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Old 07-09-2005, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mouse won't work

I just bought an optical wireless RF USB mouse. It was advertised as having a range of 7 ft. When I plugged it into my laptop it wouldn't respond.

The mouse itself is definitely working, as the red light at the bottom is flashing as it should. I tried all my possible BIOS settings (Ps/2, PS/2 & touchpad, serial). Device manager recognises the mouse. The receiver has no light, so I can't tell if it's receiving, but the it's definitely within range. (In fact I tried the mouse with it practically touching the receiver).

The mouse is not a brand name, but the manual says it doesn't need a driver. I run Windows XP Pro. I tried it on another WinXP machine and it still didn't work, but I don't know the BIOS settings on that machine.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-09-2005, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you actually connect it. Like pressing the reciever button then pressing the button on the bottom of your mouse? atleast thats what you had to do with my mx700 when you installed it on a new pc.

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Old 07-09-2005, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I think it's the base, not the mouse. Check to make sure nothing is screwed with on it.
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That was the problem. Thanks for your help.
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