, gives me a pop up as well as the light on top. Sometimes you can get good stuff off the internet, sometime not so good. Lessen learned. Have a great day Maria.
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