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Keyboard wakes up with stuck key

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stonehenge98, Apr 27, 2015.

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  1. stonehenge98

    stonehenge98 Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I just found the website, looks great! Got a quick question; Wondering if anybody can help...I tried doing a search but couldn't find this exact problem, sorry if I'm repeating a thread.

    I have a Logitech K350 wireless keyboard and Windows 7. It worked fine for a while, but now, if I don't use it for a while, as soon as I press a key on it, it will wakeup in a cold sweat, muttering the same thing over and over until I slap it across the face and tell it to settle down. Well, it triggers a key continually until I press more keys and it'll stop. It does it for a while, then it'll work perfectly fine for a bit of time, then it'll decide to start doing it again, but it'll be a different key. It used to be / then it was i for a while, and it seems like now it's F5 because if I try to type in a new website after sitting on one for a while, I get out a couple letters, then the page just refreshes and it'll look like I'm continually refreshing (the refresh arrow will keep flickering) until I mash a whole bunch of keys and it'll stop and work perfectly fine until I don't use it for like, 5 minutes again. I tried replacing the batteries and updating the software and firmware but it's still doing it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CleaverX

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    Have you tried a different keyboard?
     
  3. jamesx121

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    If it's like mine---- it's had stuff spilled on it, chip &
    cracker crumbs on it.
    I would take a eye glass wipe or a baby wipe & wipe
    it down as much as you can.
    use a can of air to blow out the dust between the
    keys.
    if you are willing to take a chance---.
    remove the battery if wireless or pull the USB
    cord from the computer if wired.
    take a Q-tip and dip it in to 90% rubbing alcohol .
    squeeze the q-tip to remove the extra rubbing
    alcohol. then clean between the keys the best
    you can.
    the baby / eye wipes // cab of air won't hurt your
    keyboard.
    the q-tip is taking a chance. if extreme measures
    are required
     
  4. stonehenge98

    stonehenge98 Thread Starter

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    well, no... it's not physically stuck. It just inputs that key continuously.

    And I haven't tried another keyboard yet, I have to get access to one. Plus, I like this one... if I can get it fixed, I'd rather keep this one going.
     
  5. jamesx121

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    Being a $50 keyboard from logitech. I would say it
    came with its own keyboard program to change
    profiles.
    see if it's been updated.
    if not then your problem is on the keyboard itself.
    even if U say the board is clean.
    the plastic keys are there just for U to push.
    a lot of boards, you can pop the keys out. there
    is a little copper contact under the plastic key.
    that is what sends the signal
    either something is still making contract with the copper after U let go of the plastic key (pop back up )
    or its weak.
    after buying a couplel expensive gaming keyboard // mouse sets. I have learned to just buy El Cheapoos.
    mouse go out, just through away.
    U are going to have to look at the copper contacts
    be careful of the space bar. It will have a little strip
    attached to the plastic key. Easy to break.
     
  6. stonehenge98

    stonehenge98 Thread Starter

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    james, man, appreciate you taking your time to attempt to help, but I'm not sure you're actually reading what I'm saying...

    it's not a key that I press that is doing it.... and it stops as soon as I hit any button, usually don't hit the one that is repeating. And I said in the original post that I updated everything.
     
  7. jamesx121

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    on the software side I was just trying to cover the basic.
    I wish I could show U a video of a keyboard taken
    apart.
    there is a copper template running clear across the
    keyboard under the keys
    U just proved my point.
    U posted ""when i tuch any key the problem stops .""
    something is causing pressure on the copper template
    when U are not touching a key.
    look on youtube---i,m sure there videos of keyboards
    being taken apart.
    if nothing else replace the keyboard---

    be well
    james
     
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