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Laptop/mouse Incompatibility?

I just got a Dell Inspiron 2200. Running on Win XP SP 2, with 512 RAM, and 30 GB. I'm trying to plug in my microsoft optical intellimouse but the laptop isnt picking it up at all, the light on the mouse isnt even on, so its getting no power? am i doing something absurdly wrong? the computer will not detect the mouse atall. thanks for the help.

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on some laptops...

In reply to: Laptop/mouse Incompatibility?

some laptops require the user to turn on the PS2 mouseport in the BIOS setup and possibly turn off the keyboard pointing device (touchpad or pointer button) so there is no conflict between cursor movements being directed by two different sources. Perhaps yours is like that?

dw

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Unresponsive mouse on Inspiron 2200

In reply to: on some laptops...

I have the identical laptop, about 2 months old, and have had had no problem whatsoever with a "no-name" optical mouse.

Since this computer does not have a PS2 port, that cannot be the problem. I do not have to disable the touchpad; I can use either it or the mouse interchangably at any time. I have also used the mouse on various USB ports with no problem.

Since you are apparently getting no power to the LED om the mouse, you might have a dead mouse, a broken mouse cable, or a bad USB port. Did you try all three USB ports? Try some other USB device in the ports and see if it works. Try the mouse on another computer. These tests should point out the source of the problem.

Hope this helps, and keep me informed.

Frank

P.S. I just got a cordless Microsoft Optical Laptop Mouse this afternoon, and will be trying it out later.

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