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Last Hussar17 Jul 2016 4:34 a.m. PST

Got a Bluetooth mouse for Christmas (Sandstrom SMBT14). Paired fine with m tablet.

Anyway a couple of months ago the tablet hung, and I had to do a reset to factory.

Now the mouse doesn't like any of the pairing codes I type in. I've lost the manual.

Any ideas?

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member17 Jul 2016 7:31 a.m. PST

make sure the devices are discoverable.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2016 10:20 a.m. PST

First, google the mouse model number, the manual is probably a PDF somewhere on the internet.

I'd also remove and reinsert the batteries for the mouse. Never hurts.

Check the bluetooth settings on the tablet and make sure they are what you think they are.

Curious that you're using a mouse with a tablet. They usually have touch screens…

Last Hussar18 Jul 2016 4:53 p.m. PST

Ravenscraft – I'm fairly certain I'm making it discoverable the right way- I get the pairing box up asking for a code.

Andrew – this appears to be the only Sandstrom product which the manual isn't on the Web! I've also been wondering about taking the battery out.

The reason I have a mouse and BT keyboard is I can use it as a portable word processor- mouse is much more accurate than a finger, often I'm one character out! Far more transportable than the laptop, and the Lenovo I have has a really good battery life (plus a flip out stand). I have a sleeve for the tablet, and one for the keyboard, mouse, wires etc

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2016 8:23 a.m. PST

Looking over this thread (days late), a couple other things occurred to me…

First, try checking the manual for similar products by the same manufacturer. Often they're the same electronics in different cases, or ancestors/descendants of the same electronics. The procedures for things like pairing are often the same across a line.

Second, is this an Android tablet? Yup, trying to get your cursor in the right spot is a pain. I like how iOS handles this, you get a zoom in when you hold your finger over text and can put the cursor right where you want it. If there's a way to do this on Android someone should tell us.

Third, I think you meant "pairing". If you meant "paring" I'm giving you pretty irrelevant suggestions.

Last Hussar23 Jul 2016 4:08 a.m. PST

If you meant "paring" I'm giving you pretty irrelevant suggestions
Cutting me down to size! grin

The tablet and phone does zoom in- different appearances, so I'm wondering if it is manufacturer specific.

They dont appear to do any other mice – the keyboard obviously allow you to type in. I'll check their stereos etc – good bit of lateral thinking.

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