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    Magic Mouse (charger light flashing)
    The charger for the batteries (Apple batts) for my Magic Mouse has a light ... it shows green when the batts are charged and orange when they are being charged. Recently the orange light has been flashing rather than remaining constant when charging is in progress. Does this indicate anything?
    Thanks in advance for comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeo1938 View Post
    The charger for the batteries (Apple batts) for my Magic Mouse has a light ... it shows green when the batts are charged and orange when they are being charged. Recently the orange light has been flashing rather than remaining constant when charging is in progress. Does this indicate anything?
    Thanks in advance for comments.
    M
    Are you using this charger?
    1280313059_723305.jpg

    According to the user manual (here)

    Flashing Amber: May indicate any of the
    following conditions:
    -The batteries haven’t been properly
    installed in the charger.
    -An unsupported type of battery is in
    the charger.
    -The batteries may be faulty or damaged
    and should be replaced.
    Last edited by usagora; 06-03-2020 at 04:32 PM.
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    Try charging different batteries together. This used to happen to me and I would switch the batteries between sets. One of those two batteries is on it's way out.
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.
    PS: When there is an accident or error, is the tool to blame or is the fool to blame?

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    Magic Mouse (charger light flashing)

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    Thanks for all the comments. The charger that I have is like the one in the pic but it's designed for the UK 3-pin plug. The 6 batteries and the charger came from Apple and were quite expensive. However, they've done well ... must have had them for well over 5 years. Two of them are behaving OK and show green ... and somehow I've lost two others! ... but there's a duff one in the final two. Guess I'll buy another set ... wonder if they come separately or only with the charger. The latter is OK. So I'll see.
    M

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    @Bob

    If the Apple NIMH batters are expensive, wouldn't any brand of NIMH battery work with that charger? That might be cheaper but I haven't priced that kind of rechargeable recently at big box stores.

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    Interesting Wikipedia find:

    The charger is supplied with six batteries that were identified by a Czech website in 2010 to be rebranded Eneloop HR-3UTG Sanyo-manufactured rechargeable batteries (1.2V 1900mAh).

    Apple claims that these batteries will offer a service life of up to ten years, and retain 80% of their capacity even after being stored for a year.[2] The battery charger was discontinued on January 15, 2016.
    Apple Battery Charger - Wikipedia

    Here's some on Amazon UK
    Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA 2500mAh Eneloop NiMH Ready to: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    Panasonic eneloop AA Rechargeable Ready-To-Use Ni-MH: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
    Last edited by usagora; 06-06-2020 at 01:02 PM.
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    Thanks for the tips.
    I did use non-Apple batteries and a different charger to start with. However, they very soon lost their charge and I was persuaded at an Apple Store to get the Apple versions. In truth, these did perform much better than the old ones. I have not had any trouble with them till now and that's well over 5 years, probably more like 8. After experimenting with my Apple rechargeables, I find that 3 are fine and 1 is duff. So I think that I'll limp along as I am at present with 2 standard non-rechargeable AA batteries standing by. In due course, I'll pay an expensive visit to the Apple Store and see what is available. And it will be an expensive visit because I also want to upgrade to a new MPB!
    M

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    And it will be an expensive visit because I also want to upgrade to a new MPB!
    When you do buy that new MacBook Pro 16" fully loaded machine, it will come with a new Magic Mouse with built in rechargeable battery. Make sure you save your $$ or ££.

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    OK ... I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip.
    I really can't get on with a track-pad and definitely need a mouse.
    On the subject of new MPBs - I know that I can look this up elsewhere but would appreciate a quick answer to another point.
    Does the new MPB have a jack socket for headphones? Or will I have to go for bluetooth?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Does the new MPB have a jack socket for headphones? Or will I have to go for bluetooth?
    Yes, the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air still have a headphone jack. However, if you can get used to using wireless BT headphones, that's the way to go. Especially when you're sitting in front of your computer and you fall asleep while your wired headphones are attached.

    I also like wired headphones not the ear buds that Apple supplies with an iPhone.

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    Thanks - I did read that some people were spoofed into drilling holes in their new iPhone in a vain attempt to locate the headphone socket that was reputed to lie behind the plastic. Whether this story is true or not I do not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeo1938 View Post
    Thanks - I did read that some people were spoofed into drilling holes in their new iPhone in a vain attempt to locate the headphone socket that was reputed to lie behind the plastic. Whether this story is true or not I do not know.
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    Wouldn't surprise me. It astounds me how big of a deal people make about that, when all you have to do is buy a cheap adapter or lightning headphones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeo1938 View Post
    Thanks - I did read that some people were spoofed into drilling holes in their new iPhone in a vain attempt to locate the headphone socket that was reputed to lie behind the plastic. Whether this story is true or not I do not know.
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    I know people were fanatical about that jack but that's ridiculous. You'd think it would dawn pn someone that if the jack was still in place there'd be no treason to cover it.
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