Odd one: Microsoft Wireless Keyboard only works on Duracell?

Hey Folks,

I have an add one here. I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 6000 v3.0 with AA batteries that are obviously low on juice. I try and swap them out for brand new EverReady batteries, and they don't work (I used 20 different combinations of the entire pack of 8. I i use rechargable AA Energizer battery, and they don't work. No matter what troubleshooting I do (different USB ports, syncing via the button, etc), I get no response.

I plug in any combination of the three failing Duracell batteries, and it instantly works and syncs (although has shoddy connection issues).

What the heck?

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Oh and also

Oh also- I try those same batteries that the keyboard wouldn't sync with on other devices (e.g. an old AA battery powered Digital camera and it shows that the batteries have full power.

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By any chance you work for Duracell?

Logic says pilot error all the way.

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Hmmmm.....a brand sensitive device, I have to take a break and think this one over.

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I'd call Microsoft on this one.

In the past Microsoft was pretty quick to swap the odd mouse or keyboard out. Try asking them for an exchange.

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