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jordon412
September 4th, 2015, 09:31 AM
I just encountered a problem with my computer that I've never experienced before: the failure of several keys on my keyboard. I've had to replace my computer's screen, but this has never happened before. I was lucky to discover that my computer has what's called an 'On-Screen Keyboard', which is an exact copy of my computer's keyboard. This slows down how fast I can type, but I'm still able to post and other things that require the use of the keyboard. However, this also effects the arrow keys, so I wouldn't be able to rotate look up or down. However, my computer's keyboard is just like a keyboard for a desktop, which means that it has the numbers on the right side of the keyboard. So I am able to use the 2, 4, 6 and 8 keys to still look around. I should be receiving a replacement keyboard on Thursday, but since this is Labor Day Weekend, I'll be working Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, which results in spending as much time on my computer as the rest of the week.

leksie
September 4th, 2015, 11:21 AM
Is it possible that your keyboard is dirty , try the vacuumcleaner and suck it out after turn it over and "hammer" it on the desk .

dnevans8
September 6th, 2015, 08:29 AM
If it is a wireless one maybe the battery needs replacing.

JCitron
September 6th, 2015, 11:24 AM
Go to Staples and buy another one, if this turns out not to be your batteries in a wireless one. You can get a decent wireless keyboard for about $25, or even a wired one for less.

jordon412
September 6th, 2015, 09:13 PM
Go to Staples and buy another one, if this turns out not to be your batteries in a wireless one. You can get a decent wireless keyboard for about $25, or even a wired one for less.

I've got a laptop, so there's no 'wireless keyboard' or 'battery.' So I'm waiting on a new one to be delivered, which should be around be around Thursday.

JCitron
September 6th, 2015, 09:24 PM
I've got a laptop, so there's no 'wireless keyboard' or 'battery.' So I'm waiting on a new one to be delivered, which should be around be around Thursday.

That could do it too. :)

You can still use a wireless keyboard anyway. They have a USB transceiver which you plug in somewhere and the keyboard, and even a mouse, talks to it. This can help you through the crunch in the meantime and will be much easier to use later on.

jordon412
September 6th, 2015, 09:45 PM
That could do it too. :)

You can still use a wireless keyboard anyway. They have a USB transceiver which you plug in somewhere and the keyboard, and even a mouse, talks to it. This can help you through the crunch in the meantime and will be much easier to use later on.

My laptop comes with a feature called 'On-Screen Keyboard', found in the 'Windows Ease of Access' file. It's looks just like the 'real' keyboard, but it's a 'virtual' keyboard, appearing on the screen and you have to click each and every key, one at a time, with the mouse. This results in me taking longer to type a post than with my 'real' keyboard. In fact, It's already been about ten minutes since I first started typing this post.

JCitron
September 6th, 2015, 10:04 PM
My laptop comes with a feature called 'On-Screen Keyboard', found in the 'Windows Ease of Access' file. It's looks just like the 'real' keyboard, but it's a 'virtual' keyboard, appearing on the screen and you have to click each and every key, one at a time, with the mouse. This results in me taking longer to type a post than with my 'real' keyboard. In fact, It's already been about ten minutes since I first started typing this post.

I have that with my Dell XPS 18 tablet. It works, but it's really painful! :)

The machine also comes with a real keyboard and mouse, which work really nice. Logitech makes them for Dell.

John

jordon412
September 7th, 2015, 06:34 PM
I have that with my Dell XPS 18 tablet. It works, but it's really painful! :)

The machine also comes with a real keyboard and mouse, which work really nice. Logitech makes them for Dell.

John

My dad just checked his ebay app on his iPhone and it says that the keyboard is at the distribution center in Chattanooga and should be here tomorrow. He's always looking for a deal on ebay.

jordon412
September 8th, 2015, 08:02 PM
At last, I've finally got the new keyboard installed and am now back up and running. Time to get back to building routes.