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Topic # 59848 13-Apr-2010 15:50
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If one has a microsoft cordless mouse, and the USB transceiver gets broken or lost, is that game over for the mouse?

Will the mouse work with another dongle of same model, or same brand (microsoft)?

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  Reply # 318086 13-Apr-2010 21:40
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I've found same brand and model works AOK.

I dropped a laser mouse into a glass of water a long time ago ... bought the same make / model and both USB transceivers worked fine.

In fact, I have found a bit of mix and match with Microsoft USB dongles.



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  Reply # 318140 13-Apr-2010 23:44
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I have bought a MS mouse with no transceiver, and am wondering whether I'll need one from exact model, or whether any MS one should do.

I have a MS ARC mouse, and just bought another. My 2 computers are 5 metres apart - I wonder if they will upset each other, or whether mice have some sort of binding process like 2.4GHz radio control gear that will avoid any troubles?

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  Reply # 318165 14-Apr-2010 07:23
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IlDuce: I have bought a MS mouse with no transceiver, and am wondering whether I'll need one from exact model, or whether any MS one should do.

I have a MS ARC mouse, and just bought another. My 2 computers are 5 metres apart - I wonder if they will upset each other, or whether mice have some sort of binding process like 2.4GHz radio control gear that will avoid any troubles?


TBH, I'd try and source the exact model - make it easy on yourself :-)

WRT to two mice, on the transceiver / dongle is a button (these are on the riduculously sized hockey puck type usb dongles) which causes the lights to flash.  On the bottom of the mouse is a "Connect" button.  Press this while the lights are flashing and the units will pair.

This allows you to have multiple mice of the same sort without interfering with each other.

Looking closer at the MS ARC, I see it's got some form of nano receiver with it - but I cannot see if there is a pairing option ... and the range is 30 feet.  

You'll have to try it out and let us all know how it goes! 

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