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11-Jun-2007, 11:24 AM #1
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Yesterday the space bar on my computer (Win XP) went weird (physically) and now it is hard for me to type, as I have to try to press the space bar in the right place. This is definitely nothing to do with the actual computer, so that is out of the question. I have tried taking the key off and putting it back on, but I don't really know what to do. When I try to put it back on, either one end goes up, or it is so pressed down that you can't actually press it. Is there a specific way of putting the key back on, and what is it? Can anyone tell me how to put the key back on properly so it works? Thanks, Jack.
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11-Jun-2007, 11:26 AM #2
Hi and welcome. I'd probably suggest buying a new keyboard
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11-Jun-2007, 11:29 AM #3
Have you checked for any loose particles that may have lodged in the keyboard?
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11-Jun-2007, 11:32 AM #4
I must have been typing when you posted your answer, AcaCandy.
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11-Jun-2007, 12:08 PM #5
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Hi and welcome. I'd probably suggest buying a new keyboard
It's on my laptop though, so I could buy a keyboard to use separately, but that would defeat the point of having a laptop.
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11-Jun-2007, 12:31 PM #6
You failed to mention that tidbit

Per chance is it under warranty?
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11-Jun-2007, 12:57 PM #7
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Sorry, yeah, I would have bought another keyboard if it was as simple as that.
It's still under guarantee, and I've emailed the company asking what I should do, so I should get a response from them soon. Thanks anyway.
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11-Jun-2007, 01:01 PM #8
Keep us posted.
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11-Jun-2007, 01:02 PM #9
Will do.
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22-Sep-2007, 06:49 AM #10
Hi I'm new (found this topic by Googling).

I have a similar problem (having swapped keyboards with my son yesterday, as I wanted a cream-coloured one, as I couldn't always see the letters on the keys on the black keyboard when it got darker).

I have to click in the middle or to the left on the spacebar for it to work, which is a nuisance as I usually use my right thumb for spacebar.
The right side of the spacebar seems loose - does nothing when pressed.
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23-Sep-2007, 08:07 AM #11
sorry to bump this up, but it's slipped back a lot, and I'm desperate, I'm fed up of having to edit words that all run together
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