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I use a wireless keyboard.
Suddenly the keyboard failed (there is no response to any key, not even the numlock, capslock, etc.).
I attached another wireless keyboard with the same result.
A regular (wired) keyboard works fine.
Any idea what could be wrong?
P.S. my wireless mice work fine
P.P.S. I did put in fresh batteries to make sure that wasn't the problem
 
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I'm thinking about getting a wireless keyboard/mouse set. About how often do you have to change out the batteries?
 
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OK, called Logitech after trying everything else (too stubborn to take the obvious approach I know ) and they had a simple answer.
Just remove the batteries for half an hour and then put them back in.
Works perfectly.
Batterylife for a wireless keyboard is several months on 2 penlights.
I never had to change the batteries on this one before it failed, which was after about 3 months. It still runs again on the same batteries after not being used for several months after it failed (so not using it doesn't drain batteries notably).
Wireless mice eat a lot of power, especially the optical ones.
Expect 2-3 weeks out of 2 penlights for one of those! I switched to NiMH 2000MAh rechargables for the mouse (anything less won't provide enough power) for that reason.
You might be better off getting a wireless keyboard and a wired mouse for that reason (though you can hotswap the batteries when they die, so no resetting the PC to do that chore).
 
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Great! Thanks...what's a penlight? Is that the battery size, like AA, D, AAA?
 
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AA size
Some mice use AAA instead, which gets expensive as I've never seen rechargable AAA batteries.
 
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