My _ F isn't working !! HELP !!!

  1. MY F KEY ISN'T WORKING, unless I bang on it about 6 times.

    Have any o_ you had a key go out on you? What do I
    need to do to _ix it????

    That's what I get _or going into those chat rooms
    and cursing !
  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   passing thru
    What I mean is: Can I repair it or does the keyboard have to go to the shop?
  4. by   Gomer
    Turn you keyboard over and shake it. Maybe you got some dirty, or food (do you eat at your computer), or ash (do you smoke at your computer) under the key.
  5. by   LauraF, RN
    Sounds like you may have spilled something on it. You can take the keys off, but you have to remember where they go back in, and it is a major pain in the keester. May be easier just to go buy a new keyboard, only $12. Good luck!
  6. by   gwenith
    I have unscrewed the back of my key board to clean it before today. Vacuuming it sometimes helps but unless you have alow power vacuum cleaner ......... well see RN2BLPN4NOW's answer above.
  7. by   CashewLPN
    um, as long as its an old style keyboard...
    you can....
    1) pop off the key, and see whats wrong with it... keys usually just pop off if you use a flathead screwdriver....

    or.... if you're feeling brave
    if its sunny out...
    disconnect the keyboard, take it outside, spray it from the hose, and hang it in the sun fot it to dry....
    I've done this before, its worked, but, make sure the keyboard is nice and sunny and dry before you reconnect....
    its worth a try...
  8. by   MJ-12
    i suggest getting a new keyboard
    its really really cheap these days
  9. by   karenG
    think it might be easier to get a new keyboard!!

  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    My "L" is fading, look at your keyboard! Any of your letters getting lighter? I must say "love" and "lol" too much.

    But why is my "m" fading too??
  11. by   passing thru
    Is 5 years considered an OLD keyboard?
    Probably, in this day and age.
    What about those pressurised cans of air?

    I cleaned it this morning sticking little pieces of clear
    adhesive tape between the keys.
    And obtained a few little pieces of junk. Nope, don't eat at the
    keyboard and don't smoke. Did slosh coffee on it once.

    The cleaning helped, now I can get it to work if I tap it a 1/2 dozen times on the far right side.

    I didn't know they were so cheap....!
    I was thinking it would probably cost $ 100 to replace.

    Yeti, LOL, I wouldn't be able to bring myself to hose it down.....

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
  12. by   LauraF, RN
    I would be scared to hose it down too.
  13. by   H ynnoD
    Keyboards come in all shapes and sizes and Prices.Got a nice one for 14 bucks.5 years your ready for a new one.
  14. by   passing thru
    I KNEW you were going to say that Donny !!

    But, it doesn't have many ''miles'' on it !

    I hate to toss something that is just ''a little bit broken."

    Maybe I will just type words like _orum and _ractured and

    _resno, and you'll know what I mean !