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    bluetooth mouse problems

    I have a microsoft 5000 bluetooth mouse. After some time, i got it to pair with my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04 64). BUT the pointer doesn't move and the buttons work only marginally. The mouse is a laser mouse so it should work well on any surface- this one isn't working at all..

    Is there something I'm missing? Has anyone else had this problem? did I really get the one bad mouse of the bunch??

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    Re: bluetooth mouse problems

    You may have already checked this but make sure the batteries are good, and try to use a USB port closest to the mouse. Also, some surfaces do not work well with a laser mouse, try it on a mouse pad, or piece of paper to be sure its not the surface.

    I tend to only run into issues like what you describe when my batteries are dying.

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    Re: bluetooth mouse problems

    Thanks, I should have mentioned, this is new out of the box and my laptop is a Lenovo T400 with bluetooth built in. the bluetooth works well with other devices (earpiece, tablet etc). but, I will try new batteries anyway!

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    Re: bluetooth mouse problems

    Oh, I wasn't even thinking of an internal Bluetooth antenna, I was thinking of a USB dongle like what I use

    In that case, of course, it doesn't matter if you are close to a USB port or not.

    Its possible the batteries included were already low, and the pairing process just drained them further.
    Last edited by Petro Dawg; September 1st, 2012 at 01:54 AM.

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    Re: bluetooth mouse problems

    solved! it was just a bad mouse.. got a replacement, works flawlessly.

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