Just broke my USB dongle, what do?

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  1. bungiefan89, Oct 15, 2012
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    bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a Logitech 305 wireless mouse. Works great with my Macbook. I've had the stubby little USB dongle plugged into the side of my laptop for a long time and after a little accident, some upward force was applied to the dongle and the black plastic part snapped off. Picture related:
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    That's what it looks like now. I plug it in and it still works, but I'm wondering if there's any way it can be repaired or replaced? Not the entire mouse and all, just the dongle? Thanks.

    EDIT: After some more testing, the mouse only works intermittently now. I need a replacement for the dongle.
     
  2. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Logitech sells replacement parts for sme of their products. Try contacting their support.
     
  3. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Logitech doesn't sell replacement parts for that model mouse on their website. You might have luck if you call them.

    Newer Logitech wireless devices use a "Unifying Receiver" that is one dongle that works with many different types of Logitech keyboards / mice / trackpads.

    Given the price of the mouse - it would probably be easier to buy a new one.

    Here's a support document about using a different dongle with your mouse from Logitech.
     

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  4. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    i would buy the unifying receiver from amazon for like 6 bucks. plug in the unifying receiver then download the special unifying software and pair the mouse with the receiver. Ive done this before with a 305 mouse that doesnt come with a unifying receiver but was able to pair it with another mouse i had that had the unifying receiver.

    the only annoying thing was after pairing the 305 mouse to the unifying receiver the old receiver did not work anymore and there was no way to undo it that i know of. in your case though your old receiver is broke so it doesnt matter.
     

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