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I lost the USB for my wireless keyboard. Can this be replaced?

I have several wireless keyboards and mice that were separated from their mini USB devices. Now I can't use these keyboards and mice. Is there a way to get another connector? Or am I forced to trash these perfectly good keyboards?

Update (11/13/2014)

My Dell keyboard and mouse are not Bluetooth. They used a mini USB connector. Is it true that each wireless keyboard and mouse are programmed to an individual USB? So if I lose the USB, the keyboard is useless, right? I think that is such a waste of a perfectly good keyboard! I'm trying to contact Dell right now but it's hard to navigate their website to leave my questions. I'll keep trying.

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If anyone have any solution then please tell me my new dell keyboard and mouse are useless without their reciever.

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Can this item Logitech Unifying receiver work with my ETV Interactive mouse and keyboard?

If anyone have any solution then please tell me my new dell keyboard and mouse are useless without their receiver.

September 30, 2016 by Calvin Bikeck

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my dell keyboard and mouse not working when i connect dell wireless usb in my laptop usb port then connecter is heat automatically and i can't use mouse and keyboard so please give me soluation. i have all driver installed.

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does it work for iball wireless set too?

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I found the dongle its actually a dongle from logitech but its the same part number. U0007, amazon sells it for $10

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Have you tried talking with Dell? They may offer a replacement part.

Here's what I could find online: Dell C-UV35 USB Wireless Bluetooth Receiver Dongle. Does yours look like this?

If your keyboard & mouse are Bluetooth then any Bluetooth dongle should work. Heres one thats cheaper: Logitech Unifying Receiver USB Dongle.

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I contacted Dell recently and they still do not sell the separate unifying receiver. It looks just like the Logitech receiver but not sure if they are interchangeable. Has anyone had any luck with a Logitech receiver on Dell mouse and keyboard?

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I had my laptop stolen with the receiver plugged into it and now have a KM714 keyboard and mouse with no receiver and dont quite know if I can still use them or are they now useless. No luck on any websites ie Dell or Logitech for any support or answer to my question.

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Guys, is it possible that there are software drivers that could replace the dongle in case it was lost?

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There is the physical part and the software part.

If you lost the USB dongle unit, software won't help you.

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If it is a unifying keyboard/mouse, buy the unifying dongle, download the Logitech unifying software and connect upto 6 keyboards and mice..

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Did this unifying dongle works with Dell keyboard & mouse ?

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No Dell and logitech doesn't reach each other

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How to identify whether Mouse & keyboard are unifying or not?

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I lost my wireless dongle for my Microsoft sculpt erogomic keyboard and mouse cud I please solve my problem

The dongle of that is broken into two pieces

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what about Lenovo Keyboard & Mouse

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hi! yes the usb can be replaced.

try visiting this website https://www.vplak.com/computer-accessori...

this is offering a wide range of key board and mouse combos that you can check and consider.

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It wouldn't let me buy a universal usb or reporgram an old usb in for a keyboard and mouse. I lost the original usb Would appreciate help.

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I have a hcl 9128crf model wireless keyboard & i've been lost my usb receiver can reuse my keyboard or is that such a waste. Please tell me

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Try the steps in my comment. Hope it helps.

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Unifying keyboard and mouse dongle means that there is only one receiver for both of the wireless accessories instead of a receiver per accessory.

For example my wireless keyboard and mouse use one receiver that is plugged into one usb slot, whereas my previous ones each came with a receiver. One for my mouse and another for my keyboard. It took up two usb slots.

If like my old set it came as a set in one box it is more than likely possible for you to download a software dongle that will allow you to use the one that you have left for your mouse or keyboard. They have extremely close if not almost the same frequency that they send and receive data through and from your pc. Although you will only be able to use one at a time and use the program to switch between the two accessories.

I converted mine to Bluetooth with a Bluetooth dongle I had for my phone, but that's on a much more technical level and does require some knowledge and savvy or a background study in this area.

If I were you I would try the first option, if it doesn't work there are people on ebay selling their old receivers as to other difficulties as their pets using the wireless keyboard as chew toys and they are in turn stuck with the receiver.

If all above fails buy yourself a new set and be sure to leave the receiver in a port you will never use again and make it a temperament feature to that usb slot. Yes temperament!!! As if the pc will explode or melt if removed ever. That's all I have hope this leads you to a much less complicated choice!

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I'm not sure where you're going with this comment. Based on my experience, Logitech works with Logitech and Dell works with Dell. period. the unifying software for Dell does not work with Logitech and vice-versa. Why Dell does not sell replacement dongles is beyond me.

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The receiver dell uses is Logitech with Dell branding. If you don't believe me find the receiver, look on the bottom of it for the model number and do a Google search for it. I suggested that for my user over 6 months ago, and she has had zero issues with it.

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Hi Shadow. What unifying software (Dell or Logitech) did you use to get the Logitech dongle to talk to the Dell KB and Mouse? Also what version of the software?

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https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-C-U0007-... the latest driver will suffice, should just plug and play with the logitech software. Just go through the setup steps

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Sorry that this won't actually solve your problem, but if you do end up buying another mouse/keyboard set-up, may I suggest SIIG "Wireless Extra-Duo Keyboard and Mouse Combo" (#JK-WR0J12-S1)?

And my suggestion comes with these two reasons,

1. Very economical and built fairly well (Have had mine for over 2 years now) but the coup de grâce is definately:

2. It has a slot to store your usb dongle in when you are on the move, keeping it from sticking out and braking as you drag it in and out of your bag, drawer, what have you. Or worse, twisting your USB internal port to non-compliance with your motherboard!

Just a friendly suggestion, and here's a picture of where the storage area is. And it really holds it tight, hasn't fallen out on its own on me yet.

Hope this helps someone!

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