optical mouse query

  bluenote 22:59 21 Jan 2004

I have recently changed my rollerball mouse for an optical one,and I notice that it is still alive ,(the red light underneath is still on)when I close down .Is this normal .Where is it drawing its power from.

  Big Elf 23:02 21 Jan 2004

If it's a USB mouse and possibly connected to a hub then shutting down without switching off at the mains socket still leave power through to the hub and some USB ports. Or so I've found on my system.

  woodchip 23:04 21 Jan 2004

The board as still got power and if it's a USB optic that’s why. Mine was the same, I now Use a PS/2 Optic mouse a £2.50 Harry Potter one and it's miles better

  Mike ® 23:05 21 Jan 2004

Some of the Logitech stay active and just go into a standby state.

  gudgulf 23:06 21 Jan 2004

Yes ---shutting down is not the same thing as switching off at the mains.
It's more of a standby situation.

  bluenote 23:15 21 Jan 2004

Thanks for that. I was a bit worried that it might be drawing power from the onboard battery.

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