Dongle replacement

Dylan Leroux 51 Reputation points

Hello, I live in France. I have bought the following bluetooth keyboard some years ago : A very simple but awesome product. Unfortunately, I have lost the dongle. Would any other dongle work? If no, any driver is required? Living in France, I don't think I can ask Microsoft to send me a new dongle, but I'm not sure. Thank you very much for your help.

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  1. Karlie Weng 15,681 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Dylan Leroux

    Sorry to hear you're experiencing this issue!

    The Microsoft keyboard and USB dongle are paired and will only work with each other, so the dongles are unique and come as a set.

    The frequency between the receiver and device are matched. USB dongle is coded to work with just your device , so a replacement is not possible to get.

    Contact Microsoft Store Support

    Best Regards


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  1. Dylan Leroux 51 Reputation points

    So I'm left with a useless (but fully working when paired..) keyboard. I can't just throw it away..

    Can you link me to how I can contact the Microsoft hardware support?

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  2. Jeffery Hall 5 Reputation points

    Why isn't THIS knocking down their ESG score?!?

    How many thousands of tons of e-waste has Microsoft caused (and continues to do so) by making products that can ONLY EVER have ONE dongle paired to its components. We just had a major office cleanout and there was one cubic yard box completely filled with Microsoft keyboards and mice that can't be used anymore because the dongle wasn't with the devices when cleaning up.

    Why isn't THIS knocking down their ESG score?!?

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  3. S.Sengupta 16,561 Reputation points MVP

    Microsoft doesn’t not recommend to pair the device with other receivers, you may please contact the Microsoft hardware support if you are having issues with the keyboard receiver-

    It seems you have to buy a new one.

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  4. Vince Mongiardo 0 Reputation points

    I know this is an old question, but the solution is to buy Logitech devices. Whether or not the original device comes with a Logitech "unifying" USB receiver, you can get such a "unifying" receiver from online vendors such as Amazon (or find someone who has a spare). Then, with a simple, downloadable utility, you'd pair your old Logitech device to the new dongle. The unifying receiver looks like this (note the orange star):


    Going this route does still involve the purchase of a new device, but the long-term benefits outweigh the initial purchase, IMHO.