Interesting Weak Mouse Battery Impact

Dell / Xps 8930
August 18, 2020 at 06:31:52
Specs: Windows 10, I5-9400
I thought I'd share an interesting weak mouse battery impact.

I have an Amazon Basics mouse for my Dell XPS 8930. Recently, once the machine went to sleep and displayed the Lock screen (picture of nature) moving or clicking the mouse did not bring up the "Sign In" button. I had to press the Enter key on my keyboard to get the Sign In button to appear.

Once the Sign In button appeared, the mouse began to work properly for everything. This went on for a few days until I got around to changing the batteries, after which the Sign In button appeared on the first movement or click, as normal.

I find it strange that the only impact of the weak batteries was the inability to display the Sign In button, even though I could use the mouse all day for 2 or 3 days once I was signed in.

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#1
August 18, 2020 at 08:55:48
Possibly poor wee rodent didn’t have enuff energy to make/trigger the “wake up at there at the back Caruthers” response. But once the system was up and awake again, had enuff to perform lighter tasks?

They do occasionally need more than just a bit of Stilton blue to work properly...


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#2
August 18, 2020 at 15:51:43
I can imagine two possibilities:

When the computer is sleeping, the voltage and current are
reduced, so the further-reduced voltage from the mouse isn't
enough to trigger the transistor.

Or

The transistor that is triggered by the mouse to wake the
computer from sleep is in a different circuit and requires a
higher voltage or current than the transistor that detects
and reports mouse actions while the computer is running.

Or both.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
August 18, 2020 at 16:20:42
That’s far too technical...

Just feed the wee beasties a bit more Stilton blue regularly and it’ll behave...

Retires for bedtime hot choccy and rum...


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#4
August 18, 2020 at 18:10:05
Hot chocolate and rum go together?? Interesting.

I can imagine two possibilities:

Everything goes with chocolate.

Or

Everything goes with rum.

Or both.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
August 18, 2020 at 23:47:38
Hot choccy goes equally well with rum, brandy - and the expensive cognac...

Another treat is Kahlua and hot milk... But Kahlua being a coffee flavoured item some might find they don’t drop off (go) to sleep for wee while? It is a nice mix though after a days hard work shovelling snow or traversing the ski slopes Nordic or Alpine style; or simply enjoying a walk in the white stuff


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#6
August 19, 2020 at 01:41:53
WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST!!!

Enjoy the summer! We have maybe a week of it left!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
August 19, 2020 at 02:33:31
It might be summer where you are... but in some parts of the world "summer" is frequently albeit intermittently - more like fall/winter...

Over in UK/Europe summer hath been - and now gone - whatever number of days it was...

And there's always an excuse to have hot choccy and rum/brandy; and even kalhua and milk...


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