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Blue Tooth mouse battery dies once a month

Is leaving the iMac on the problem?

     
5:32 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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One of our shiny new 20" iMacs has Blue Tooth built in, it is left on 24/7 but is in sleep mode after hours, so about 15 hours a day it is sleeping.

The problem is that the mouse is going through batteries once a month. Is this normal? or is it because the mac is on all of the time and is some how being drained by the Mac?

Thanks in advance....

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I don't know about the Macintosh Blue Tooth mouse, I don't have experience with it. But our Logitec Blue Tooth mice here at the office get about that. About a months worth of battery usage. We went and bought rechargable batteries and a charger for every station, so when they run out, they just switch batteries and charge the old. Have you looked into rechargables?

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I have not looked in to the rechargables yet... I wanted to see if this was normal, apparently it is.

Now I'm off to Costco to pick up sone rechargables...

Thanks for the input Izaki

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You can also switch off the mouse to save batteries...
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Here in the UK we can get 2000 m/a hour Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. A top ranking alkaline battery has a capacity of about 2600 maH, so these last nearly as long.
With 1000 recharges, no memory problem and a charger that fits in a conventional mains electricity outlet like a large plug, I'm not going back to throwing batteries into the waste every month!

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I get about 2 months from rechargable batteries. If you leave the mouse halfway on the mousepad the redlight starts flashing a lot.
 

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