10-14-2012 02:15 AM - edited 10-14-2012 02:19 AM
I've searched everywhere for a solution to this, but couldn't find "the one"
So... I purchased an M325 mouse a while ago and started to use it since about 3 weeks ago. I had been using it fine until the mouse stopped responding yesterday. It has not since, but the mouse still lights up when turned on or off so my suspicion is the receiver since Windows does not recognize it anymore.**EDIT** Neither does the Unifying Software!**EDIT**
Here's a list of everything I tried:
I have not however plugged into a different machine. This step will come when I have access to another one.
My question is if it works on other machines, what should I do from then? Or if it doesn't work on other machines, what are my next steps? New receiver? Or just a general upgrade? I kinda liked having a small mouse for the laptop, but if it's this much trouble...
I am on Windows x64. Standard Lenovo G570, no mods or shenanigans, other than trying to make Device Manager show me that I plugged something in.
10-16-2012 12:23 PM
Is there any error message when the Unifying receiver is plugged in? If an error message does come up (Example: "USB device not recognized"), then the driver might not be loading properly. If that's the case, try power draining the laptop:
-Unplug the unifying receiver.
-Turn the laptop off.
-Remove the battery of the laptop. Make sure it's not plugged in to an electrical outlet.
-Press and hold the power button of the laptop for 30 seconds
-Put the battery back in then turn it back ON.
-Plug the Unifying receiver back in and check if it's recognized.
If there's no error message at all when the Unifying receiver is plugged in, then the Unifying receiver is not being physically detected by the laptop at all. This might be a problem with the USB ports or with the Unifying receiver itself. Test the Unifying receiver on another computer. If the Unifying receiver is still not working on another computer, then it's a hardware defect. You can call the Logitech Support Team of your region for a warranty claim. If the Unifying receiver works on another computer, then it's most probably a computer or a Windows problem. You need to contact Microsoft or your computer's manufacturer.
I hope this helps.
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10-17-2012 01:39 PM
I have a similar problem, but I can add one additional piece to the puzzle. I did plug the receiver into another laptop and the mouse works fine. Also, I just completed all the steps as described and when I plugged in the receiver, it said Windows didn't recognize it.
I spent 34 minutes on the support line this morning and according to the tech, "no one else has reported this problem". I suggested they check their support forum occasionally or for that matter -- Google "Logitech m325 stopped working" to get a sense of how many people have the same problem.
Two pieces of information I can add are that I have Windows 7 and the computer I plugged it into is still running Windows XP. However, I have a second M325 on a laptop in my office that's running Windows 7 and (for now) that one is still operating.
09-15-2013 03:58 PM - edited 09-15-2013 04:02 PM
just to let you all know i have the same problem also thought is was just mine until i googled it and found out i'm not the only one ,many,many have the same problem ,,m325 stopped working,so i agree the tech needs to get in touch with how many have the problem.Is there a real solution this problem??????
10-08-2013 04:56 PM
Yes, I see records for this going back years. Within the first week, the receiver quit working with one of my ports. Just now (four weeks after purchase), it quit working with the other two as well. I'll never buy a logitech product again. And I'm not going to do this ridiculous power-cycling my laptop business; thanks, but no one has reported that working that I've seen. More business for Microsoft; I hope they get some real competition someday.
06-29-2015 09:10 AM
tap the nose of the mouse on a hard surface, a few times if one time doesn't do it. I have been thru two of these mice and that is the only thing that works. Weird thing is my wife's M325 doesn't do it on her computer.
06-29-2015 09:26 AM
what are the other alternatives? You just gave the easiest one. my receiver works fine and no message when I plug it in. I found tapping the mouse on its nose, a little hard, makes the moouse start working again.
07-15-2015 01:08 PM
The fact that no one from Logitech has answered all these inquiries speaks volumes. It is a hardware defect. Maybe Logitech needs to find someone besides China to make their electronics.
07-22-2015 10:52 AM
08-03-2015 11:49 AM - edited 08-03-2015 12:04 PM
low tech hack for a high tech problem ...
softpoint reinstall yada yada as above nothing worked.
Then I took a tiny piece of aluminum foil and jammed it in the positive terminal on the battery with a tooth pick.
Its the junk lil spring that makes intermittant contact with the battery. Try not to get so exicited while you're gaming.