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    Wireless Mouse Freeze

    Microsoft wireless mouse stopped working. Cursor is frozen. Batteries are good (the red light is still glowing). The transmitter has not changed position and is still glowing on. A wired mouse that I reconnected works fine. Can this be fixed or should I throw it away?

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    Re: Wireless Mouse Freeze

    I have a Logitech, not a MS, but... Have you pressed the "reset" button underneath the mouse, just for the heck of it? On mine you have to hold the button in for a couple of seconds in order to get it to re-synch with the transmitter. Are you really sure the batteries are good? (Could they possibly have been a little "old" when you installed them? I don't know what the shelf-life of batteries is.) BTW, I know I'm stretching here, 'cause you're right that "usually" (always?) when it's bad batteries, the red light will be out.

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    Re: Wireless Mouse Freeze

    My Microsoft wireless mouse has two channels. Have you tried changing to "the other" one at the receiver and on the mouse? Usually when the batteries are wearing down the mouse pointer has a mind of its own, but it's worth taking them out, shaking them and putting them back.*

    John

    * This method was shown to me by an IBM mainframe engineer, to fix a problem with a particular type of mainframe terminal that had stopped working. He used to take the fuse out of the front of the terminal, shake it gently, then put it back. For some inexplicable reason, the terminal would then start working again! "Never fails", he said...
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    Re: Wireless Mouse Freeze

    John........now REALLY ! <img src=/S/hailpraise.gif border=0 alt=hailpraise width=27 height=22> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Did he also put on a feather headdress and do a War dance twice around the Computer Room, just to impress the "non-initiated"?
    We will have to ask Big AL if that was part of the IBM repair procedure.
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    Re: Wireless Mouse Freeze

    Bob

    That account may strain your credulity, but <big>it actually happened</big>. (It was an IBM 3279 colour terminal used as a mainframe console, which had a flap for the internal fuse at the front).

    John
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    Re: Wireless Mouse Freeze

    Ok John, if you say so! <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>
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