I have a Logitech Anywhere mouse that I've had for a while now. It's been doing great but since it last gave the orange/red blinking light showing that the battery needs to be replaced, no battery is working effortlessly anymore.

What does that mean? Basically that I buy new batteries from the store, stick them in, and the orange/red blinking persists. I move the mouse about, flip the switch on and off, press on the battery cover a few times, leave it for a while, and come back to it again... and sometimes if I'm lucky, the mouse will give a green light again and all is well. If not, I have to repeat the whole process and rely on my touchpad until the mouse decides to work again.

I know the best thing may be to just buy a new mouse now, but I want to know if there's some way to fix this since I've loved this mouse so much and maybe there's some simple solution to it. I'm guessing maybe there's some issue in the connection of the on/off switch at the bottom?

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    Have you tried cleaning the metal contacts in the battery compartment? – James P Apr 16 '15 at 10:08
  • They look clean but I did clean them several times actually. Is there some special way to clean them? The metal contact nodes on a car battery are usually cleaned with hot water for instance... – Numair Abbas Apr 17 '15 at 16:58
  • People often recommend using isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab for that sort of thing. But if the contacts are already quite clean then it may not help in which case there may be a badly soldered joint inside the mouse or something. If you have a friend who is handy with a soldering iron and a multimeter then they might be able to repair it. – James P Apr 17 '15 at 17:11

I've just held down on the right mouse button (and a few others) while powering it on and nothing worked.

I've tried various combinations but it was when I decided to keep holding right mouse buttons and both small thumb buttons on the side and held for a longer time when I got a brief yellow light after about 15 sec. After that, I was able to power on with a green light and all is well.

There seem to be different RESET scenarios with different button combinations. Just try all of them and remember to keep holding down for longer than 10-15sec. That's the part I've never read anywhere else so far. Good luck!


I've had this same issue. The 3 x orange 1 x red flashes is an error code rather than low battery.

I've managed to get my mouse to work while holding the right mouse button down for at least one second while switching it on.


Some replaceable batteries do not have a long enough positive end to make contact with the battery holder. If this is the case, then the red flashing light will be the result. Try putting a small piece of wire on the positive tip of the battery. This will help the battery make contact with the holder and it will then work fine.

  • This doesn't make any sense. No contact with the battery means no power to make a red flashing light... – I say Reinstate Monica May 4 '19 at 0:36

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