Wireless Keyboard frequencies

Acer / Aspire idea 510
February 27, 2009 at 08:29:35
Specs: Windows XP, 2048
Hi all,

I recently had my ACER ASPIRE iDEA 510 Media center PC repaired by Acer Spain. They changed out my motherbvoard and VGA card.

Its all great except for my wireless keyboard. It now doesn't work. It had no USB sticks but i think it communicated directly with the motherboard. Its an Acer Y-RAN77. I have tried it on my friends 2 PC which are identical to mine and it works fine.

I have been told wireless keyboard frequencies in the UK and Spain are different. I first bought my PC and Keyboard in the UK and the motherboard was replaced in Spain. How can i change these frequencies/channels? I checked my BIOS but nothing there pertaining to this,



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February 27, 2009 at 19:29:17
You can't change the frequency of the keyboard it's set by the maker.
If the receiver was built into the motherboard and the new board doesn't have it, then you are out of luck and need a new one that comes with it's own usb receiver.
When they changed the board they must have used a different model.
By the way did you try activating the keyboard, as after the board replacement it may need to be reactivated.
Some like mine have a button under the keyboard that needs to be pressed in to activate when new, also mine has a switch on the top, above the function keys that switches it off to save the batteries.
If none of the above works for you, you will need a new one.

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February 28, 2009 at 03:55:40

appreciate the reply. however, Acer told me this could be changed in softwarer, but they asked me to call a premium rate number in uk for their software guys to give me the details on the phone. Its over a pound a minute!!!!

I just thought someone would be able to advise on this through here without extorting me for more money.


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February 28, 2009 at 11:00:34
I found this on Acer keyboards, it's a different model number but may help.

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February 28, 2009 at 11:09:30
Didn't follow the above link but will state that there has to be a method to re-assign the frequency. The reason for this is because two computers in close proximity may interfere with one another.

There should either be a switch or possibly a jumper on the motherboard. Could be done through software too.

My suggestion would be to review the manual for your computer.

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