Originally Posted by GnatGoSplat
Probably would have been cheaper to run Mobile Mouse or similar app on a $10 Android phone than to buy the YY993. For some reason, I still prefer to have real buttons on a remote.
I could never understand how people use smartphones as remotes comfortably. Smartphones are wide as hell and are meant to be gripped firmly or they slide out. No physical buttons also means you have a constant light source every time you turn on the touch screen to tap on a button or view info. Completely uncomfortable imo.
I had the remote and bought the board off ebay 4 years ago, sadly the proprietary cable didn't come packaged in. I live in a "tech desert" so had no hope of sourcing the cable here. The remote and board remained stowed away for almost half a decade until I decided to tear apart an old vista laptop I had at home yesterday. Found a header cable inside that looked like it might just fit... the header cable as for the laptop's two usb ports. I remember hearing how proprietary the dell remote's cable was and was scared of trying to make this thing work with it but thought what the hell, it's been five years and if it goes I had no chance of finding the right cable anyways.
A bit of rewiring with a usb cable, plug in the tiny header into the board, hook it up to the PC and BAM, it's detected and drivers are installing!
So turns out a usb header from a laptop works just as well
One thing to note: the tray icon app (link from thread
) needs to be put in compatibility mode or it will constantly fail. Also, if the remote's mouse starts drooping for no reason set it on a table, double press the gyration button and leave it until the board/dongle stops blinking. It needs recalibration every once in a while (I knew this because I had an old gyration non-lcd remote so was accustomed to this but good to know for newcomers).
One more thing. I have had a gyration remote pretty much since 2008 or so. These remotes while packing a lot of features fail in one department: customisability. If you want to use this on PC and you want to customise the buttons, there is only one solution: intelliremote
This is really the most relable way for you to remap a gyration or dell m2010 remote's buttons. Here are my mapping files to get you started should you choose to get intelliremote: