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Offline adamsj

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on: February 20, 2009, 03:47:59 PM
I've been finding that my ir pen works fine when I start up, but after some 10 minutes it will only give a row of dots when writing - although it will still do mouse clicks etc without any problems.  I'm using XP SP3, Bluesoleil BT, a selection of Boonjin Whiteboard versions and a variety of IR pens.  I've a suspicion that there's either a Bluetooth issue here, or that my laptop isn't up to the job:  if I disconnect the wii and re-connect it, it works fine for another 10 minutes, so it's not a battery issue with the pen.  I never have problems connecting the wii with Bluesoleil.  Haven't tried a more recent laptop yet. Any ideas out there?



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Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 04:14:46 PM
I've had problems with this as well. I think for me it was that the IR pen wasn't bright enough, and replacing the batteries helped. But you using a variety of IR pens seems like it would weed out that as a possibility.


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Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 06:25:43 PM
adamsj
Which IR-Led & Battery are you using. This is an IR-Pen problem, either low quality IR-led, low quality battery or both.

Possibly the battery is just being drained too quick. enough juice for a click (short flash) but not enough for a drag (long flash).

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Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 03:16:49 PM
Thanks, I'll try the batteries first - I won't cast doubts on the quality of anyone's commercial IR pens in this forum!



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Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 10:07:58 PM
adamsj
If they have given you a Vishay TSAL6400 then you can quickly rule out the IR-Led as the cause, unless it is defective? But thats not the IR-Pen manufacturers fault.

Nearly all the sellers use this IR-Led so its not that.

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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 04:05:11 PM
Pretty sure it's the batteries after trialling things today - so many thanks for the advice!



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Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 12:46:24 AM
Fantastic! Glad you got it figured out.


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