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Can't wake netbook with wireless keyboard/mouse

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    that part has me confused!
    Hi Matt26,

    I guess I can safely say that I am totally confused as well. However, I do have one last thought. Is this a blue-tooth wireless arrangement? If so, is it using the built-in antenna in the laptop? If so, the signal would (most likely) be shielded from the antenna if the lid were closed but even a tiny opening (in the lid) might allow the signal to get through. In any event, I think you need to grab a wired mouse and do a test with that.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Professional x64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    that part has me confused!
    Hi Matt26,

    I guess I can safely say that I am totally confused as well. However, I do have one last thought. Is this a blue-tooth wireless arrangement? If so, is it using the built-in antenna in the laptop? If so, the signal would (most likely) be shielded from the antenna if the lid were closed but even a tiny opening (in the lid) might allow the signal to get through. In any event, I think you need to grab a wired mouse and do a test with that.
    not sure if the wireless combo is using bluetooth or not (don't think it does), but the reciever (as far as i know) has no interaction with any built-in antenna from the netbook- USB receiver plugs into netbook and that's how the wireless combo communicates with the netbook.

    i've also tried moving the keyboard and mouse to be directly in front of the receiver with no luck.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, thanks for that response. At this point, I'm plum outta ideas but I still think it would be worth a try with a wired mouse. Good luck and sorry I couldn't help you. Cheers!
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