Re: I WAS GIVEN A SECOND HAND EMACHINES KEYBOARD AND...
I have had this problem before. sometimes you can do nothing wrong and the machinery will simply refuse to work together nomatter what you do. never blame yourself unless you know for sure you are wrong. always suspect the machinery first. first step is to re-trace your steps VERY very carefully. double check every step you take until you are absolutely sure you have everything correct. sometimes the simplest mistake can cost you dearly. check all of the connectors to ensure no damage has occured to the pins and then re-insert them with the machinery turned OFF. when you have done all of that, then switch on and listen for any warning bleeps, if none occur, then you have devices that will work together, but maybe not just yet. if they still do not work, then re-set the machinery, and try to find new drivers for them on the internet here, maybe the just need an update. it would help if you could tell us what system you are using, what o/s (windows, linux, etc), as much as you can fathom out. try what ive said, first then see how you go. let me know either way, please. bye, teknomancer.
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No lights of any kind? First, make sure the battery is put in correctly. It is easy to get them backwards and absolutely nothing will happen. I had a logitech mouse given to me as nonworking and all I had to do was turn the battery around and it worked fine. Second, you might need to try a different brand battery. I have had AA batteries that had short terminals on the + side and would not make contact in the battery box of the mouse. If neither of those work clean the terminals in the battery box really well with a fingernail file or knife or even a fingernail emery board. Sometimes a little corrosion can be in just the wrong place and keep the battery from making contact. If none of these work the mouse has more serious problems than you probably want to tackle, given the price of a new mouse.
You have to download the software from Logitech.com and install it. The software will help you encrypt a connection and make it start working again. The software will prompt you to type in a set of numbers and the connection will be there again. Don't worry... your mouse and keyboard are not broken. This happens quite frequently.
This problem is very common on laptop computer. What happens is while you type on the keyboard, your hand comes close to or touches the touchpad below the keyboard. The system see that as a mouse click and so your cursor will 'jump' to whatever location on the screen the mouse pointer is at.
This can happen, even if you do not feel your hand touch as the touchpads are sensitive enough to respond to your hand bring just above them.
Gateway and most manufacturers have addressed this common user frustration on new models of laptops by either adding some 'palm detection' to their touchpads and drivers or adding a simple way to turn the touchpad on or off.
Depending what model system you have (solo 9100 vs 9150) and what operating system you are running, you may have a few options.
First off, you must be using Windows 98 to have access to these options in the touchpad driver.
For a solo 9100 you have adjust to touchpad sensitivy. To get to the touchpad settings click Start->Settings->Control Panel. Double click on the MOUSE icon. Click on the TOUCHPAD tab. On this tab you can set the threshold setting as heavy as possible to help decrease the frequency at which the mouse will jump while typing. In the solo 9100 models, this is the only setting that addresses this problem.
For the solo 9150 you can the disable clickin while typing. To get to this setting: Click on START->Setting->Control Panel. Double Click on the MOUSE icon. Click on the TOUCHPAD tab. In the TAPPING section, Place a check mark next to Disable tapping when typing.
If these settings do not help or are not available due to another operating systems etc, then your best option is to physcially cover the touchpad when you are doing things that require a lot of tyings. If you need a lot of mouse/typing, then you can add an external mouse to assist you. I have found that placing a post-it note over the touchpad is more convenient then other barriers since it light sticks to help it stay in place.
To disable the sleep button on the acer keyboard Do the following (Vista home)
Go to control panel (classic view) double click Power options.
left hand margin select Choose what the power buttons do.
This opens a systems settings page
You will see an option :
When I press the sleep button: (Don't worry that the picture of the button is different than the keyboard's Zz)
Select Do Nothing from the dropdown box.
Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the screen.