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Old 10-23-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Dear all,

My dell keyboard is going crazy!!! I type the letter a and all sorts of letters come quickly like crazy.... Some letters are not working at all.

I bought it from a friend of mine. It was working fine when he had it. It was working fine after I washed it too. But this morning it is going crazy...

Any idea? It is a USB Keyboard that came with a dell USB mouse. I am attaching a picture of it.

Will appreciate your advice. Thank you and love
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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Have you tried another KB?
If another one works then either you have a stuck key, washing it caused water to get inside and short out some of the components or the wire is broken/shorting out inside the outer covering.(I'd bet on the washing part being the problem)
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Hi,

The other keyboard (my logitech is working fine). on the dell, the wire is not broken... I've checked it... but even after I washed it working fine until it suddenly stopped. Most keys are not working and there is a strange sound coming out of the computer or keyboard? when windows is starting.

Is there a solution
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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i think water got into the circuitry and shorted it out. nothing to can do about that beside replace with new keyboard.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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As others have said, your keyboard is dead.

Thankfully, that isn't a very costly keyboard. You might be able to get a replacement, exact same make and model for around $10 :)
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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I never stopped crying....

What can I do... anyway...
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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Next time I buy a keyboard I will make sure it is spill proof....
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Prepare to use heat shrink to water proof it then.
Or you can buy a fancy one that has a cover for it, and buy that.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #9
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Interestingly, I plugged it today and it is working again! Except that I cannot make use of the control key to copy or paste... all other keys are functioning. Can this be fixed or is it a hopeless case.
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Not worth the time or cost better to renew
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ok.... thank you
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Walmart.com: Electronics: Keyboards, Mice & Joysticks: Keyboards not expensive, repairs on the other hand
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I have an HP keyboard.

One day, all the keys around the left shift turned into power buttons.

They didn't short the computer.. But when I did left ctrl + anything, it is like the power button was pressed.

So I didn't use it anymore :)
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