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wireless keyboard works intermitently

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aidanboland, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. aidanboland

    aidanboland Thread Starter

    Nov 4, 2007
    hi everyone,
    i'm running windows vista x64. recently i bought a trust wireless keyboard/trackball combo. it worked great for a few weeks until suddenly it stopped, even though I noticed that it was still recognised in my device manager, just not working. I checked batteries and all of that and nothing worked. Then I changed the reciever to a different USB and it worked again. Now this has repeated itself a couple of times however changing the USB no longer works. It occured about 3 weeks ago again and I had to abandon the wireless keyboard/trackball completely after much trying to fix it. I tried uninstalling the keyboard, etc. and this didn't work. Additionally, it works fine on other machines. When it happened 3 weeks ago, by chance I tried it a few days later and it worked, I don't know why. Now it's stopped again. There's nothing obstructing the signal, the batteries are fine, the drivers are generic and it works on other computers. I've ruled out a lot here.

    Anyone have any additional ideas?
  2. diablo75


    Sep 7, 2006
    Have you tried uninstalling the driver for the keyboard/trackball receiver from the device manager (right click on the device>properties>driver tab>uninstall)? If not, try that. You can also try to do that for your USB ports/interfaces from the device manager as well. Then reboot the computer. The drivers for all these devices (at least the USB ports) will be automatically reinstalled after you reboot.
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