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Space bar not working properly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jack.howson, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. jack.howson

    jack.howson Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. I'd probably suggest buying a new keyboard ;)
     
  3. smeegle

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    Have you checked for any loose particles that may have lodged in the keyboard?
     
  4. smeegle

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    I must have been typing when you posted your answer, AcaCandy.
     
  5. jack.howson

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    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.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    :eek: You failed to mention that tidbit :D :D

    Per chance is it under warranty?
     
  7. jack.howson

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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.
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Keep us posted. :)
     
  9. jack.howson

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    Will do.
     
  10. mazb

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    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.
     
  11. mazb

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    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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