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Old 01-30-2005, 09:21   #1
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MS comfort wireless keyboard went nuts

Well it goes like this. Looking for a keyboard with a good feel I picked this MS Comfort wireless pkg w/mouse about 6wks ago. Things were ok for 5 wks and the keyboard quit working ,just dead,mouse worked.
I restarted my pc and tried again and things just went nuts,kinda like many things went wrong at the same time,all sorts of things comming up on the monitor like several things trying to run at the same time. I finally got the pc to turn off and removed the wierless setup and reinstalled the original plain jane keyboard and mouseand restarted and all was fine.

What gives,is it better to have a good wired keyboard wnd wireless mouse or is it the product or should I just get a good wired setup. This was my first wireless product and I not feeling good about it.

Any thoughts ???

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Old 01-30-2005, 09:39   #2
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Dumb question....

Did you try changing the batteries in the keyboard?
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:37   #3
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Dumb question....

Did you try changing the batteries in the keyboard?
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But the batteries should still be good if they were fresh when installed.
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Old 01-30-2005, 15:14   #4
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:48   #5
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The batteries were new at the time of install,when I had this problem I replaced them again. I am not sure how this happened,the key board just stopped typing and it seemed to lockup and it just got worse from that point. I have no idea what to do from here. I guess I will try to find a good wired product.

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Old 01-31-2005, 09:52   #6
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I've had no problems with my Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. Haven't even had to replace the batteries and it's been over a year.
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Old 01-31-2005, 13:12   #7
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Cinic ,
Thanks for your reply,could you mention which logitech combo you have.
Would you give me an idea of how your wireless receiver is placed in relationship to your keyboard and mouse.

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I've got this combo and I bought it from Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...126-124&depa=0

I have the receiver just to the right of my display. It's directly in front of the mouse, probably about 12"-16" away. The keyboard is centered in front of the display just like a typical desk layout. They say not to do it, but it's right next to a speaker. I haven't had any problems with that.

We also use two of these in the office where I work. They get heavy use there and I haven't had a single complaint.

There may be a newer version of this setup available now, but the MX700 mouse that comes with this combo was top of the line when I got it.

Good luck w/ your problem.
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Old 01-31-2005, 17:24   #9
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Things like cordless phones, WiFi cards and plain old RFI can mess up the weak BlueTooth link those peripherals use.

If you suspect interference could be the cause, moving the receiver to a better location often solves the problem, but not always, since it would depend on the strength and proximity of the interfering signal.

It is possible that the keyboard is not 100%. Maybe contacting M$ Support about the issue would be a good idea; they may have a workaround if it is a common problem.

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Old 01-31-2005, 19:47   #10
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Cinic,
Thanks for the info on your setup,if I go for another wireless it will be Logitech.

fastvfr,
Very good advice about the RFI interference from other devices in the area and I will check with MS support.

I appreciate the help.
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