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Batteries i put in brand new batteries and when i go to put the cover back on, the light flickers but won't stay on, i tried turning the mouse off, and back on again, and i have tried a whole pack of 24 AAA batteries, when i look at it when i am putting the cover back on, it looks like the springs aren't in the right spot, but the mouse worked earlier today, and yesterday.

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Re: Batteries

So it dont work when u set it back down truy to move it it relly is a pos mouse tho i seen so many of these break u will wann buy microsoft brabnd one if u wantit more then 1 yr ok these aint made to last

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Suddenly can't type in keyboard. Desktop computer. Brand new batteries. Must fix soon. Help!

I would take the batteries back out and put them back in. You may have put the batteries in the wrong way. Another thing you can do is to unplug the dongle that came with the keyboard and mouse. You can wait a few seconds and plug it back in. The batteries you are installing may be bad. Try installing another set of alkaline batteries. Try rebooting your computer, see if that helps. Your wireless keyboard and mouse may be going out. You can find new wireless keyboards and mice at Walmart, Best Buy, Office Depot, Etc.

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Did you push the buttons on both keyboard and mouse to sync. Also push button on receiver and see if light comes on. If bluetooth check if connected.

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Describe how to turn on a kensington pocket mouse

The first thing you gotta do is insert two AAA batteries into the mouse. The batteries are supplied -- and in my case at least, they were Energizers -- but the battery cover is very difficult to get off. All I can tell you is -- keep pressing down and forward, like the instructions say, and eventually you'll get it. You just might sweat off several pounds first.

The next issue could have been avoided if the instructions had simply told me what NOT to do. (I subsequently emailed Kensington and WAS told NOT to do it.) To connect the cordless mouse, you plug a tiny receiver into the USB port in lieu of a cord. But you MUST use a port on the computer itself. You CANNOT plug the receiver into a USB hub. If you try to, the receiver's pilot light will light up, but you won't be able to establish a link with the mouse.

With the receiver properly connected, establishing the link involves simply pressing a button on the receiver, then pressing the "connect" button on the mouse. When you press the receiver button, the pilot light starts to blink. When you establish the link, the pilot light glows steadily, but flickers each time you move the mouse. The linking procedure is simple enough, except that the `connect" button is recessed into the bottom of the mouse, and thus needs a pen or some similar object to press it.

After doing all this, I still thought the mouse wasn't working properly, but to be fair, this issue WAS covered in the instructions. This optical mouse is picky about the surfaces you use it on. It turns out that the worst surface to use is a black, reflective one -- which exactly describes my computer table. After putting the mouse on a sheet of white paper, everything was fine. I have to say, though, that this was NOT an issue with the optical mouse I'd been using -- which is probably why I glossed over that part of the instructions.

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Hello my GE ergonomic wireless mini mouse #98564, connects with my computer sometimes and not others. Currently it will not connect, it has new batteries, dings when the card is inserted into port, but...

I have been fighting with several of these GE Wireless Mice. Pressing the connect buttons on the mouse and USB receiver would not re-connect the mouse. As some ohere posting have pointed out, that little white circle on the usb plug shows where to squeeze to trigger the receiver to re-connect. When you've squeezed correctly, the red LED in the USB pug starts flashing brightly - not a dim flicker. You are supposed to then press the connect buttom under the mouse. Immediately the flashing LED on the receiver should go off, and your mouse should be ready to go. Each time you move the mouse, the same LED in the USB plug should flicker to show activity.

I have tried all this so many times without luck. Even replaced the mouse batteries several times - from the same pack.

Here is my 'FIX'. I think this mouse is very tight on the voltage it needs from the batteries. You need absolutely brand new, full power, good shape batteries. Bateries that look OK in another device, might not work in this mouse.

If you have a test meter and know how to use it, find a couple of batteries that are giving at least 1.6v each - more if possible. Pop these in, do the connect process above, and there is a good chance it will connect up fine.

Good luck.

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I put in new batteries but no luck. No lights go ...

With the buttons toward the top:
The top LEFT slider button is for power. Slide toward the outside for ON. Light on top of mouse turns green after about 1 second, and stays green for about 10 seconds (assuming the batteries are okay). When the batteries are failing, it blinks red.
The top Right PUSH button sends a connection signal to the PC. When pressed, the indicator light on the top flashes green and red, indicating the special connection signal.
This is the mouse side of the equation (good batteries, slider turned on, connection button pressed and released.).
NOW: the PC must have a working receiver, with drivers installed, and Bluetooth software installed. it sould detect the mouse. If it asks for a passkey, say none (mouse doesn't need passkey).
You should not need Microsoft Intellipoint. it doesn't have a configuration for this particular mouse model anyway.

Good Luck!

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Try it again, this time 5-10 seconds, you need to make sure you press the button on receiver and the mouse at the same time. Make sure that there is no obstruction from the mouse to the receiver. Also, there should be a light at the bottom of the mouse when you insert the batteries. If there isn't, try to take the batteries out and put it back in. If still no go, the batteries could be defective, replace it. After replacing, still no go, check if the receiver is properly connected to the computer, take it out and put it back in.

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sounds like the batteries might be in backwards. Please remove the batteries and then put them back in insuring that they go in correctly.

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Brand New Wireless GE Mini Mouse 98807 - trying to set up with brand new Acer Netbook. Light comes on mouse but will not sync with receiver.

I would suggest trying new batteries as well as making sure the receiver is about 8in to 12in from the mouse and at least 6in from the monitor. If you are still not able to connect, uninstall any drivers you have install for this mouse, reboot your pc and reinstall the software 1st, then connect the hardware and reboot your pc.

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