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Old 05-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #10751
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Not all the newer keyboards pop out as easily.
Exactly. "Chiclet" keys aren't like the keys on a desktop computer.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #10752
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This morning I am going over to mums to colour her hair for her as she has decided to stop going to the hairdressers as it is costing her a fortune!

I will be doing it every month for her now
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #10753
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When cleaning keyboards or anything that requires fussing around with the keyboard, Word is your friend. It doesn't care what you press or how many times

I am sitting here researching a purchase I am probably going to make. Actually, I'm probably going to try to trade for what I want. I have two likely candidates in mind.
I attribute my Google skills to the DC pic game we used to play all the time. I can find just about any information I want online now. Especially because most of want I want to see is in picture form.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #10754
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Dh working late again. The daughter & I just finished a frozen pizza, now I will get entertained listening to her practice piano.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #10755
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almost every keyboard that i've ever worked on over the oast 30 years has a trick to be able to pull off the keycap.

of the literally hundreds of different kinds, less than a single handful have have sealed keycap switch combinations that have to be soldered out and a replacement in. and they wrre on now ancient, proprietary keyboards, or more recently really cheap chinese crapola.


the real bitch is after pulling all of those keycaps, remembering where each one goes back. lol.

yeah, qwertyuiop is easy, but can you quote the slashes, brackets, dots, and so on?
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #10756
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Heading to bed with a couple of hydrocordone..it's been a long day, g'nite all.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #10757
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Just got back from colouring mums hair...I also did a bit of grocery shopping at 2 different supermarkets, lots of specials today
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:45 AM   #10758
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almost every keyboard that i've ever worked on over the oast 30 years has a trick to be able to pull off the keycap.

of the literally hundreds of different kinds, less than a single handful have have sealed keycap switch combinations that have to be soldered out and a replacement in. and they wrre on now ancient, proprietary keyboards, or more recently really cheap chinese crapola.


the real bitch is after pulling all of those keycaps, remembering where each one goes back. lol.

yeah, qwertyuiop is easy, but can you quote the slashes, brackets, dots, and so on?
If you studied touch typing in school before computers you know where all the keys go. When we were doing typing drills, we had to call outloud the keys we were touching. It all starts with the home row. Those dang drills have stayed in my head all these years.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:05 AM   #10759
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If you studied touch typing in school before computers you know where all the keys go. When we were doing typing drills, we had to call outloud the keys we were touching. It all starts with the home row. Those dang drills have stayed in my head all these years.
As BT wrote, the letters are easy, it's the other stuff that's hard. I took typing in school. The typewriter didn't even have a "1", you used a lower case "l". It certainly didn't have { or [ or Alt, Ctrl, or AltGr.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #10760
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As BT wrote, the letters are easy, it's the other stuff that's hard. I took typing in school. The typewriter didn't even have a "1", you used a lower case "l". It certainly didn't have { or [ or Alt, Ctrl, or AltGr.
I checked on a key I don't use...yes the keys on a laptop do come off and snap back on. Take a pic of the keys in place, remove keys, clean and replace once it has air dried making sure they match the picture.
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