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diggeryo

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I have a Logitech Desktop Express, which includes the cordless keyboard and a cordless optical mouse with scroll bar.

I've had them for about 5 weeks, and have had no problem with the keyboard. The mouse, on the other hand, about a week ago, stopped responding. I pressed "connect button" on it, and it would work again, and then stop a few minutes later. This would keep happening until the amount of time it would work before stopping was like 10 seconds.

Though I thought it was king of odd that I would need new batteries after only a month, a switch the batteries, and it worked fine...until 2 days ago. The same thing that prompted me to switch the batteries last week has started to happen again. So I switched the batteries again (back to the original batteries I had in there). And so far it seems to be working fine (10 minutes and counting as of now).

I think I should mention that I once had another Logitech cordless mouse that this very same thing was happening to--I would push the connect button, it would stay connected for a short time, and then stop--but changing the batteries on those never fixed the problem.

Anyway, I've search all over and can't seem to find any information on this. It's got to be something...driver, hardware, something. It can't be the batteries are drained after this short amout of time.

any advice is appreicated...

mike.
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diggeryo – [Logitech Cordless Mouse]
1st Feb 2006

Anyway, I've search all over and can't seem to find any information on this. It's got to be something...driver, hardware, something. It can't be the batteries are drained after this short amout of time.


I would closely inspect the – [Battery Holder] –

1- Look for missing/defective tab at – [+ End of Battery]
2- Look to see if – [Batteries are securely held] in compartment
3- Look for proper contact at – [– End of Battery]
4- Check for poor/cold or missing soldering job – [EDITED Item-4]

So I switched the batteries again (back to the original batteries I had in there). And so far it seems to be working fine (10 minutes and counting as of now).


Usually people look for a – [Shorted Circuit] – but in this case I would suspect an – [Intermittent Connection] –

Jack123

Edited by Jack123, 01 February 2006 - 06:58 PM.

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diggeryo – [Logitech Cordless Mouse]
1st Feb 2006
I would closely inspect the – [Battery Holder] –

1- Look for missing/defective tab at – [+ End of Battery]
2- Look to see if – [Batteries are securely held] in compartment
3- Look for proper contact at – [– End of Battery]
Usually people look for a – [Shorted Circuit] – but in this case I would suspect an – [Intermittent Connection] –

Jack123


I agree. Had the same trouble with my wireless keyboard. And the fix for it turned out to be just putting the old batteries back in and turning it upside down and shaking it a little. *laughs* That was four months ago, haven't experienced a promblem since. Gotta hand it to technical problem solving.
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diggeryo – [Logitech Cordless Mouse] (#2)
1st Feb 2006

Nait Dawg -

Had the same trouble with my wireless keyboard.


I forgot to add to the list –

4-Check for poor/cold or missing soldering job –

Jack123
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