Keyboards won`t work

  bluto1 19:24 22 Dec 2006

A friend`s keyboard wasn`t working so he bought a Logitech wireless board. This doesn`t work either on his PC but it does on mine. Can anyone help please?

  skidzy 19:30 22 Dec 2006

First thing Bluto is to check Device manager.

I take it this keyboard has a usb base station that sends the signal.Maybe trying a different usb port also.

If usb,do any other devices work when plugged in.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:30 22 Dec 2006

Logitech wireless board

Install drivers for HID device, plug in HID device , put batteries in keyboard press button on keyboard and reciever to pair wireless devices.

Check in device manager that Hid device drivers are installed and working.

Other keyboard is? wireless? PS2? USB?

  bluto1 19:37 22 Dec 2006

Thanks for early reply. Pal`s gone home now, via local, so it`s unlikely I`ll get him again before tomorrow.
He did all the connecting on my PC but I do remember his base station and asked him if the displayed lights were the same when it was hooked up on his PC and he said yes. He thought some was wrong with his motherboard, and not knowing, I couldn`t reassure him.

  bluto1 19:40 22 Dec 2006

I`ve copied what you said and will pass it on.
His other K/b was P/s2.

  skidzy 19:45 22 Dec 2006

I think for now,he is best to check device manager for any exclaimation marks.

I think more information is needed here before we can help any further.

Like i say,get him to check first and post back.Dont forget FB's suggestion's.

Also he can check via control panel/keyboard/properties to check that a driver is installed.

  bluto1 19:52 22 Dec 2006

Thanks skidzy, I`ll pass it all on.
Hopefully I`ll know the answer tomorrow.

  bluto1 13:39 23 Dec 2006

Just had phone call from matey and he did as you suggested,i.e "cleared it in Device Manager".
Thanks for your help, I`ll remember you both when I`m supping the drinks he says he owes me.
Happy days.

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