Low signal alerts with Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 on XP PRO SP3

Two complete new PCs with XP PRO SP3 and Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 keyboard/mouse set. We get an error that the signal is low and you should change the batteries.

We have changed this 3 times with high quality batteries. Yet it pops up 3-4 times a day. The receiver is 30cm away. We tried multiple positions, different angles and changing the batteries. Still the popup keeps coming up. Any solutions? I'm suspecting it's a SP3 issue?!
CBM CorporateAsked:
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nobusCommented:
>>  Any solutions?   <<   use wired optical devices ! much more thrustworthy...
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whiteblue462Commented:
how far are you using the mouse I have noticed that the mouse and keyboard at too far a distance causes this. Just curious.....
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CBM CorporateAuthor Commented:
30-50 centimetres apart. The distance is reasonable, not too close and not too far. The alert pops up on both machines. Tried updating the intelli software, still no go.
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nobusCommented:
any cell phones near?   move them away...
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whiteblue462Commented:
good point nobus yes cell phones and wireless phones use 2.4 ghz I believe and that is the same signal......
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CBM CorporateAuthor Commented:
At the end we exchanged the keyboard/mouse with a 3000 series. So far no complaints.
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