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Old 08-28-2005, 03:13 AM   #1
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Replace my keyboard?

The number one wont work any more...I guess I'll have to replace it or say I was born in one933

Is there a quick fix?

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Old 08-28-2005, 03:17 AM   #2
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You can use the lowercase l for 1. That is what we used to do in typing class because our typewriters didn't have 1's or something. Or you could say you were born in 933!

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Old 08-28-2005, 03:20 AM   #3
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Another thought--does your keyboard just have the 1 above the letters or do you have a set of number keys on the right side of the keyboard? I hardly ever think about them being there, so I thought maybe you have them and just didn't think of using the 1 there.

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Old 08-28-2005, 03:25 AM   #4
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On my old keyboard, the letter "eth" went out on it, tho every time I wanted to type a word that containth the letter "eth", I would have to replace it with the letterth "th".
I know, it thoundth thilly, but you never really realize how many timeth you uthe the letter "eth" until thomthing like thith cometh up! :D

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Old 08-28-2005, 06:42 AM   #5
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Try popping off the key that sticks (tweezers work well) and see if there is anything under there. Some of us have a bad habit if munching and drinking at the keyboard *whistles* and crumbs can make them stick. Use some rubbing alcohol on a qtip and clean up the keypress. Sometimes that'll fix you up good as new!


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Old 08-28-2005, 04:51 PM   #6
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I've got a couple keyboards, a couple different mice, a trackball, spare modems, video cards, yadda yadda yadda, as I've gone through a couple computers. I always keep this kind of stuff, as you never know when you're going to need it. Cases in point, my keyboard got wet (darn kids) and wouldn't work. Now, we're using on of PeppA's keyboards. My current mouse (USB Microsoft 5-button Optical) is about to give up the ghost. I've currently got my trackball installed onto my pc.

What I need to do, since my keyboard has dried out (and I know it works), is to shut my system down, take off her keyboard, put mine on, and remove my mouse altogether and put the trackball on.
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:07 PM   #7
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Dove, a few years ago, I spilled my Dr. Pepper onto my keyboard. After that, the 8 and 3 switched themselves! Silly enough, but one of my passwords had an "8" in it and it wouldn't let me log on!!!
Anyway, I bought a new one for around $10. The hardest part is finding one that "feels" the right way to your fingertips! Make sure you try each and every one out!
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Barbara L...I hope you can run fast!! I'm on my way! Hey! that worked so my number 1 must...

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Someone, ANYONE! HELP!!!!!

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Old 08-28-2005, 08:46 PM   #10
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Anyway, I bought a new one for around $10. The hardest part is finding one that "feels" the right way to your fingertips! Make sure you try each and every one out!
I hear ya there, jkath! I used to use a "split" keyboard. It cost me $20 plus shipping. It died on me a couple years ago. That particular model/brand isn't made anymore. I've been using the keyboard that came with this pc. However, it's a "straight", and I want a "split". The only "split" keyboards I've seen at local computer stores were all wireless, and cost about $60. I don't want wireless, as my kids would grab it and run, then promptly loose it.
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