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Battery Dead - Logitech MX700

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by themistry, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. themistry

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jun 2006

    Posts: 575

    Hi all, i've had an MX700 for a few years now, and the battery is at a point where it is constantly flashing red. It is a little odd, some days it can go on charge and work all day without flashing, other days it has 24 hours charge and lasts nothing but 10 minutes. Could there be a problem with the power supply for it, or do you think its just old batteries?

    Can anyone tell me what sort of replacement I should buy? Are they just standard 1200 rechargables? Also once I get them installed, am I right in saying they need 7 hours recharging?

    Thanks guys,

    Kind regards
     
  2. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,534

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    IIRC the MX700 needs nimh batteries in the 1600-2100ma region.

    I would recommend a set of 1700 or 1800ma nimh batteries for it, as they should be fairly cheap and readily available.
     
  3. Corasik

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,002

    Location: West Midlands

    My MX900 occasionally gets into a strop and flashes red when I put it on charge, but for me, just removing 1 battery, and then re'inserting it always seems to sort it out and then it will recharge normally.

    Werewolf is correct when he says NiMH batteries are required though, the charger for these mice are designed with higher output current than NiCad batteries are designed for. 1800 or so is best, although I get away with 2400's in my MX900 and it seems to be able to fully charge them.
     
  4. themistry

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jun 2006

    Posts: 575

    thanks guys!

    Appreciate the advice.

    Kind Regards