Subject: Re: OT: Sticky keys
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 11:36:45 +0000 (UTC)
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In sci.electronics.design Terry Pinnell wrote:
>>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
> present one.
Oh well, glad it worked.
I'm currently using a keytronic one, from 95, which was found in
(in about 97)
No windows keys, just the right feel, and even though I treat it badly
(it gets dropped on the floor often) is working fine.
My personal recommendation would be to go to an actual physical store,
with various keyboards in stock.
Even if not plugged in, you can rapidly see if you like it or not.
I'd recommend this for any sort of input device, mouse, keyboard, ...
I should have read more carefully, sticky stuff can of course cause that,
I thought you meant the keyboard was not responding, ratehr than the
keys having physical problems.
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