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Targus RF PAUM005 Mouse Not Working

I have a Gateway GT5674 with Vista Home Premium and I'm trying to add a Targus RF PAUM005 wireless mouse.
I've clicked the buttons on the mouse and the receiver like the manual said to do in order to establish a communications link. The red light comes on at the mouse bottom.
The receiver doesn't flash looking for the mouse's channel like the manual said it would. The blue light turns on when the button is pushed, stays on solid for a few seconds, then goes off.
My computer recognized the receiver and automatically installed a driver. The mouse properties window says "this device is working properly".
My wired mouse is unplugged, my drivers up-to-date, and no other RF or infrared devices anywhere.
Does anyone know if I'm doing something incorrectly, if the mouse and receiver are faulty, or if they're just not compatible on my PC?
Thank You for your help.

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  • nicknamr Oct 23, 2008

    Thank you for your response, frcs68.
    The online manual doesn't give mention of an included CD. I got it used and free, with no CD.
    It's plug-and-play, then you have to click a button on the mouse bottom, and then a button on the USB receiver in order to set up a communications link between the mouse and the receiver. I believe these actions are the "configuration application".
    In my Device Manager window, (Computer Management) it says I have 2 HID-compliant mouse (mice). One is my wired, one is my wireless. Both drivers are up-to-date.
    If my computer recognizes the receiver and automatically downloads a driver for a mouse and adds a mouse to my hardware list, doesn't this mean that my computer has recognized the mouse thoroughly?
    This is the link to the User's Manual http://www.gnt.fi/Sivut/Esitteet/PAUM005...


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Do you have the CD that came with the hardware???
seems like the PC can't communicate with the hardware. although it see something out there, but it doesn't recognize what it is.
even the machine is says this device is working porperly, you still need to install the driver, and the configuration for the device. that's why the receiver doesn't flash.
try to install the drivers and the configuration application.

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    Frank Oct 24, 2008

    yes the computer recognized the communication device that is configured for RF mouse. not the mouse itself.

    looks like you might have to try to install it serval times before it will take. Don't get me wrong, not just this device, I have serval other type of device, I have to install, uninstall and re install serval times before Windows OS can configure correctly.

    you may have to unplug the communication device, take out the battery, and redo the whole thing again. hopefuly it will work.

    let me know how it turn out.

  • Frank
    Frank Oct 24, 2008

    be sure to follow the instruction on the user manual, since the communication device didn't pickup the mouse frequency last time.you need to turn off the wireless during the setup.(interferance), if you are using one. or any other devices or appliances.

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