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wireless mouse trouble

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by calibretto, Jan 28, 2006.

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  1. calibretto

    calibretto Thread Starter

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    i recently purchased a wireless mouse for use w/ my laptop. i installed the mouse and now i have a little mouse in my system tray so i know it's installed. but i can't get my computer to recognize it. it doesn't show up in control panel. everything's plugged into where it should be and this is the only disk it came w/. apparently this disk works or i wouldn't have the mouse icon in my system tray, right? can someone please tell me what it is i'm doing wrong?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Did you press the "connect" button on either the mouse or the wireless adapter? All of my wireless mice have them, and they search for the connection. Of course, you also have to put batteries in the mouse! :D
     
  3. calibretto

    calibretto Thread Starter

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    yes, of course. the mouse is rechargable so it came w/ batteries and i've pressed connect a dozen times ormore and still nothing happens.
     
  4. norton850

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    It may or may not matter, but what do you have for a mouse?
     
  5. calibretto

    calibretto Thread Starter

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    the wireless mouse is compaq. it's a different brand from my laptop (sony vaio), but i don't think that should matter. nothing on the box or paperwork said that it was strictly for compaq pc's.
     
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    calibretto Thread Starter

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    yep... usb.
     
  8. calibretto

    calibretto Thread Starter

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    what's weird is i got an email saying that you (norton850) had replied and now i come to the board and the reply isn't there. like a twilight zone moment or something. doo doo doo doo... anyway... i don't think there's a connect button on the mouse. there's the two normal mouse buttons, the wheel, and there are two buttons on the side that are "make it look cool" buttons i assume. but i don't remember a connect button.
     
  9. dustyjay

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    the connect button would be on the bottom of the mouse usually. not the top.
     
  10. CarlssonMB

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    Usually you press connect on reciever, then press connect on mouse
     
  11. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    It should look like a tiny red circle on the bottom of the mouse. You'll need a sharp, pointy object to press on it. You should hear or feel a click when you do.

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