Microsoft Laser Mouse 8000 Cradle Problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Mark Stonecipher, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. I have a Microsoft Laser Mouse 8000 which recharges on a cradle. Actually
    have 2 which or having this problem. When placed on cradle for charging it
    will blink 7 times and then go to a fast blinking red light. According to
    Microsoft's Web site this is a charging problem (battery, etc.). These are
    brand new rechargeable batteries and I have tried different ones same
    problem. I have tried both cradles, plugged the cord in different places,
    and tried everything I can possibly do. Have checked the web, and it seems
    other people are having these cradle problems. Any ideas..

    PS: Remember these are bluetooth devices and they work just fine, but will
    not charge on the cradle, but you can manually charge these batteries...
     
    Mark Stonecipher, Aug 24, 2008
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    JW Guest

    I have found that if I left click the mouse once or twice when it is in the
    cradle and flashing Red that it will stop and recharge normally.
     
    JW, Aug 24, 2008
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    _Mark_ Guest

    Ill give that try thanks..

     
    _Mark_, Aug 26, 2008
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  4. Nope, that doesnt work either..
     
    Mark Stonecipher, Aug 27, 2008
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    JW Guest

    I put mine in the cradle last night and sure enough it was blinking red this
    morning I right and left clicked the mouse while still in the cradle a
    couple of times and the red blinking stopped.
     
    JW, Aug 28, 2008
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    Lisa Dorn Guest

    Mark
    I found this thread looking for answers for the same problem. The abov
    solution didn't work for me either, so in an atempt to get some charg
    so I could work I kept picking the mouse up from the cradle each time i
    started flashing red, on about the 4th or 5th try it never starte
    flashing red. I think the battery supply was so depleted it couldn't ge
    a good start for a charge. I will see if this works later in the day bu
    I must get back to work
    Good luck
    Lis
     
    Lisa Dorn, Sep 4, 2008
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    etch Guest

    I actually did the clicking things and it worked. I think the power
    switch should be on ON position. Try it and let me know
     
    etch, Sep 7, 2008
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    dfoster Guest

    I have recently had this probelm after my son start playing with my
    mouse. I tried replacing the battery but that resulted in the same
    problem of the red light flashing after a minute or so.

    I checked the drivers on the keyboard the charger and the mouse and
    they were not changed. So I decided to re-connect my mouse and keyboard.
    This seems to have stopped the problem where the mouse would charge for
    a minute or so and then start to blink red.
     
    dfoster, Sep 18, 2008
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    Curious Guest

    The problem with the red light appears to be due to a unchangeable battery
    or to the battery not making a good connection within the mouse itself and
    therefore will not charge. One user has reported that just rolling the
    battery in the mouse around that it apparently made a better connection and
    the red light went away.
     
    Curious, Sep 18, 2008
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    dfoster Guest

    Curious

    That was what I thought was the problem with my mouse. So I rotated it
    in the battery slot, I tried removing it and rubbing the terminals, I
    tried replacing it with a different battery to no avail. In the end I
    just re-connected the wireless connection by resetting the wireless
    bluetooth connection using the wizard.

    The problem has now disappered.
     
    dfoster, Sep 19, 2008
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    warlord Guest

    My problem i faced was with the laser mouse 7000. it has only a single
    NiMH AAA. Every time i would go to charge it, after 10-30 seconds it
    would start blinking red. I eventually used it to the point of needing a
    critical charge and still had this problem. Working with NiMH high cap
    batteries in the past gave me a simple idea, do a high amp discharge on
    the battery for a short time. (connect a wire to each electrode or use a
    resistor) This fixed my problem (I had tried the checking the battery
    contacts, etc). I imagine what the problem was is known as a false peak
    where the battery when applied current to charge false peaks for a short
    period of time before or during the charge. Cheap chargers cannot handle
    this and a possible solution can be to (near) fully discharge the
    battery to level out its voltage.
    **Do not leave it to discharge TOO long, you can reverse the polarity
    of the cell**
     
    warlord, Nov 15, 2008
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    burty1109 Guest

    I think this is the answer, 8000 or 7000 model, I believe they use th
    same charging circuit..
    The problem is that the battery falls below the chargers ability t
    recognise the cell. The charger starts charging and then fails becaus
    it thinks the battery is either not there or too flat to see it. Ther
    can be 2 issues here, the battery terminals are dirty or the battery ha
    become too flat.
    Solution - wiggle everything and wipe everything cleaning all terminal
    including the battery. For very flat batteries, switch the mouse to OF
    and start charging, it will probably turn red and flash, reset the mous
    into the cradle and start charging again, this may happen 2,3 maybe 2
    times.. Eventually the light will remain slowly flashing green an
    charge.
    It surprises me that such a simple totally avoidable issue i
    development from microsoft has slipped through
     
    burty1109, Jan 27, 2009
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    Curious Guest

    I had trouble with the battery not depressing the micro-switch underneath it
    so I taped a paper clip to the bottom of the battery cover to put more
    downward pressure on the battery.
     
    Curious, Dec 8, 2009
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, imon.

    This reminds us old-timers of the "Pink Pearl treatment" that is at least as
    old as the first computers, probably. I first encountered it with the
    original TRS-80 back in 1977. The Pink Pearl is a popular brand of rubber
    pencil erasers; we accountants were WELL acquainted with those! We
    especially liked the one with a gray end, which was tougher than the pink
    end so that it could even erase most inks.

    When our TRS-80 started giving us random errors - suggesting problems with
    hardware, not software - we would unplug cables from the motherboard's edge
    connectors and "erase" the corruption on their little gold fingers. When we
    plugged them in again - Poof! - like magic, the errors stopped.

    After you roughen the ends of your battery, you might also see if you can
    use an eraser - and perhaps some electronics cleaner on a Q-Tip - to remove
    any dirt, film or corrosion buildup from the computer's own posts that
    contact the battery.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
     
    R. C. White, Dec 9, 2009
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