Sticking key on keyboard

  tonyx1302 16:06 17 Nov 2008
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My Microsoft wireless keyboard to my desktop pc has got a letter that doesn't work. I have tried jiggling about with it etc and blowing any dust away but it will not function. It cannot be the batteries as the keyboard works ok except for the one key.
Any suggestions please ?


Tony

  chub_tor 16:20 17 Nov 2008

Unless you are prepared to dismantle the keyboard and clean the key's contacts then you have no option but to buy a new keyboard.

  tonyx1302 17:10 17 Nov 2008

Thanks chub-tor. I thought that was the answer but just checked with the forum first
Tony

  Halmer 18:19 17 Nov 2008

and squirt a dab of silicone spray (from Halfords) on the mechanism.

I did this a year ago when I had the same problem and mine has worked OK since.

Nothing to lose I suppose other than four or five quid but then again keyboards aren't that expensive nowadays.

  Switcher 00:26 18 Nov 2008

You could assign one of the function keys to represent the key. Either use KEYTWEAK or use escape codes and write a batch file to run on start up to remap a function key

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