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Old December 18th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #1
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Need Help Solving Sony Vaio Mystery

The system-provided Optical Mouse, wireless keyboard and round-disk "radio" whoosis for the mouse have suddenly stopped functioning. I've replaced batteries, pressed "connect" buttons, jiggled wires, etc. and it's all totally unresponsive. I borrowed another mouse (a Logitech optical) that I connected into the computer and it works fine--if I confine myself to only clicking. The Vaio keyboard though remains dead, which kills any hope of meaningful editing. However, other than the why of this, I'd like to know--can I simply plug in a standard wired keyboard into this computer so at least I can get moving again with it?

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Old December 18th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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I am using both a USB mouse and a USB keyboard with my Vaio laptop, so yes, they work just fine.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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Thanks; that's good to know--can it be any generic keyboard or a Sony brand?
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Old December 18th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #4
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I have a Microsoft optical mouse and an AOpen keyboard ($5), so the answer is: generic is fine. When you connect them for the first time, XP will detect them, install the drive and you're good to go.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #5
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Great; XP trumps all. Thanks!
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