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My Sony all in one does not recognise peripherals.

by Limey622 / November 14, 2014 12:28 AM PST

It "sometimes" does not see the wireless printer, mouse or keyboard. I sometimes wave the keyboard within inches of the screen for it to pick up my typing. Batteries are good. Running Windows 7. Any ideas much appreciated.

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To avoid the repair counter, get wired.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2014 12:35 AM PST

While you could restore the PC to it's factory condition as a test, the simpler move to a wired network and wired keyboard may be the easy out here.

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Thanks but
by Limey622 / November 14, 2014 5:51 AM PST

I believe my computer is in factory condition, it is a VPCL2190X.The reason to purchase it was to rid myself of the rats nest of wires

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Let's say it's in factory condition.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2014 6:21 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks but

Now that makes it a hardware failure. Did it ever work right?

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(NT) Yes it did work when new.
by Limey622 / November 15, 2014 3:27 AM PST
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Wireless peripherals
by pgc3 / November 14, 2014 2:39 AM PST

Just out of curiosity what are you using for wireless kybd/mouse? Are they a kit, combination keyboard mouse with USB input receiver? Also, what printer, printer would be a separate entity and should link via network, router..etc. Unless of course we are talking about B/T, which I am assuming we are not.

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No Kit
by Limey622 / November 14, 2014 5:58 AM PST
In reply to: Wireless peripherals

I am using the keyboard and mouse that came with the computer. It is a Sony VPCL2190X. You are correct about the printer being a separate entity, using the network router. I guess I have two problems. The one I need to fix is the keyboard issue.

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Keyboard etc.
by pgc3 / November 14, 2014 7:36 AM PST
In reply to: No Kit

As you know with wireless keyboards and mice there is a proximity to device limitation...but since the units are both in close proximity it does seem odd. The true test would be to try another wireless combination kybd/mouse, which is, of course, an added expense and a bit of a hassle unless there might be an outside chance of borrowing one from a buddy or some such. Personally were I to recommend another combination it would be a Logitech combo, I've used them for years on several systems and have yet to have a problem with any of them, save battery changing when necessary. The printer is another issue, assuming you have all of the pertinent software (printer) loaded into the computer and the codes (router) are correct my guess might lead to think perhaps it is an issue with the server and/or bandwidth draw. Is you signal strength from the router stable at the computer? Assuming you are running it wirelessly...

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by Limey622 / November 15, 2014 3:31 AM PST
In reply to: Keyboard etc.

I have just set up a Logitech 520 keyboard and mouse. I got a good deal at Staples and everything is working fine. I have to assume that the problem was with the internal Sony receiver. Many thanks for your assistance.

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by pgc3 / November 15, 2014 3:34 AM PST
In reply to: Fixed

Good news, yep I'd say you are probably happens but as long as you have things up and running all is well. Keep us posted on what you determine on the printer issue..all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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