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Problem with mouse and keyboard

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  1. larryh10000

    larryh10000 Thread Starter

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    I have a one year old Dell Inspiron 546 desktop - AMD Phenom II X4 820 (2.8GHz, 6MB)
    ATIRadeon HD 4350 512Mb
    Running Windows XP Pro
    3gig RAM
    350 HD.

    All factory stuff...

    I ordered it with a wireless keyboard and mouse. The mouse and keyboard have had intermittent problems from the beginning but I have just put up with it since the problems didn't show up all the time. However, this has become worse over the past year.

    Problem1: Keyboard
    I'll be typing away, and all of a sudden notice that no characters are showing up on the monitor. I wait a few seconds and type again and maybe one character will show up out of the five or so that I type. Sometimes I'l type a letter and get double characters or the characters show up way after I stopped typing.
    The doesn't happen all the time, just once in a while and it doesn't make any difference if I'm typeing an email or a Word document and whatever.

    Problem2: The mouse will be working fine then all of a sudden the mouse pointer will jump to the top or side or bottom of the screen. Sometimes when I left click once on something (like a file name) just to highlight it, the mouse will open the document instead of just highlighting it. Sometime it works just fine.

    I make sure the batteries in the keyboard and mouse are always pretty new but that doesn't help. I have also went into the control panel and clicke the Mouse icon and slowed down the double-clicking, but still no help.

    Any ideas what I might try?

    Thanks
     
  2. fel1x

    fel1x

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    usually caused by interference from lights,router,modem list is endless , can you change channel ?does it have that option
     
  3. larryh10000

    larryh10000 Thread Starter

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    If I switched to a wired keyboard and mouse instead of a wireless keyboard and mouse, would this be less of a problem, assuming it is lights, modem, router, etc?

     
  4. fel1x

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    well us gamers used wired much better but tastes are different i guess
     
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