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Old 11-24-2004, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy serious keyboard problem

Certain keys won't work properly without I hit them very hard...namely 'g', 'h' and 'back space/delete'.

This is incredibly frustrating and prevents me from working properly. The problem might stem from when a new hard disk was installed in September.

I'm using a Compaq Armada m700 laptop. (Windows 2000).

Would appreciate any suggestions you might 'ave.

Tanks in advance...


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Old 11-24-2004, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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keyboard keys can be removed. just pop them off with something. most computer toolkits have a special tool for this. after that take a pen and jab the stopper inside the keyhole. have a txt editor open and in focus so you can see the text appear. then pop the key back on

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Old 11-24-2004, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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followed your instructions to the letter and they have improved the problem keys a lot!! They still stick a little but are certainly a lot better. A very simple recipe for a really irritating problem.

Would be interesting to know why this problem occurred in the first place - dust ?

Anyway, thanks very much for your help

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Old 11-24-2004, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Purchase a new one, you can get them for like $3 now
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i want to get a new keyboard for christmas. My current keyboard is so infested with crap, its probly a health hazard.
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