WINDOWS VISTA X64
MICROSOFT WIRELESS KEYBOARD 6000 V2.0
While in the middle of a session yesterday evening(july 13), i had set down the keyboard for a moment. when i picked it up; the battery light had turned off.
ok, replaced the batteries; no result
ok, replaced batteries again; no result
ok, tried batteries in girlfriend's maintenance/self-reliance utility; both sets demonstrated above satisfactory compliance
ok, when i install batteries or push them against anode; battery light energizes for approximately 30 sec and goes out during which it still does not respond, ie. type cntrl/alt/del nothing
ok, checked status of keyboard and keyboard driver in control panel; "device working properly"/"driver up to date"-however last driver update:2006, huh?!
ok, went to microsoft/keyboard troubleshooting, downloaded software http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838398
not compatible with 64 bit os/ not even sure good for actual product-DUH! me
ok, check recent windows updates; july 13, 2009 windows defender definition update, july 11, 2009 graphics card update and monitor update; cannot find in the uninstall list-identified by incongruent indentification titles/ character codes(have not tried to cross-reference, the uninstall list records specific title and code/ actual update history records different specific title and different type code)
ok, go to system restore; no restore points recorded-comletely customized system bought from third party-i have failed to make any restore points since i acquired system-DUM ME!
ok, there is imageburn software on the system but i don't know how to utilize it and not sure that this situation requires this drastic of an action as to wipe to previous state, not a big deal however- i don't have anything critical saved/ programs i care about
please advise, have i gone about this the right way?, what have i missed?(i have not cleaned the keyboard-will do in the mean time), and thank you for this great site!