Showing posts from January, 2008

Rechargeable Battery Woes

The optical mouse on our main desktop computer had recently been giving us trouble, so I set out to replace it. Previously, we had two desktop computers, but we consolidated them into one that my wife and I both use and my son uses for playing educational games. I had a wireless, optical that was just sitting around, so I decided to use that. Originally, I had some rechargable NiMH batteries to use with the mouse, but those had been lying around uncharged for too long it seems and were now not able to be charged. I picked up some new, higher capacity batteries and charged them up to be used with the mouse. I replaced the old alkaline batteries I was using for the freshly charged, NiMH batteries, replaced the mouse battery cover, and then...nothing. The mouse wouldn't come on. I thought perhaps I didn't wait long enough for the charger, so I put the batteries back in to it and let them cook overnight. This morning, I put the batteries into the mouse and still nothing. So,