Strange Keyboard

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    Strange Keyboard

    I am having a very strange problem. On one of my other computers the keyboard has randomly stopped functioning as it normally should. Now only about 1/3 of the keys are working and all other keys when pressed do nothing (actually some of the buttons produce a beep). If anyone has any ideas toward a solution it would be appreciated.

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    Hmmm.... Perhaps it broke!!

    Just a thought.

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    1. Reboot the machine - maybe the OS has simply lost the plot
    2. Try another keyboard - say one you know is working on another machine.
    Both take no more than a couple of minutes to try.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    Sorry about that...I thought of every problem possible other than simply the keyboard. Maybe I'll replace it with a wireless one.

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    Acually it was a long time coming...that keyboard has been in use since '97
    Last edited by MadCow257; 05-08-2005 at 04:20 PM.

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    So you're already missing all those extra keys M$ has added to the keyboard
    By my estimation, they can't release a new OS without adding a new key to the keyboard
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
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    I wouldn't go wireless unless you enjoy spending $$. Most wireless keyboards are a joke when it comes to battery life and durability unless you go top of the line (logitech, ms). You can get a decent keyboard for cheap and just get either a usb or ps2 extension cable (depending on the connection the keyboard uses).
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