Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0A switches off randomly

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Hi

I'm running WinXP sp2 and I've got Intellipoint 5.2 installed. Bought this
mouse along with a overdue upgrade.
The problem is that, seemingly randomly, the mouse switches itself off. The
red light turns off on the bottom of the mouse and the cursor, obviously,
stops moving.
The only way to turn it back on is to remove both batteries. They are both
brand new and the software reports them as full and the wireless levels as
high.

Sometimes it happens if i stop using the mouse for a minute or so. Happens
every day or so, sometimes more, with relative high usage. I've tried it on
both USB and PS/2 with same effect...

Any ideas?
thanks
H
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Harry, do you have the latest driver for your mouse? Downloaded from the
    website of the manufacturer?

    "Henry Millhouse" <first initial then surname @ btinternet dot com> wrote in
    message news:426a3b04$0$292$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    > Hi
    >
    > I'm running WinXP sp2 and I've got Intellipoint 5.2 installed. Bought this
    > mouse along with a overdue upgrade.
    > The problem is that, seemingly randomly, the mouse switches itself off.
    The
    > red light turns off on the bottom of the mouse and the cursor, obviously,
    > stops moving.
    > The only way to turn it back on is to remove both batteries. They are both
    > brand new and the software reports them as full and the wireless levels as
    > high.
    >
    > Sometimes it happens if i stop using the mouse for a minute or so. Happens
    > every day or so, sometimes more, with relative high usage. I've tried it
    on
    > both USB and PS/2 with same effect...
    >
    > Any ideas?
    > thanks
    > H
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I do indeed. That would be the Intellipoint 5.2 from Microsoft. It's a
    software and driver combination.

    "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
    news:ePA3j2DSFHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Harry, do you have the latest driver for your mouse? Downloaded from the
    > website of the manufacturer?
    >
    > "Henry Millhouse" <first initial then surname @ btinternet dot com> wrote
    > in
    > message news:426a3b04$0$292$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> I'm running WinXP sp2 and I've got Intellipoint 5.2 installed. Bought
    >> this
    >> mouse along with a overdue upgrade.
    >> The problem is that, seemingly randomly, the mouse switches itself off.
    > The
    >> red light turns off on the bottom of the mouse and the cursor, obviously,
    >> stops moving.
    >> The only way to turn it back on is to remove both batteries. They are
    >> both
    >> brand new and the software reports them as full and the wireless levels
    >> as
    >> high.
    >>
    >> Sometimes it happens if i stop using the mouse for a minute or so.
    >> Happens
    >> every day or so, sometimes more, with relative high usage. I've tried it
    > on
    >> both USB and PS/2 with same effect...
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >> thanks
    >> H
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Since you mentioned that the problem increases with usage, I would suspect
    a hardware problem, and hope that your IntelliMouse is still in warranty.

    Henry Millhouse wrote:
    > I do indeed. That would be the Intellipoint 5.2 from Microsoft. It's a
    > software and driver combination.
    >
    > "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
    > news:ePA3j2DSFHA.3420@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Harry, do you have the latest driver for your mouse? Downloaded from
    >> the website of the manufacturer?
    >>
    >> "Henry Millhouse" <first initial then surname @ btinternet dot com>
    >> wrote in
    >> message news:426a3b04$0$292$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> I'm running WinXP sp2 and I've got Intellipoint 5.2 installed.
    >>> Bought this
    >>> mouse along with a overdue upgrade.
    >>> The problem is that, seemingly randomly, the mouse switches itself
    >>> off. The red light turns off on the bottom of the mouse and the
    >>> cursor, obviously, stops moving.
    >>> The only way to turn it back on is to remove both batteries. They
    >>> are both
    >>> brand new and the software reports them as full and the wireless
    >>> levels as
    >>> high.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes it happens if i stop using the mouse for a minute or so.
    >>> Happens
    >>> every day or so, sometimes more, with relative high usage. I've
    >>> tried it on both USB and PS/2 with same effect...
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas?
    >>> thanks
    >>> H
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi guys!! I noticed that I'm not the only one to have hardware problems.
    I' ve bought the "Microsoft intellimouse explorer for bluetooth" and it
    happens that due to battery economy it turns off constantly.

    Is there a way to increase the time of hibernation, or change the
    settigs of the mouse?


    Thank you :rolleyes:


    --
    nrasteiro
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