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Hello everyone! I have received a wireless Keyboard that uses a USB receiver to function.

The only problem is I lost the receiver of that very keyboard, making it unusable.

Is there a way to replace the USB Receiver? The keyboard seems like an Chinese OEM brand called Weibo WB-8068 and there's no way I can find anything about it - from their website to other information 

 
Posted : 20/06/2023 6:10 am
marcdraco
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From my own experience (which is limited when it comes to dongles) there are usually two types. Bluetooth - but they rarely come with a dongle and a 2.4Mhz (if memory serves) transmitted that uses an unlicensed band for all sorts of things including wireless internet and cordless phones.

The receivers *seem* fairly generic and appear as a human interface device/keyboard to the computer but will pretty much latch onto any keyboard broadcasting in range of about 6-10 feet (a couple of metres but YMMV).

I would suggest the best place to look is eBay and hope you can find a dongle-driven wireless keyboard from a manufacturer no one ever heard of that someone is selling for parts. Given the low cost of these things you'd be hard pressed to find a unicorn like that.

The good thing is the Chinese copy pretty much everything so an unknown name is likely to be compatible with every other no-name brand out there.

It might be less hassle to buy a used one anyway as, unless they are Bluetooth which comes with a licencing cost, they are pretty cheap these days. 


Take everything I say with a pinch of salt, I might be wrong!

 
Posted : 20/06/2023 11:41 pm
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@marcdraco I thank you for the reply! I must ask, would a cheap OEM wireless mouse with the dongle receiver possibly work? This keyboard supposedly comes with a wireless mouse and they use a single dongle. From what I can understand from your comment, a dongle from a wireless mouse would suffice, right? Also, eBay isn't available in my place as it's expensive and takes longer, so I looked at Philippine Online Markets (i live at Philippines)

 

 
Posted : 21/06/2023 9:46 am
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Unlikely a mouse dongle would work as the USB side of things is telling Windows it's a cordless mouse transceiver and the radio side is getting data (which it will likely ignore) from the keyboard. It's been a while since I tinkered but I have seen dual-mode transceiver dongles that act as a combined device. I was about to say "plug the dongle in to check" but then D'UH! If the dongle can work a mouse or a keyboard then it will be able to do both simultaneously.

If you can at least *browse* eBay (American, Australian and European English sites are good) you might well find the information you need but if the receiver was a dual-mode HID (mouse/kb) then you'd need the same. There is a fancy word that I should know for multiple USB devices in in a single device identifier but I'll be DIYed  if I can remember it. (It'll come to me in bed, you watch!)

EDIT:

Annnnnd... I did "unifying" (uni = one, you see?) and that one does come with the USB dongle inside the mouse. I assume you didn't just leave it in there? (I've done it... with my unified keyboard and trackpad, no less!)

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Posted : 21/06/2023 11:25 pm
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@marcdraco Hi! I did some research on that Unifying Receiver and found that it was a Logitech receiver/Unifying Technology. 

Some Quora Entires ( https://www.quora.com/What-devices-can-I-pair-with-my-Logitech-unifying-receiver-other-than-a-mouse-and-keyboard)  
( https://www.quora.com/Can-I-use-my-HP-mouse-with-Logitech-Unifying-receiver) leads me to the conclusion that it probably won't work on my cheap, 2 dollar out of 20 dollar set keyboard.

Though, I have seen so many Non-Unifying(not related to Logitech) Receivers, this one costing a dollar.
Is there a software I can use to instead re-program that receiver?

 
Posted : 04/07/2023 6:09 am
marcdraco
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No software that I'm aware of. Not saying it's impossible (in fact, it's quite likely that they have a few hundred bytes of storage on those devices, but I just don't know of anything.

Seems we're at an impasse I fear. I wish I could be more help but sometimes you just find yourself in a pickle.

I once lost at received in the mouse. By which I mean it was IN the mouse the whole time (almost 6 months) because I'd forgotten I'd put it there in a safe place that was designed for it.

:/


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Posted : 05/07/2023 7:48 pm
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Posted by: @mobygaming

Hello everyone! I have received a wireless Keyboard that uses a USB receiver to function.

The only problem is I lost the receiver of that very keyboard, making it unusable.

Is there a way to replace the USB Receiver? The keyboard seems like an Chinese OEM brand called Weibo WB-8068 and there's no way I can find anything about it - from their website to other information 

Hello!

I understand your situation, and I'll do my best to help you out. Losing the USB receiver for your wireless keyboard can be frustrating, but there might be a few potential solutions:

  1. Contact the Manufacturer: If you have the product details like the model number (Weibo WB-8068) or any other identifying information, try reaching out to the manufacturer's customer support. They may be able to provide you with a replacement USB receiver or offer alternative solutions.

  2. Universal USB Receiver: Some wireless keyboards and mice can work with a universal USB receiver. These receivers are designed to work with multiple devices from the same brand. Check if your keyboard supports this feature and purchase a compatible universal receiver.

  3. Third-Party USB Receivers: In some cases, you might find third-party USB receivers that claim to work with specific wireless keyboards. However, compatibility cannot be guaranteed, so make sure to check reviews and do some research before buying.

  4. Bluetooth: If your keyboard has Bluetooth capability, you might be able to connect it directly to your computer or device without a USB receiver. Check the user manual or look up online instructions on how to pair the keyboard via Bluetooth.

  5. Replacement Keyboards: Unfortunately, if none of the above options work, you might have to consider getting a replacement keyboard. Losing the USB receiver could render the current keyboard unusable, especially if it's not compatible with any other receiver or doesn't have Bluetooth.

Since you mentioned that the keyboard is from a Chinese OEM brand and information is scarce, it might be more challenging to find specific solutions. However, I hope the options provided above can help you resolve the issue or find a suitable alternative. Good luck!

 
Posted : 22/07/2023 10:36 pm
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Hello everyone

i need help too to find solution to reuse my microsoft desktop 900 mouse and keyboard that has lost donge.

i have 2 mouse and 1 keyboard and its in really good shape and feels very satisfying using it.

i thought logitech unifying receiver would help but it only works with logitech products.

is there any reprogrammable dongle that will be modified to work with this mouse and keyboard at the same time.

microsoft says once you lost dongle it makes mouse/keyboard unusable because it is uniquely paired to keyboard/mouse.

"The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900 operates only through the USB dongle which is uniquely paired. Dongles are uniquely and securely bound or programmed to the mouse or the keyboard and are sold as a matched set. Because of the secure binding or programming, we are unable to provide a replacement dongle that would work with the mouse or keyboard."

if you can help guys i will be very grateful.

 
 
Posted : 19/05/2024 3:04 pm