Resolved Sensitive 3 key on iBook G4 12in

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  1. Gamer9430, Mar 17, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015

    Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

    Gamer9430

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    #1
    I was typing something on my laptop when I noticed my 3 key is extremely sensitive. I don't even have to press the key, if there is a minuscule amount of force on the key, it types a 3. I never noticed this until now... Any way to fix it?
     
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried removing the key and cleaning the contact pad?
    EDIT: I took my 3 key off and broke it. Shoot me now.
     
  3. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    Haha :p

    Clean it/make sure the key is clipped in properly!
     
  4. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    FIX: So I removed the key and stuck a screwdriver under the contact point (slightly through a small hole in the rubber connector and underneath the rubber part all together) and wiggled it around to dislodge anything, and I fixed it! Hopefully this will help anyone else who needs this now or in the future...
     
  5. poiihy macrumors 68020

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  6. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was planning to, just can't do it from Tapatalk so...
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Do you need one? If so, PM me and I can probably cough one up.
     
  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Cough one up? Eww that doesn't sound good...
     
  9. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    I'd rather have a phlegm covered scissor mechanism than a broken one.
     

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