TIP: Using Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse for Bluetooth on a PPC Mac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by manureman, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. manureman, Feb 17, 2012
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    manureman macrumors newbie

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    Been using my V470 flawlessly for years but since about 2 weeks ago I've been having problems, right to the point of putting it aside and used a Wacom tablet instead, but it's cumbersome.

    I suspected there's something wrong with the old Logitech driver, so I went to the company's site and downloaded a fresh driver copy. But when it's downloaded I found out it's for Intel only! And I can't find any of the old drivers (for PPC machines) there.

    Before I throw out the V470 and buy a new one, I decided to do a bit of research and found SteerMouse, billed as an "advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mouse". It's free.

    http://plentycom.jp/en/steermouse/

    STEPS:

    1. Deleted the Logitech driver using it's app LCC (it resided in the Application/Utilities).

    2. installed Steermouse.

    3. restarted the Mac

    4. used the Bluetooth Pref Panel to pair the old V470 to the Mac.

    5. Started Steermouse and it immediately recognised the mouse.

    6. Done! My mouse came to life, acting as if it's totally new again and so far no problems!

    Thought I'd share.

    cheers!

    mnrmn
     
  2. skinniezinho macrumors 6502a

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    I think that mouse is a jackpot in terms of macOs.
    I had 2 units in the past, both worked fine in Windows, in MacOS, with or without LCC after a while they began hanging...
    THis on a intel macbook.
    I just asked logitech to change it for an RF mouse, it works fine with lcc in powerpc and intel.
     
  3. archtopshop macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the good info.
     
  4. skinniezinho macrumors 6502a

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    just read the whole post...
    send mail to the logitech, they will give you the latest version for powerpc.I guess it is the v330.
     
  5. McMarijke macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. I followed all the steps thinking this might be the solution, however, my V470 doesn't get recognized at all.
    The batteries are ok and the mouse is switched on. I also searched a lot on the web, but didn't find any solution yet.
    I also tried to connect with wifi off, in case there is interference, but my bluetooth set-up assistant won't recognized the mouse.
    It worked perfectly fine on Leopard. Now I upgraded to a Macbook Pro with Lion. I'm very happy with it, except this bluetooth issue and the lack of a numlock key and numeric pad option by use of the fn-button.

    Any advice about the mice would be very welcome. I'm running 10.7.2
     
  6. Macfiji macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. I followed all the steps thinking this might be the solution, however, my V470 doesn't get recognized at all.
    The batteries are ok and the mouse is switched on. I also searched a lot on the web, but didn't find any solution yet.
    I also tried to connect with wifi off, in case there is interference, but my bluetooth set-up assistant won't recognized the mouse.
    It worked perfectly fine on Leopard. Now I upgraded to a Macbook Pro with Lion. I'm very happy with it, except this bluetooth issue and the lack of a numlock key and numeric pad option by use of the fn-button.

    Any advice about the mice would be very welcome. I'm running 10.7.2


    I followed the procedure and happily get my nearly thrown out mice back in full use.

    I would suggest that you try pairing with bluetooth first before opening SteerMouse.

    Thanks manureman:):):)
     

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