So I just got back from a really long trip and decided to see if my awesome and older Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard still works (wired version) on my newfangled laptop. I'm running Vista w/ Pentium Dual Core mobile and 1 gig of RAM, and ample hard drive space (100+ gigs free easy). Its a Gateway laptop, if that helps (?)
Long story short, it doesn't. I first tried the regular CD that came with it - no luck. I installed the new supposedly vista-compatible Intellipoint software from microsoft.com (~v6), still no luck. I plug it in, Windows says its pluggied in and working fine, drivers are updated etc, but still no worky.
Now herer's the "bizarre" part: it was working more or less fine when I left. Three of the keys stopped functioning, but that was it. Everything else worked, IIRC. I haven't used it since then; its been packed away in its original box in a corner near a wall inside a closet somewhere. The FLOCK indicator light turns on when i plug it in, but nothing works, EXCEPT for the little scroll bar thingy in the middle. It launches Microsoft Outlook (?!?!??!) when I use it, but only if i push it downwards
Upwards, no discernable effect.
No discernable effect for anything else, either (keys or special buttons etc). None of the indicator lights are modified by their relevant keys - CAPSLOCK, FLOCK, etc. Yes, even though FLOCK light does turn on once I plug it in.
Yep. So I really do love this thing. Best keyboard evar. I jsut wish it would work again.
Anyone help me?