This one's a bit of a mystery to me. Yesterday, my 2-1/2 year old wireless mouse stopped working. I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary, just usual computer mousing. The receiver lights up when I plug it into the laptop, the laptop acknowledges the connection, and the mouse has fresh batteries. There's a total of one troubleshooting solution in the booklet, and that didn't do anything. I went to the "support" website (the initials "M.S." ring a bell?) but it appears this particular model has been superseded. Twice.
So, do wireless optical mice just "die" after a couple of years, or what? Do I have to go pick up a new one?
Please enlighten, if you can. Or you can just vent some technology rage. That's O.K., too.