It seems I am cursed, at present the mouse from my Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 8000 isn’t working 🙁
The Microsoft wireless laser mouse 8000 is simply not connecting…
- It is seen under control panel/mouse but that’s as far as it goes, there is no response to movement, wheel or buttons.
- The OS is XP media edition, fully patched, including trying updated drivers for the device.
- I am on a wireless network, but disabling this makes no difference.*
- A legacy Microsoft keyboard and mouse are connected, but removing them seems to make no difference.
- I have tried changing the batteries and the battery light does show green.
- The keyboard itself is fine and indeed I am using it to type this.
The mouse, sadly, is not just not running in it’s wheel, it’s all cheesed out.
As yet I cannot determine whether the mouse itself is faulty, or it’s a device and/or driver conflict.
Not tested it on another system yet, but anyone got any ideas?
*As an aside, undoubtedly due to the shared 2.4Ghz bandwidth of bluetooth and wireless networks, I’m seeing interesting effects. My neighbours network, which can be uncomfortably strong and clear and thus affect my own, takes a kicking, loosing about 5% of its signal strength, which I get back 🙂
If you scroll down the posts for the other networking entries this month you’ll see just how big this difference is.
Against this, the signal is cycling in strength, momentarily disconnecting every so many ticks. Not too bothersome for surfing and typing, but I imagine it may prove intolerable for online games like World of Warcraft.