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Optical mouse never shuts down

I have just built a new PC.  The only problem: the MS optical mouse never shuts down.  Even when system is off, the red light stays on.  I'm afraid that can't be good in the long run.  I looked at every BIOS option, but can't find anything for this (there is one option: "wake up on PS/2 mouse" but I have disabled it).

My PC:

MB: P4G8X Deluxe
Mouse: MS Optical, PS/2
OS: XP Pro, latest updates

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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
Do you have "Legacy Support for USB" enabled or something to that effect?  If so, disable it.  This may be a BIOS issue that Asus has fixed, though their site doesn't indicate anything.  The 1003g update is here:
http://www.asus.com/support/download/selectftp.aspx?l1_id=1&l2_id=15&l3_id=17&m_id=2&f_name=1003g.zip

-dog*
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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
In any case...LEDs lifespan is generally rated in the 100,000 hour range...so I suspect by the time the LED really does burn out, you'll long since have moved to a different mouse (or be controlling your PC via brain waves! ha ha ha!)

-dog*
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matguyCommented:
Yeah, I'm sure your buttons or mouse wheel would wear out before the LED.  But, anyway, the system may just keep your USB or PS/2 ports powered at all times, try switching from PS/2 or USB to the other (it should be able to support either by an addapter plug, usually green with a USB socket and a PS/2 Jack, if you've lost it many computer shops keep them around.)
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patrickabCommented:
I have the same issue. I don't count it as a problem as an LED uses almost no power so I don't really care. However I have noticed that the mouse light goes out after a period of time - not sure how long but it is usually overnight. Fo me it's no big deal and I'm certainly not going to spend much time attempting to fix it as it's not worth the effort! Just for info I have my MS optical, wheel mouse attached to a USB port via a PS/2 / USB converter plug. MS advise this set up even though it looks a bit odd. Mind you it works OK so I leave it as it is.
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stevemjpCommented:
switch off the power supply using the switch at the back.

it's better for yuor board as there will be no power to it.

no good tho if u want to use the wake up oprions.
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rrhunt28Commented:
It is possesed and you need a priest.
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KalelAuthor Commented:
Yep.  Agreed.  No need to work on this too much then.  For the record, I use the adapter to connect it as a PS/2 mouse.  
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patrickabCommented:
rrhunt28 - You may well be right! Mind you it does assume mice of any sort have souls. Is there a section in EE to cover this aspect of computing?
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rrhunt28Commented:
You should start one HEHE
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