Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard
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Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by kenndann on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:41 pm

Hi,

The Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard that I bought has a glitch. The backslash-vertical bar key displays an octothorpe # and a tilde ~ instead. Shifted 2 is a " (although the 2 works) and shifted 3 is a British pound character (although the 3 works).

I assume this isn't right . . . .

Any suggestions?

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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by Nostromo on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:25 pm

Mine doesn't work at all... connection LED is blinking, dongle is recognized by the system but seems to be unable to establish a connection. Holding FN+F1 for 10 seconds doesn't do anything.
Any ideas ? Before I send this back from Switzerland to the states I throw it in the bin and forget about it.
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by Nostromo on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:45 pm

Okay on the website the say, that holding the F1 key when switching the keyboard on should perform the pairing... failed :x
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by adafruit on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:03 pm

what happens if you keep it powered via the mini USB connection?
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by Nostromo on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:06 pm

Red charging LED goes on again (had it fully charged before) but still no connection :(
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by adafruit on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:08 pm

Have you tried it on a normal computer/laptop as well? in case its the Pi
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by Nostromo on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:12 pm

Tried on both and on several different ports, always the same: The yellow LED is blinking endlessly. I tried different procedures with F1 on poweron as mentioned in the FAQ on the manufacturers page, still no success.
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by kenndann on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:42 pm

I have used my unit with several computers, including my raspi and they all connect fine, but all have the character problem.

I would like if the keyboard were to stay active longer; It times out and goes into sleep mode after about five minuets of inactivity. I have to switch it on and off again to reconnect.

So, what do I do about this character issue? If characters were just on different keys I could get by, but with important ones missing it's kinda useless.
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by adafruit on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:47 pm

kenndann wrote:I have used my unit with several computers, including my raspi and they all connect fine, but all have the character problem.

I would like if the keyboard were to stay active longer; It times out and goes into sleep mode after about five minuets of inactivity. I have to switch it on and off again to reconnect.

So, what do I do about this character issue? If characters were just on different keys I could get by, but with important ones missing it's kinda useless.


have you set the locale on the pi? that affects what keycodes == what characters
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Re: Buggy Miniature Wireless USB Keyboard

by adafruit on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:48 pm

Nostromo wrote:Tried on both and on several different ports, always the same: The yellow LED is blinking endlessly. I tried different procedures with F1 on poweron as mentioned in the FAQ on the manufacturers page, still no success.


email support@adafruit to get a new wireless keyboard replacement
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