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Replace Battery Message

I have an HP wireless optical mouse and I get these annoying replace battery messages long before the batteries need replaced. Does anyone know where I look to turn this notification off????

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  • mtmcintire Mar 11, 2008

    Have the exact same issue. Went to system, properties, preferences, hardware profiles, mouse, but did not see any timer setting. other ideas. This alert is very annoying.

  • itdownunder Jul 12, 2008

    I have the same problem as jlziegler. There is a mouse applet somewhere in the system that triggers a battery warning even when the batteries are fine. The advice from accordianman doesn't provide a solution. I couldn't find any timer settings following his menu options. I have been through Control Panel/ mouse settings, then system/hardware settings, Power Options settings and there is nothing indicating Mouse Power or Mouse timers. I have an HP wireless Mouse and the manulas do not provide any info on this or in the troublshoot guides. Still looking for a solution.

  • Sheela Gallardo Sep 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem (the alert just popped up while I was typing--how annoying!!) and could not find anything under system or mouse settings. Anyone??? This can't be that difficult to solve?! Thanks for any help.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    Same problem here...it has always notified about 4 weeks before batteries actually required replacement but at least I was able to ignore it until it really was time. Now the message is popping up every time I use it!

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It's a bit iffy, but if you go into the task manager (press ctrl-shift-esc) and look at the list of processes there will be one running called kbd.exe. This is HP's keyboard and mouse driver which, as far as I can tell, does very little but cause a world of pain. If you end the process (select kbd.exe from the list and hit the end process button at the bottom and confirm you want to when prompted) the warning disappears. Nothing else untoward seems to happen.

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I had the same issue. I noticed in the device manager that I had two HID complient mice. I disabled the second one and the pop-up message stopped. Hopefully this solves my issue indefinately. Note that if you disable the wrong one, you'll lose your mouse, so be prepared to be able to re-enable via the keyboard (you can use the context menu key located between the right window and control keys)

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

For some unexplicable reason, HP packages this mouse with low mAh rated batteries. Use 2500 mAh NiMH batteries and most charging and battery problems go away. ATTENTION, use only NiMH batteries.

Posted on May 10, 2008

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Under Device Manager>Mice>HID compliant Mouse>Driver tab>Update Driver... I updated both drivers and it stopped for now.

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Yeah im having the same problem!!! Its driving me nuts!

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Go to system, properties, preferences, hardware, mouse and reset the timer....accordianman

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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