macspacekeymalfunction

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  1. KingKombat macrumors newbie

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    HI=try=to=read=this.=my=keyboardgs=keys=are=messed=up.=i=cant=use=spaceand
    and=some=other=keys!!!!!!!!WHAT=DO=I=DO???????:mad::confused::eek:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Best first post ever. What kind of computer do you have? What kind of keyboard do you have? Try cleaning under the keys with compressed air.
     
  3. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well,=its=theone=it=came=with.=i=had=the=idea=itcould=have=been=the=soda
    i=spilled=yesterday...=but=im=not=sure,=but=i=will=try=that...and=btw=second=post=:(((
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm sure.

    *This quote has been made coherent by a grant from Skil.
     
  5. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks=for=that...hopefully=ill=come=up=with=something=because
    it=also=could=have=been=when=i=tried=washing=it.

    heres=my=malfunction.

    space=b

    quotation=g

    squareparentheses=t

    god,=at=the=wrong=time,too.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    How long did you let it dry for? You need at least 48 hours if not double that to allow the keyboard to completely dry inside.
     
  7. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    Err... you need a new keyboard. No idea what computer you've got, but if it's a MacBook you'll need a whole new topcase and they're not exactly cheap. If it's a MacBook Pro, you can just replace the keyboard, but they're expensive because (most of them) have backlighting so you're in something of a bind. I'd recommend you grab an external keyboard for the time being if you need to type a lot.

    If you've got a desktop, then just buy a new keyboard and throw the malfunctioning one in a cupboard. It might work fine a month from now, but I wouldn't count on it. I'd see what your insurance company has to say; also, if it's a laptop, there's a chance liquid might have gotten into the logic board so you should get it checked out just in case it needs to be cleaned.
     
  8. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh=crap...but=thank=gods=i=have=a=desktop.=ok,=so=when=it=dries=itll=*probably*=work?
     
  9. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, i, copied, a, space, from, a, random, post, so, this, should, do, for, now...
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I just tested a keyboard that I ran through the dishwasher a few weeks ago because it was VERY dirty. After drying for a week, the b key gave out a fast repeated h. I am using the keyboard now so after a few weeks in the cupboard, all is well.
     
  11. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :DDDDDDD=there=is=hope!!!
     
  12. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I'm surprised it still works after you've spilt cola or whatever over it. The sugar in these drinks will stick to the inside parts, so no it will probably not work.

    This is honestly swear on my life not a joke, but would you consider doing this http://youtube.com/watch?v=F_uCvGYherU it does actually work. Although theres a chance that could kill the keyboard altogether, in which case you will need a new one anyway.

    Just stump up and buy a new keyboard, they cost like 10 bucks.

    Edit: Someone already posted the dishwasher thing, cool.
     
  13. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    This happened to me once. The space bar wouldn't work, or the keys on the left hand side. . had some pretty interesting IM conversations for a while. :p Ended up just buying a new one, but maybe you'll be lucky and get yours working again! :)
     
  14. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok=just=bought=the=compressed=air,=doesnt=work.

    EDIT:friday=i=might=get=a=brand=new=wireless=apple=keyboard!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Give it some time, stand alone keyboards are resilient.
     
  16. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    uhhh....explain=resilient.
     
  17. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey guys! i just paired up my new wireless keyboard! i LUV IT!
     
  18. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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  19. KingKombat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, this bad boy cost me about 86 bucks, it pairs up with bluetooth, and is the same layout as the laptop keyboard, they sawed off the numpad and everything else with it, but it works like a dream i tell you.:D
     

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