New iMac does not recognize Logitech Dinovo for Mac keyboard - Why?

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  1. Tigerman82 macrumors regular

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    I just bought a 21.5" iMac (2010 version) and wanted to connect it to my Logitech Dinovo Mac Edition Keyboard but it did not seem to recognize it. The keyboard uses a mini USB receiver which I plugged to the iMac and turned the keyboard on. Nothing. I tested the keyboard with my Windows XP -laptop and it immediately worked.

    I downloaded and installed the newest Logitech Control Center but that did not help either. However, for some reason the keyboard started to work all of a sudden. Then, when I plugged a USB memory stick to the iMac it again stopped working and wasn't recognized by the iMac. I can get it working again if I move the USB receiver to another USB slot.

    What do you think is the problem here? It's pretty strange that first the iMac acts like the USB receiver is broken or something (by not even recognizing it) and then it starts to work. I know Logitech software usually sucks but this keyboard should work even without it -- and it didn't.
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Its probably the keyboard. My friend had the exact problem and I tried the keyboard on three different macs and it didn't work. It wasn't the receiver either because we tried with my reciever. I have two of these keyboards and LOVE them btw. Also you may want to return it to he store you bought it from for replacement because if you call logitech they will tell you they no longer make the keyboard and will send you a crappy wave keyboard instead. EDIT oops I dn see that it worked on a windows machine.
     
  3. Tigerman82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm actually writing this with the keyboard in question. So it does work right now but I fear it becomes "unrecognizable" the minute I connect anything to the other USB slots or something. It did work perfectly with a Windows laptop. Could it be that for some reason it is not 100% Snow Leopard compatible or something. Anyway, I think I have the receipt still and the original package so I might just try to exhange it.
     
  4. Tigerman82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I have resolved this issue. I used Disk Utility and repaired disk rights. After I had done this, the keyboard has worked consistently. :)
     
  5. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    I've been driving myself crazy when my diNovo keyboard stopped working this morning. Even went out and bought new batteriest after the ones at home didn't fix the problem.

    Thanks God I found this thread because I was about to order a replacement. I ran disk utility and now it works..!
     

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