have the key words safe - funds are in the wallet.
was originally setup on dae.
all new installs, all new Nanos ( i have 3), drivers upto date
dae. won’t authorize delegating or transfers - sees the device, goes to pin no#, authorize private key - then can’t find the device - tried direct USB, uninstalled mouse drivers etc. nothing - tried in admin mode - no difference.
OK - so try to connect the hardware wallet Nano S to Yoroi or adalite - connects OK - but comes with a message about Byron wallet - which is odd - since Nano S is checked as a Shelley wallet - then loads with different wallet addresses and no funds there.
Around and around in circles, can’t get access to the thing.
I might mention that a research has shown that it’s almost impossible to get the actual private key for Cardano off the Nano S which appears to make it a very poor choice - since backing up with seed words is in a sense idiot mode and all you really need is your actual private key.
I don’t know what to do - the wallet is there, the funds are there, but there’s no way to access them - what was supposed to be more security is now a techie mess of downloads updates, reinstall, uninstall and etc. etc. etc. and the funds are inaccessible.
Now I just have a liability in the form of these three devices that won’t connect to anything and clearly the funds are not exactly secure, if I cannot myself access them.
I’ve tried to reinstall the Nano S from the keywords, they work, it loads, I’ve tried to reinstall Dae. from clean - doesn’t make any difference.
I’ve tried on 3 different PCs - same same same -
Dae. can’t find the Nano S when it comes to upload the public key and Yori and Adalite load but don’t find the wallet with the funds.
I hope that endless techie mess is not the future of finance - because this ain’t it "-)
any help much appreciated.
and please don’t tell me to update the drivers "