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Sandstrom SKBAIO11 Wireless USB Keyboard

Very rarely (6 months or so) I turn this Sandstrom SKBAIO11 Wireless USB Keyboard on and it just will not work at all.

One potential fix is to remove the batteries and stretch the positive coil contacts (+). Sometimes they go slightly miss-aligned and it's an easy mistake to miss.

Other resolutions are obviously check batteries, do reset button, remove refit USB adapter and reboot PC.

Hope this helps, Kenny.

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i have a Trendnet TK-209 KVM switch. My keyboard and mouse (MS wireless) that worked well for a year stopped working through the switch. they work well if connected directly to each computer.


I can confirm the same problem happened with me just now. I have TrendNet USB/KVM TK-207 and was flawlessly working with Logitech K260 Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combo, but today on both computers all I can see is the error:

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USB Device not recognized - The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it.

I unplugged the usb wireless adapter and connected it directly to the PC - it worked like a charm again. I have tried to connect the wireless adapter to the mouse port hoping that the keyboard USB port is causing problems, but all I got was the same error. I have tried to conect a normal USB keyboard, but again the same error I get for both - the mouse and keyboard, so it is more than obvious now that the USB ports of my KVN Switch are malfunctioning. I will try to leave it for a while if it got hot somehow as it was connected for more than 6 months working perfectly fine, but if not, I am heading to the store for support/replacement.

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how do i turn on my wireless keyboard


1 Follow the steps mentiond below:
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Leave your current wired keyboard plugged into the computer. Many computers will cease to function if their keyboard is removed.
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Make sure that the computer is on and is functioning properly.
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Plug the USB wireless adapter of the wireless keyboard into a USB port on your computer. If you don't have a USB port, then your computer is probably too old and likely won't support a wireless keyboard.
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Make sure that there are batteries in your wireless keyboard. Oftentimes, the consumer is responsible for putting the batteries in, and they don't come with the keyboard when it's purchased.
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Turn the power on for your wireless keyboard. The method of doing this varies depending on the model you've purchased, but the power switch/button is generally located on the bottom of the wireless keyboard.
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Wait for the keyboard to download it's driver software. If you don't have a connection to the Internet, use the software that was included with your wireless keyboard to install the driver manually.
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Use the wireless keyboard exactly as you would a wired keyboard.

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the keyboard is not working. Nothing comes out


I don't know your level of technical experience, so some of these may seem obvious. These may not be in the best order, I've added them as I thought of them.
1) check the batteries in the keyboard and mouse. They can go through batteries in a big hurry sometimes. If just changed double check polarity.
2) check the connection(s) for the receiver. If you have pets check for chewed wires.
3) have you added any new USB devices. They may be using to much power from your USB ports
4) have you added any other wireless devices, includes non-computer devices.
5) have you tried resetting the keyboard and receiver signal.
6) check USB power output. You can plug in a different USB device and see if it works.
7) does your receiver require batteries (very rare).
8) you may need to reinstall your keyboard drivers and software.
Most wireless keyboards operate in the 400 Mhz range so do most wireless networks and many phones, these can all interfer with your signal.

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keyboard problems


You have not described the keyboard.
If it is a wireless keyboard, you may be operating at the limit of the range. Typically, the range is 6 ft. for 900 Mhz keyboards, somewhat longer for bluetooth.
The batteries in the wireless keyboard may be low.
If it is a USB keyboard, it may be drawing too much current from the USB port if it has "bells and whistles". A powered USB hub would cure that problem.
If your answer is "none of the above", I would recommend buying a basic keyboard replacement for $10 to $20.

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