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Lost USB connector. What to do?

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I have a now-somewhat-old Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard which I lost the USB transmitter. It's fairly new, but I haven't been able to use it so I threw it in my closet months ago (or years ago) and forgot about it. I've been trying to replace the USB transmitter but unsuccessfully. I recently acquired a Microsoft nano receiver and was hopeful that this might work with the keyboard, but it doesn't appear to be the case. Anyone have any experience in this kind of stuff? I wonder if there is a way to program this nano receiver to work with my media keyboard. I thought these nano receivers were programmable, aren't they?
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what model is the keyboard?
    
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It just says All-in-One Media by Microsoft. On the sticker it says model number is 1532 1496 (not sure what this means though).
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does it look like this?

    
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No, it looks like this.
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ah...i see what you mean by all in one
    
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post #7 of 8
I know logitech sells a secondary receiver if you lose it for their products but not sure about Microsoft things. I did some searching and couldn't find anything so you might be out of luck, but then again I am not too familiar with receivers/transmitters so Im not sure if theres a way to use another simple usb style receiver and have it be seen that way.
post #8 of 8
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I know. Logitech always sells a replacement, but Microsoft doesn't. So they keep telling me to buy a new set of keyboards. mad.gif Thanks for trying through.
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