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Old 08-30-2005, 12:38 AM
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Default Optical mouse won\'t work on laptop?

I recently purchased the Logitech MX1000 and tried to swap my desktop's old optical mouse to my laptop. The mouse does not seem to work on the laptop. Should it -- or do I need a special laptop mouse?

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Old 08-30-2005, 01:47 AM
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Yes it should work, is it corded or cordless? USB or PS/2 and did it come with a drivers CD.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:54 PM
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Yes it should work, is it corded or cordless? USB or PS/2 and did it come with a drivers CD.

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It is cordless and USB. It did come with a CD, but when I used it on my desktop, it worked immediately (plug and play).

Also, I have never used a mouse with the laptop, only the touchpad.

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Old 08-30-2005, 02:09 PM
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Given the fact that it is USB, I suppose it has a base?

Which OS is on the laptop, it could affect the plug and play ability (mostly for USB). If it's Win9x there's a decent chance it will require the CD to install the appropriate drivers for the mouse's base to be detected.

I suppose you have tested the mouse on another computer and it's still in working condition?
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:49 PM
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Given the fact that it is USB, I suppose it has a base?

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Yep

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Which OS is on the laptop, it could affect the plug and play ability (mostly for USB).

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WinXP, just like the desktop.

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I suppose you have tested the mouse on another computer and it's still in working condition?

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Well, I was just using it on my desktop up until yesterday.

I have not tried to use the CD yet, I will try that. Also, since it is a laptop, do I need to disable the touchpad or anything like that before it will work?

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edit: Got it working. Thanks for your help, bud.
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:48 PM
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Glad to see you got it to work, if you don't mind me asking...what was the problem?
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:30 PM
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Glad to see you got it to work, if you don't mind me asking...what was the problem?

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He was moving the wrong mouse around on his desk. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:40 PM
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:38 AM
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Glad to see you got it to work, if you don't mind me asking...what was the problem?

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He was moving the wrong mouse around on his desk. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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FOrgot to plug in the base.

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