How to use a bluetooth mouse model 5189urf

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How to use a bluetooth mouse model 5189urf
A Bluetooth mouse is completely wireless, freeing up valuable input slots for other devices. (wireless computer mouse image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com)

Bluetooth technology has taken the wireless world of computing one step further by eliminating the need for a USB connection, thereby freeing up needed ports and connection slots. Bluetooth devices are configured to recognise each other and connect when they are within range, and the Hewlett-Packard 5189URF is no exception. Designed for Windows operating systems, the HP5189URF Bluetooth mouse requires the installation of its specific driver in order to add the mouse to the list of devices your computer can recognise. Once the driver is installed, you will have a truly wireless mouse.

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Things you need

  • Bluetooth-enabled computer
  • Bluetooth mouse 5189URF installation disc

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the installation CD that came with your 5189URF Bluetooth mouse into your computer's CD drive. Depending on the version of your OS, a permission window may appear before you begin the installation. Click on the "Continue" or "Allow" option in this window.

  2. 2

    Click "Run Program" and allow the driver utility to install itself. When the installation is complete, eject the program CD from your CD drive.

  3. 3

    Turn your Bluetooth mouse on so it is discoverable and set near your computer. Click "Start," "Control Panel," "Hardware and Sound" and double-click the "Bluetooth Devices" icon to open a list of Bluetooth devices your computer can recognise. You should see your mouse model number in the list.

  4. 4

    Highlight your mouse model number and click "Add Device." An "Add Device Wizard" will walk you through the final installation steps and add your mouse to the list of Bluetooth devices connected to your computer.

  5. 5

    Close the Control Panel. Your mouse should be in working order as long as both the computer and the mouse are on.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure the batteries in your mouse are fresh for the strongest Bluetooth signal.
  • If you do not have an installations disc, you can download the driver utility from one of the many driver download sites on the Internet or from the HP Support & Drivers site (see Resources).
  • You can also access installation information from the Windows OS Help menu item offline.
  • If you download the driver, be sure you are downloading from a safe site to avoid possible viruses that can damage your computer.
  • If your mouse does not reconnect automatically after your first session, you may have to go back into the Control Panel and refresh the Bluetooth recognised device list by going through the Add Device Wizard again.

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