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rotuts Jun 26, 2014 08:40 AM
USB keyboard 'key' mis=types
hjope thji is thje righjt forum

as you can see, my mac usb extended keyboard mis-types a few letters, and adds a j hjere and thjer

righjt now it seems to be just w thje letter "HJ"

whjat can be done shjort of buying a new keyboard ?

many thjanks
 
P Jun 26, 2014 12:37 PM
Probably it needs a good cleaning, but that's hard to do with Apples recent keyboards.
 
akent35 Jun 26, 2014 01:14 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by P (Post 4281952)
Probably it needs a good cleaning, but that's hard to do with Apples recent keyboards.
Up until a month ago, I had an Apple Extended USB keyboard model that I could clean, including the removal of and cleaning of keys. Hopefully, the op did not spill anything on it, and that is is a model that one can clean.

I did replace it with Apple's newest keyboard, model MB110LL/B (costs $49.99 + tax at Best Buy), and while it is an extended keyboard, and the keys feel good to the touch, it would be a real challenge (in fact, looks just about impossible) to try and clean the inside.
 
rotuts Jun 26, 2014 04:34 PM
thank you. before my post I carefully popped up the plastic 'H' and 'J'

( curiously these keys are side by side and did my best to clean them. after all I have a long haired cat that like to sleep by the keyboard )

there did not seem to be any smootz there and did not good.

then a bit later it stopped happening

h h h j j j

but many thanks !
 
akent35 Jun 26, 2014 07:22 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by rotuts (Post 4281972)
thank you. before my post I carefully popped up the plastic 'H' and 'J'

( curiously these keys are side by side and did my best to clean them. after all I have a long haired cat that like to sleep by the keyboard )

there did not seem to be any smootz there and did not good.

then a bit later it stopped happening

h h h j j j

but many thanks !
Sounds good! Hope it was just a "quirk"! It might not be a bad idea to clean the entire inside of the keyboard (those areas you can get to). Yeah, it might be a bit of work, but it can only help!
 
Doc HM Jun 28, 2014 09:10 AM
Here's a thing.

If you spill stuff into your keyboard (USB keyboard only!!) and you have nothing to loose I always get customers to put it in the top rack of the dishwasher and run a cycle without any detergent etc.

Leave the keyboard to dry thoroughly.

This often works for sticky spills and for dislodging dirt etc. After all what have you got to loose. You were going to buy a new keyboard anyway.
 
andi*pandi Jul 1, 2014 12:19 PM
that's a good tip, doc. I have a sticky keyboard I might try that with. OJ.
 
Doc HM Jul 5, 2014 05:17 PM
ha. Let us know how it goes.
 
akent35 Jul 8, 2014 01:12 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by andi*pandi (Post 4282458)
that's a good tip, doc. I have a sticky keyboard I might try that with. OJ.
Hey andi, did you try this? If so, how did it turn out?
 
andi*pandi Jul 9, 2014 10:55 AM
I didn't, it seems to be fine without the dishwasher. :)
 
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