Mac Keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ee99ee, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    Hi. I've been forced to switch to the white keyboard that came with my Mac last week because the shift key on my 100 year old Microsoft split keyboard elite died.

    When I stated using the keyboard, it felt pretty good. Really soft keys, kind of weird not being split but that's just a personal thing. Anyway, I've stick with it but I'm having a problem with some keys sticking.

    If I hit the space bar in just the right way (which happens to be the place my thumb lands everytime), I have to press harder to make it go down. Same thing with the arrow keys, command and control. I've noticed if I pop them out then pop them back in it fixes it for a few hours, but then it comes back.

    I feel like I have to type really heavy and hit the keys really hard -- harder than any other keyboard.

    What gives?
  2. ee99ee thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    Well, after setting aside this split keyboard of a week or so, the shift key has returned to normal functionality. I guess it just got tired and wanted to rest for a while? :)

    Anyway, I would be interested in hearing why people think my mac keyboard is doing what I described above...

  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    could it be that it needs to be broken in? when i first got my keyboard, i didn't like that all the keys were stiff. but after a few months of use, the keys feel responsive and just right.
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    I know it took me a while to get used to my mac keyboard, for some reason as you described the keys were sticking slightly and i'd be double typing letters for some strange. I'm going to have to put it down to be being broken in because I don't have the problem anymore. :)

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