Question about Logitech MX700 CORDLESS OPTICAL MOUSE W/RAPID CHARGE BASE STATION (LOGMX700)

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Charging the Mx700 cordless optical mouse

My Mx700 mouse stopped charging when placed into the charge base. How can this be corrected? The charger has been working up until the middle of this summer and then stopped. Now the red light stays on or begins flashing when the mouse is in the charger base. The green charging light does not come on at all. I have reinstalled the software and checked all the settings I can find to no avail. Looking for a quick solution, Gunter

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  • mailer752 Mar 01, 2008

    i have the same problem mouse will not charge anymore on charger do i need special batteries or will reg ones work green lights stay on but light on mouse flashes red and will not work

  • torpyji May 22, 2008

    Logitech MX700 rechargeable wireless mouse with recharging station.
    Red light blinks, not charging. Reinstalled the software, same problem. Looks like the lazar light at bottom is not on. Is it burned out? What else can I do to make it charge. I've clicked the connect button on the mouse and the charging station, no avail.

    torpyji@yahoo.com


  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    mouse flashes red when in charging cradle instead of green.

  • rottman4ever Jan 13, 2009

    my green light blinks constantly, appears to be charging, new batteries last night, charged all day, still blinking.

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I found the following:

Red light slow blinking: Battery Low, please put mouse in charger and charge;

When in Charger Red light Slow Blinking: No charging, please check and clean Gold Plated contacts in charger and Mouse;

When in Charger green light Blinking: Charging in progress

When in Charger green light Steady: Charging complete

When in Charger Red light Fast Blinking: Mouse detects overvoltage during charging! Please clean Battery contact inside Mouse, or replace rechargable batteries NiMh 1500-2100 mAh only

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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    hugomrosa Jun 11, 2012

    Thanks for your solution.
    I was using a 2600 mAh rechargeable batteries and I have this problem.
    When I changed it to 2000 mAh my problem was solved.

    I really recommend all of you to verify the type of your rechargeable batteries.

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Had the same charging problem,I first cleaned the contacts on the base to no avail and then removed the bateries and cleaned the ends and the terminals inside the mouse and this corrected the problem.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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I had the same problem. What I did to fix it is clean the back metal contacts on the mouse by rubbing them gently using a little towel and alcohol.

This fixed my problem once and for all.

Carlo Vasquez

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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Here's the ultimate solution and should put this question to rest once and for all. Here goes...

Clean the following (I used a pencil erasure, but you can use an alcohol swab.):
1. The "golden ball" contacts on the base unit;
2. The golden oval contacts on the mouse;
3. The coiled wire battery contacts inside the mouse, both positive and negative. (Be careful and patient so as not to bend the wires.)

And finally, check your batteries! Make sure they are rated 2100mAhrs. or less, otherwise, the base will briefly flash green as it does recharge the mouse. However, if you are using batteries rated higher than stated above, which are more common now than when this mouse came out, the LED will turn to rapidly flashing red.
This doesn't mean that there's something wrong with your charger, it means that your higher rated batteries are actually charged. The red LED signifies an "Overcharge" state in the charging base, showing that your higher rated battery is done. So take it out to prevent burn-out of the charging circuitry in the base. This would then cause a steady red LED, I believe.

Well, that's it. Let me know if it works. While writing this, I have been recharging two 2500mAhr batteries in the base for over 30 minutes, and so far still blinking green. If my theory is correct, it should eventually go to steady green, then flashing red a few minutes later.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2011

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Thanks! Just wiping my finger over the battery contacts inside the mouse made it charge again!
My MX700 was blinking red fast after a long time of issues with recharging - had to remove and once again put in the batteries after a period of using the mouse - till it got worse and wouldn't charge at all.
[Dutch] MX700 laadt niet meer op. Rode lichtje op basisstation knippert snel. Maak alle contacten schoon (zowel op basisstation, als de achterkant van de muis als de binnenkant van de muis (bij de batterijen) of probeer de batterijen te vervangen. [/Dutch]

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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Just had this problem and tried the cleaning the leads on the underside of the mouse and the leads on the base, no go. I then tried removing the batteries and cleaning the battery connectors, just for and extra touch I figures I would wipe the battery ends as well let everything dry put the batteries back in and first placement on the cradle it began charging fine.

