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Variation from one unit to another
on July 1, 2012
*** ORIGINAL UNIT ***
I read the mixed reviews before purchasing, convinced that the complaints were the result of improper installation, and confident that I, an engineer, could follow directions and install it correctly. However, no matter what I did I couldn't get the mouse to power on.
I unpacked the components, plugged the base into my computer, placed the battery pack on the base and let it fully charge. I then installed the battery pack, being very careful to make sure it was snug and the locking tab fully engaged. No joy. The pack is so snug I had to pry it out with a tiny screwdriver (scraping the mouse). I've repeatedly removed and re-inserted the battery pack but am unable to get it to work. What a frustrating day!
*** REPLACEMENT UNIT ***
After finally giving up with my original unit, I concluded the unit must be defective and requested an exchange from Amazon. When the new unit arrived, I unpacked it, plugged the charger base into my computer, placed the batter pack on the charger, and waited for the light to stop blinking (I did this before going to bed, and in the morning it was fully charged). This unit slid right in to the mouse, no muss, no fuss, no screaming in frustration. So far, it works perfectly.
Conclusion: perhaps due to manufacturing issues (pure conjecture on my part), it seems that some units are defective and don't fit into the mouse properly and/or won't provide power to the mouse, while other units are fine.
*** UPDATE AFTER TWO MONTHS ***
The unit stopped working after two months. This has been extremely frustrating. I really wanted this product to work, and have spent a lot of time and effort on it.