Question about HP Xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base And 400gb Kit 400 GB Hard Drive
My xb3000, besides having the intermittent power problem others have posted, also will not recognize the wireless keyboard that came with it. The receiver that plugs into the usb seems to be working, because it connects to the HP wireless mouse that also came with this unit. I followed the connection instructions, tried different batteries in the keyboard, but nothing! I bought it over Ebay so its not easy to just return. The keyboard model number is Y-RAS79. Any ideas folks?
I tried forever to connect the keyboard & mouse, then realized that I didn't have to hold the connect buttons on the receiver & keyboard for so long...it just wouldn't connect...until I figured out that you should only press the buttons for a second then immediately let go...both keyboard & mouse (while both cheap looking) have been working great since! Love the hot-buttons/keys!
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
Solution #3 posted by ed22614 worked for me as well. Just press the connect button briefly.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
Fashioned a piece of tin foil to fit into battery slot to fit in between the positive on the battery and the positive reciever on the keyboard
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Same problem for me. Mouse recognized easily, but keyboard would take many tries. Finally, I used a screwdriver to pull out the contact (little spring) for the + end of the battery a little further, and the keyboard recognized first try. I guess through time the spring gets pushed in a little too far and won't complete the circuit, since the slot for the + terminal is slightly smaller than the tip of the battery. When I change the batteries, I just give the spring a little tug to make sure the connection will be there.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
Sounds like its faulty
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
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