I have a Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard 1.0A and a Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0A and have had them around 3 years or so. They were given to me with a computer but as the computer wasn't working I didn't have a chance to use them until about a year and a half ago. Up until now they have been working fine, almost without event. I currently have them plugged into a laptop and my girlfriend unplugged them the other day to plug into her laptop so she could play a game. After plugging them back into the original laptop only the keyboard will work.
I have pressed the sync button on the receiver and then on the mouse itself and it seems to work as the lights on the receiver go from flashing to solid, yet when I move the mouse it doesn't respond on the screen. I tried changing the batteries, moving all other devices away from the reciever, unlpugging it, resetting the computer, everything. I searched Microsoft Support but it seems my mouse is an outdated model and there is literally NO info on how to fix it. I tried the steps they suggested on other Wireless models but to no avail. What could the problem be?