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General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:09 am

im using a microsoft wireless comfort keyboard 4000, and I spilt a little bit of soda on it; after I cleaned the exterior (most of it landed on the exterior, but very little IN the nook and cranny of the keyboard), I decided to pop off the space bar to see the damage there, but when I put it back in, it feels like its stuck on something, and it goes slower than usual

can anyone help me on this because I got assignments due for my community college and I don't want them to look like your average troll speak/whatever mistakes

UPDATE: title of topic has been edited, and this topic will now house any sem-regular/regular keyboard/computer problems I have in the near future
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Re: space bar feels weird

Post by Snow_Cat » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:25 pm

Pop the space bar off again and check to see that the 'wings' or other tabs are not bent, then try putting it back in again making certain that all the elements align when they clip together.

Alt: spend $15 on a replacement keyboard.

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Re: space bar feels weird

Post by resecnded x » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:03 pm

i did and everything looks fine

do the keys have something on then that makes them popup fast like some kind of coating/oil something?
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Re: space bar feels weird

Post by bicostp » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:03 pm

Long keys like the space bar usually have a little metal bar underneath that makes sure it's going up and down straight. If it's not reattached properly, the key might be trying to go through the hole at an angle, which would jam it up a bit.

I've taken a lot f keyboards apart for cleaning, and there are some that become sluggish or rough after the parts are washed. That usually means they're either not clean enough or have been dirty enough for crap to get into the mechanism and abrade the rubbing surfaces.

Take the space bar off again and clean the bar and the slot the key cap pushes into with rubbing alcohol. Make sure the rubber nub underneath isn't sticking by pressing it with a pen or the eraser end of a pencil. Grease up the clips the metal bar attaches to with a little petroleum jelly. (It's easiest to apply it with a toothpick.) Use a cotton swab to lightly oil the square hole and key cap with some mineral (baby) oil. Finally put t

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Re: space bar feels weird

Post by resecnded x » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:24 pm

never mind, after I ended up taking the metal bit of it off and switching it around and put it and the space bar back in, it WORKED......so thanks for the help anyway :D
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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Fri May 06, 2011 3:19 pm

I got another problem with the keyboard; It has a button to auto-mute the sounds/speakers on my computer, but when I goto press it, it doesn't mute, it just says it muted it, but it didn't really do anything................got tips?
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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by Reaper P7 » Sun May 08, 2011 8:37 pm

Not a cure all,
*Make sure you have the Microsoft drivers installed for that specific keyboard
*Change/set the default playback device for your output on your PC

Try that, and report back.

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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Sun May 08, 2011 11:00 pm

after a while, I thought that my drivers might be corrupted, so I reinstalled the drivers for it, and it fixed it

im still keeping this topic up in-case I get anymore problems, or until I deem it necessary for a closure/lockup
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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Wed May 11, 2011 1:40 am

got another one; my brother needed to transfer some files from his camera, onto his phone and he decided to install picasa on my computer; it was going through a "scanning" mode and I decided to end the mode, and uninstall it using revo uninstaller pro, might've been a good/bad decision, because now, when I look at my more.......private.....pictures, it takes a lot longer for the folder to load (the view setting is set at large icons), and the little preview of the picture itself isn't showing

im running vista 32-bit home premium, and im wondering if there's a way to fix this problem of mine; the only pictures not affected were my misc ones I got from facebook, that failblog site, and just all around google searching

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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by bicostp » Wed May 11, 2011 9:24 am

System Restore to a point before he installed Picasa.

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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Wed May 11, 2011 1:14 pm

bicostp wrote:System Restore to a point before he installed Picasa.
would've considered that, but I decided to just shut down my computer and bring it back up to............fix the problem tomorrow (which where I'm at, is today), and when I checked on my private collection, the problem was no more; thanks for the help anyway

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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Wed May 11, 2011 2:25 pm

this one isn't much of a problem, but im wondering if its possible to change the font style in a vlc media player subtitle file to to a different/custom one
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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by bicostp » Wed May 11, 2011 9:46 pm

Tools -> Preferences -> Subtitles & OST

This will only work for generated text subtitles (separate subtitle file, metadata, or a DVD), not for video files with subtitles that are actually part of the image.

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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Thu May 12, 2011 2:54 pm

bicostp wrote:Tools -> Preferences -> Subtitles & OST

This will only work for generated text subtitles (separate subtitle file, metadata, or a DVD), not for video files with subtitles that are actually part of the image.
well, I tried that, and I only changed that little thing that displayed the title of my playing movie, and the text of the volume control; is there a way that I could use notepad and alter the code in the subtitle file to change text styles?
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Re: General Keyboard/Computer Problems

Post by resecnded x » Fri May 13, 2011 11:45 pm

got another problem; I've searched high & low for somehting to fix my parents Olympus D-380 camera file system, and I can't find it

the thing works when it doesn't have the memory card in it, but with it inside, it doesn't work because of an I/O error..............can anybody help
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