Using Logitech’s SetPoint Connect Utility to fix your mouse’s wireless connection

I recently bought a Logitech VX Revolution off eBay from a discount-store selling open-box and refurbished items. I intended to use it for my laptop as a portable mouse with just as many features as a desktop mouse. When I received it, the mouse could not connect to the receiver no matter what I tried. (Perhaps this was why it was an open box item)

Nothing appeared wrong with the mouse and plugging in the receiver did cause Windows to automatically detect it as a mouse. I was about ready to contact the seller and request a refund but some searching turned up a helpful forum thread with users describing the exact same problem as me. Thankfully, the fix is very simple: Use the Logitech SetPoint Connect Utility to re-synchronize/reconnect your mouse with the receiver.