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USB connection The keyboard worked fine until I dropped it. If you connect the 9V power it turns on, but the USB connection does not work, any tips on how to fix it? Shouold i open up the keyboard again?

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Re: USB connection

I just replaced a usb port on one of those, to bad not only does it draw its power but data transfers, you may need to find someone savvy to solder it or replace it.

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Re: USB connection

Hi The problem you have is that you may have dislodged the plastic covering inside the keyboard and that may have cover the connector that sends the signal to the USB if you are confident to remove the cover and check the plastic do so my advice would be to forget it and buy a new one with the cost off keyboards at a low this would be the better choice

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My daughters key board on her lap top has started to act crazy you can't backspace and you can not type double letters you have to wait a second for it to keep typing any suggestions

First, try to connect an external USB keyboard & see if it will work fine.
If the external USB keyboard works fine, then you will need to replace your laptop's keyboard, as there is almost nothing that can be done to fix a defective laptop keyboard.

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You may need to resynch the keyboard with the receiver. I'm not 100% sure of the procedure for the Kensington PilotBoard - but normally all you need to do is hold down the Connect or Synch button on the receiver (in this case the USB Dongle) until the light begins to flash. Once it's flashing, press and hold the Connect or Synch button on the Keyboard (usually its on the back) until the light on the receiver stops flashing.

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Hi my mouse has worked for years. I just changed the battery in the mouse and now it will no longer work. The jump drive turns red when I push the mouse up to it then nothing happens. I went to Control...

From your description, it sounds like the wireless connection between the mouse and the USB receiver (jump drive) isn't resetting. Here are the steps to reset the connection after changing batteries:

With the computer on, mouse on, and receiver installed in the USB port...
1. Turn the mouse over and aim the front at the receiver, like this:
thomascha103_8.jpg 2. Press the "connect" button on the bottom of the mouse. It's small and round, next to the power switch.
3. Then press the "connect" button on the receiver
(the connect buttons always have to be pressed in this order)
4. When you press the button on the receiveer, the light will turn on. Keep the mouse pointed directly at the receiver until the linkage is complete and the light turns off.

That whole process has to be completed in under 60 seconds. If it takes longer, you'll have to start over.

At least, that's how it works for me. Here's a link to the user manual with other helpful troubleshooting tips:

Best of luck!

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If all the keys on the keyboard have stopped functioning follow the instructions below to reconnect the keyboard.

This problem is likely to be a lost connection. The connection between the mouse and the USB mini-receiver or the keyboard and the USB mini-receiver can be lost due to several reasons such as:
  • Low batteries
  • Moving the USB mini-receiver from one USB port to another
  • Moving the USB mini-receiver to another computer
  • Plugging the USB mini-receiver into a USB hub or other unsupported device such as a KVM switch (your USB mini-receiver must be plugged directly into your computer)
  • Using your cordless mouse/keyboard on metal surfaces
  • Radio frequency (RF) interference of more powerful wireless devices such as:
    • Wireless speakers
    • Computer power supplies
    • Monitors
    • Cellular telephones
    • Garage door openers
Eliminate any problem sources mentioned above that might be affecting your devices.

Follow the procedures below to reconnect your mouse and keyboard.
  1. Make sure the USB mini-receiver is directly and securely plugged into a working USB port on your computer.
  2. Make sure the mouse is turned on. The on/off indicator on the bottom of the mouse should be green. If the on/off indicator is not illuminated, press and hold the red connect button on the bottom of the mouse until the on/off indicator is green.
    On / Off Indicator
  3. Press and release the red connect button on the underside of the USB mini-receiver. This will broadcast a signal to your mouse. This broadcast will last only a few seconds, so you must perform the next step quickly.
    Red Connect Button
  4. Quickly press the red connect button on the bottom of the mouse for 1 second, then release it. The power indicator will flash briefly and then turn green. The mouse is now connected to the receiver.
    Red Connect Button NOTE: Holding down the red button on the mouse for more than 2 seconds may cause your mouse to turn off instead of connecting. If this occurs, start again at step number 2.
  5. Move your mouse to see if the cursor moves. If the cursor follows the mouse movements, your mouse is now connected.
  6. Press and release the red connect button on the underside of the USB mini-receiver. This will broadcast a signal to your keyboard. This broadcast will last only a few seconds, so you must perform the next step quickly.
    Red Connect Button
  7. Quickly press and release the red connect button on the underside of the keyboard.
    Keyboard Connect Button
  8. You will hear a short beep. The keyboard is now connected to the receiver.
  9. Test your keyboard to see if it is working. If the mouse now works but the keyboard still does not, see Knowledge Base article 9144.

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Soltion is to download the software for Micro USB from M-Audio website and connect the USB of the Micro USB to your computer with headphones and mic connected to it and connect the USB cable from the M-Audio KeyStudio keyboard to the computer and the Pro Tools M-Powered Essential software will work.

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To connect the keyboard or mouse to the computer, you must connect the wireless device through the USB port and get it to hold a good connection. You do not have to install any devices to use these products, they automatically work when you plug them in. When it says that the device is recognized, you are ready to use it! If you have a desktop, you can also plug the wireless device to the mouse port. The keyboard and mouse work properly up to 5' away from the connected wireless device. If you can get the wireless device to work properly, you should have no troubles with the product.

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