Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
There is a known engineering error, where some batteries give enough PLAY that the mouse loses power for a brief instant and breaks the connection.
It could be something else, can you give us more details?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to HACKINT0SH)
If you mean that the batteries are loose inside the mouse, no, that is not it. (not sure if that is what you meant when you said "some batteries give enough PLAY'', so I just wanted to clarify that they are in there, nice and tight.
I don't know what other details I can give? Wireless Magic Mouse, never had a problem with it before, but beginning last night, doing regular computer stuff, the mouse will suddenly not move: I will get the "not connected" warning on the screen, then it will come on and then I will get "mouse is connected" on the screen. My Mouse is at 100% battery wise, but this issue is progressing throughout the day. Thanks!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 11:34 PM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
Any new electrical devices (for example, routers) set up nearby? Maybe you are getting some interference from some nearby device that was recently installed.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to X423424X)
Thanks for responding.
No, there are no new electrical devices set up nearby, everything is set up as it always has been, that is why I'm kind of stumped at this sudden problem.
I did the smc and pram reset but like you mentioned, it had no effect. I can't imagine what the problem is but I appreciate your input.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
Make the mouse a favorite.
BarryiMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 4 GB memory,DSL, Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
I had the same problem until I changed to the Apple rechargeable battery kit. Now the only time anything quirky happens is when the charge drops to 5% or so. I highly recommend the Apple rechargeables.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 5:23 PM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
Barry, the mouse is a favorite
jmpsfs, well, I can try that but something odd happened. When my mouse kept losing it's connection, it had fairly new batteries in it. It showed that it was charged 100%. Then, a few days ago, it suddenly said it was at 7%! This is very strange. I believe that maybe my batteries were bad, but now I wonder why the drop down menu showed 100% charge and then only a few days later, 7 %. Since I changed the batteries again, it's fine. I am stumped as to why the drop down would show it at 100% and then 7 % so quickly. Thanks everyone for your input.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 6:13 PM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
I had power readings all over the lot when I used the regular batteries, usually Duracells. Since I started using the Apple rechargeables I've seen a reliably steady power drain and only have predictability issues if I don't see the low-power warning.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to jmpsfs)
Thank you again for your input. I never had a problem until recently and like I said, it seems that the batteries were low but I will look into the Apple Rechargeables Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
I have 17 macs in my office with the same issues. Will see of the batteries make a difference but, again, has only started happening in the last week or so - bizarre.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
ok... so after suffering from the same symptoms with my magic mouse dropping out frequently (and i mean freaquently) my frustration level was at an all time high. Using a ~2010 macbook pro and never had an issue until recently. I tried EVERY suggestion I could find.... and I mean all of them to no avail. I am almost embarressed to say that the solution (been working flawlessly for 2 days now without a single dropout) very simple.... Even though I had batteries that were reported at 100%, i went ahead an replaced them with brand new ones. Cannot believe that was issue. I guess I am responding to this is to try that before going through all the other "fixes" i tried.... It may save you a lot of time and frustration....
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to danielfromdarnestown)
to yulfromsydney and danielfromdarnestown, Yes, those are the exact issues I had, the battery shows it's 100 per cent but then all of a sudden it starts disconnecting. I do the same thing now: when it begins to disconnect too many times, suddenly the battery shows it's at 7% yet the day before it was at 100%. So change the batteries. I never had this problem before, the battery meter and keyboard meter used to meter flawlessly and I have to wonder if this is an issue since the Lion upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 5:16 AM (in response to rockeeeeeee)
Hi guys since yesterday I'm having the same problem, baterry is at 85%. I had remove the com.apple.bluetooth.plist from the library directory, but the problem persist.
any idea besides battery replacement??
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to s4rt0)
Are you using rechargeables or regular?
I'm using regular ones. It turned out that the problem wasn't the batteries, it was the OS. It seems that once the last update came out, 10.7.4 (have you updated your software?), the problem solved itself.
My battery status for both magic mouse and apple wireless keyboard (2 batteries), now shows the correct status.
It doesn't stay "stuck" on 100 or 99%, thusly, the reason I had the problem was b/c I was under the impression that I had a full battery when I did not.
Prior to the update, I downloaded the Mighty Monitor Widget
which always gave me the accurate readings.
Try this: put new batteries in and see if your mouse starts to function correctly. If so, then you are also getting an inaccurate reading.
Or...download the widget and see how low your CURRENT batteries are