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I recently got a Sony Vaio VPCEB series laptop and I tried hooking in my external Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 into the computer (it has a small usb flash drive that hooks into the computer).

I suppose I need some driver? Or perhaps I just need to edit some file? I also thought it might be the USB ports not working, but I tried a different USB device and it worked fine.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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sounds like it is a bluetooth mouse? does your bluetooth icon show up when you plug in the adapter? (it's not a flash drive btw) – RolandiXor Dec 20 '10 at 13:18
It isn't bluetooth, i know its not a flash drive. I was just trying to describe it. Thanks. – Parris Dec 21 '10 at 3:41

Slightly odd answer, but I found this:

I had the USB part plugged into the rear of my computer case. I think it is possible that the metal case was partially blocking the RF signal. I've moved to the front USB port and it may be working fine now.

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I wonder if you're experiencing some variation of this bug?

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

Bought a new mouse... it was 10 dollars :)! Thanks for the help everyone. I decided 10 dollars isn't worth the crazy amounts of trouble I was going through...

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