I too had the quick red flashing while in the charger, this started out a while back with having to fiddle with the mouse till it would charge then got to a point it would do nothing. so before buying any new batteries or looking for software (which has nothing to do with charging the batteries) I would suggest a thorough cleaning of all contact points from battery to base and this should clear it up.

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

  • RonboK Jun 28, 2011

    Seems funny, but I was having this same problem in 2011. So I followed the above comments and after an initial green blinking light (Meaning charging), the light quickly turned to rapid red flashing, which means Overcharge.

    People, please check your rechargeable battery ratings. All of the about 50 that I have are rated 2500mAhr or greater. The base can only handle 2100mAhr. max. That's why the red flashing light. You charger is still working.

    This is my suggestion:

    Use your normal rechargeables until the the red LED on the mouse comes on. Then put your mouse in the base as you normally would. The green light should flash as the battery begins to charge. When the red light begins to flash, the batteries have been recharged, so take the mouse out of the base. Do not store mouse in the base until after some time of use or you'll just get the quick flashing red again.

    Hope this works for you,

    Ron K.

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I am an electrition with the same problem my mx700 mouse is not charging up anymore. I read through all the posts here and i decided i should save you all some headache, after testing the base i noticed no voltage then i went on and checked the ac adapter cable that goes to the same usb connection to the base unit and noticed still no power. Fustrated i busted open the cheap adapter with no voltage indications and found that the transistor that is screwed into the heat sink is no good. I replaced the transistor and wallah. Solution replace trasistor or get a new ac adapter from logitech.

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I placed a small screwdriver into the contacts on the charging base and bent them out slightly. This worked for me.

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I cleaned the terminals on the charger and under the mouse with a little rubbing alcohol. It worked a charge. My green light comes on right away where before it was often red.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

I have kinda similar problem. the mouse seems charing when i keep it in the base it charges whole night and when i take it out in the morning it works for one or two hours and then the red flashes again. and no there is nothing wrong with the battery i have tried charging with another battery charger and it works well. i havent opened the base yet but i will do it pretty soon to look what the heck is wrong with the base charger.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

I've the same problem and I am noting that the red light flashing when the mouse is sat within the base is infact flashing at double the rate used to show low battery. (the slower red flash repeat).

In other words when the mouse is in the 'charging' position, the green light flashes once, showing it's connected, and then repeat flashes red.

I've heard that it can be fixed by wiping/cleaning the contacts (this is a regular activity for me anyway), or indeed changing the batteries. However I have USB recharging batterry set, which when plugged in as a USB light up and charge perfectly.

However when being charged within the cradle, well simply put, they dont charge.

This problem has only accured since connecting my MX700 to my brand new Vista PC, therefore it is my hipothesis that it is instead a driver error or something similiar.

I am going to look for latest software / updates for the drivers as this to me is the most likely candidate. I would have posted this on logitech forum, but they expect you to register pffft :)


Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Change the bateries will work

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

I had the same problem. What I did to fix it is clean the back metal contacts on the mouse by rubbing them gently using a little towel and alcohol.

This fixed my problem once and for all.

Carlo

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

Maybe the adapter was not installed the rigt was or the plug of the adapter is out.

For installation

http://logitech-louk.navisite.net/web/ftp/pub/pdf/mouse/mx700.pdf

Posted on May 23, 2008

Try changing the bateries. When you use rechargibles they do not last forever.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

I'm having the same issue, It's been getting progressively worse, until the other day, the mouse stopped charging completely. I used to do the whole reseat, jiggle, reseat until the green LED came on. But now it's done completely. I cleaned off both sets of contacts with Tarn-X and still nothing. I think the charging circuitry in either the mouse or base just stops working. I'll have to check the output voltage on the base station with my meter when I get the chance.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

I had the same issue. Just re-seat the mouse in the charging station so that the leads make a proper connection and the green light will come on. Not a great solution, but it does work. It may take some time to find the 'perfect' seat.

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I cleaned the terminals on the charger and the mouse using a little rubbing alcohol. This solved the problem right away.

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