From: Terry Pinnell
Subject: Re: OT: Sticky keys
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 10:00:12 +0100
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 09:00:12 +0000 (UTC)
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>In sci.electronics.design Terry Pinnell wrote:
>> The Control and Shift keys of my Microsoft keyboard have become
>> progressively more unpleasant to use. I don't help matters as I've got
>> into habit of pressing leftmost edge, rather than square centre. They
>> seems to be sticking or 'catching' somehow. A small squirt of WD-40
>> made no difference. Before I buy a new K/B, anyone know if you can
>> pull them off to gain access from top please?
>Almost certainly, but it won't help. Most keys can be pulled off from
>the front, with some care.
>You'll need to completely dissassemble the keyboard, and get at the matrix,
>to fix it.
Thanks, but I seem to have been able to fix the mechanical stickiness
by pulling off those two keys and applying some 'Rubber & Nylon
Lubricant' (Halfords, UK) to the relevant surfaces.
Mind you, I'm not too pleased with this k/b anyway. Anyone have any
recommendations for a really nice replacement please? I did see a
'Cherry K/B' on a supplier's site, about 3 times the low end price,
and wonder if that's worth the investment? At first glance though, its
'Height' of 45 mm seems much greater than the measured height of my
Terry, West Sussex, UK