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#302161 - 04/16/10 12:23 PM Mouse Attack
Murph Offline
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An odd thing happened to me late yesterday afternoon. My cordless mouse started heating up in my hand. At first I thought it was me then it got very unusually warm. I probably would have turned off a larger electrical appliance at this point but hey, it's only 2 AA batteries so I didn't feel overly threatened plus I was still not 100% sure I wasn't imagining it.

Eventually, the mouse quit. I popped open the battery cover and my hand became covered in white alkaline, carbon-zinc stuff or whatever it was. I'm assuming the heat was from the goop being plentiful enough and conductive enough that it shorted something out.

Being more curious than smart, I cleaned it out and put in new batteries. It's working fine today. Just glad it wasn't my car battery.
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#302165 - 04/16/10 12:32 PM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: Murph]
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Sounds like the aliens locked onto Spock's Tricorder - Murph's Mouse?
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#302167 - 04/16/10 12:41 PM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: Murph]
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Were they rechargable alkalines? I made the mistake of getting a bunch of them a few years ago (two different brands) and had leaks in about 20% of them. I always used the correct Rechargable Alkaline charger, and just determined they were simply a crappy product. My NiMH 2500MAh and regular alkalines are now the staple of what I use.

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#302182 - 04/16/10 02:06 PM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: Dave M]
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#302255 - 04/17/10 02:08 PM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: tomtuttle]
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That's Awesome!!! Love it, Tom. My 17 yr old walked by as I was scrolling down and heard me laugh... "Dad, I'm worried about you..."

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#302259 - 04/17/10 02:35 PM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: tomtuttle]
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That's really funny!
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#302260 - 04/17/10 02:55 PM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: tomtuttle]
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I've never actually seen a photographic documentation of cross-species mating. I wonder, though, about the psychological consequences to the offspring.
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#302264 - 04/17/10 03:55 PM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: BobKay]
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Cross species?


You're talking about wired and wireless, right?
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#302368 - 04/19/10 10:21 AM Re: Mouse Attack [Re: Dave M]
Murph Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Dave M
Were they rechargable alkalines? I made the mistake of getting a bunch of them a few years ago (two different brands) and had leaks in about 20% of them. I always used the correct Rechargable Alkaline charger, and just determined they were simply a crappy product. My NiMH 2500MAh and regular alkalines are now the staple of what I use.


Nope, they were not rechargeable. The mouse is still working fine today so at least I know it was just a bad battery.

I tried to find a pic of a fuzzy mouse warmer I saw once that looked a lot like it might be the offspring of the pic above. Couldn't find it.
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