wireless mouse won't control my computer's mouse pointer
Are all the
needed cables connected? You must be sure to connect the
mouse cable to your computer's serial port or mouse bus port.
There is either a separate cable that comes from your panel
or projector, or there is some type of receiving device with
a cable. A lot of people wrongly assume that hooking up the
cable for the screen image is enough to connect the mouse.
It isn't. The mouse connection is an additional hook-up.
mouse before turning on your computer. Regardless of whether
you are a Mac user, or are using a serial or PS/2 style mouse
on your PC, it is best to connect the
mouse cables before you power on your computer. Yes, there
are situations where you can safely connect a mouse after
the computer is already on and it will be detected. However,
there are more situations where it can cause damage and/or
the computer will not detect the mouse so it won't
operate. Why take the chance? If you must know more details,
a PS/2 bus mouse will never work unless it is connected
before the computer is turned on. Some mouse drivers will
detect a serial mouse automatically while the computer is
on, others require that you manually tell the driver to search
for a new serial mouse. If you connect or disconnect any mouse
on a poorly designed mouse or serial port, damage can occur
to the computer. Most, but not all, computers have some protection
against this, but why put it to the test?
If the mouse connection to your computer was 9-pin serial
type, and you are using an adapter (so you can use a PS/2—round—type
mouse connector), be sure you used only the adapter that came
with the projector, panel or wireless mouse. If you attempt
to use an adapter from some other mouse or device, it probably
will not work. Either use the original adapter, or use the
9-pin serial port on your computer. If you never had an adapter,
don't waste you money buying one, it won't work.
- Confusing hookups.
Some projectors, such as the Sharp XG-NV2 and XG-NV3, have
two mouse connectors. This provides the ability to connect and
control two different mice, corresponding to two different computer
inputs. Unfortunately, this feature can be a source for confusion
when using only one computer source with the projector, due
to the location of the inputs. You must be sure to use mouse
connector #1 when using computer input #1 or your mouse won't
work. Furthermore, you must make sure to select that input on
the remote to activate the mouse port.