allObjects, thanks. It's a bit of crash damage i'm affraid. A cheapo Gumtree purchase and the keyboard sometimes works but sometimes doesn't regardless of any 'load'.
I got a Logitech combined wireless keyboard/mouse combo that shares usb reciever.
Gordon - When using terminal i use the /dev/tty..... when i try to connect in the IDE this doesn't come up as an option and i select /dev/cu
The only i had with 'screen' was resolved by not typing the '9600'at the end of the line when connecting.
Not sure what to check in my Settings? I don't see the Pico in the 'Network' page