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It won't recognize the keyboard

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?

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  • chopp122 Apr 23, 2008

    recognizes some keys but not others-wierd!

  • cannonaf Jun 28, 2008

    I know power is going to the receiver because the "num lk" light comes on on the receiver itself, but the mouse and keyboard suddenly don't work any longer. I can't figure it out with troubleshooting or anything.

  • Mtzkdad Jul 07, 2008

    Wireless receiver comes on but no light illuminates for keyboard or optical mouse and as such, they are inoperable.

  • bermudml Dec 10, 2008

    no lights on the keyboard but it works with another system


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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 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!

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Solution #3 posted by ed22614 worked for me as well. Just press the connect button briefly.

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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.

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Sounds like its faulty

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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