Keyboard question

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I have Win98, 10GB, 128MBRam. On my keyboard, the i key has suddenly
stopped working unless I pound it several times and now the y key is also
doing same. Is there a solution to put this back to how it should be or do
I just need to get a new keyboard? Thank you so much for help and also
thank you for being here to help so many. I have benefited so much through
the years by knowing you are here.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Alibar wrote:

    > I have Win98, 10GB, 128MBRam. On my keyboard, the i key has suddenly
    > stopped working unless I pound it several times and now the y key is also
    > doing same. Is there a solution to put this back to how it should be or do
    > I just need to get a new keyboard? Thank you so much for help and also
    > thank you for being here to help so many. I have benefited so much through
    > the years by knowing you are here.
    >
    >
    You could turn the keyboard upside down and try to shake any loose debri
    out of it.

    I've heard of people rinseing key boards out AND DRYING THUROUGHLY
    before reusing. I'm not quite brave enough to try that method.

    I would advise using the malfunction to justify a new keyboard.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    I have actually washed keyboards in the dishwasher with great success. Just
    make sure that it's thoroughly dried out before reconnecting it to your
    computer.

    It does sound like you have some foreign object in the keyboard.

    PattyL


    "Alibar" <alys44@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23O%23XnoWMFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >I have Win98, 10GB, 128MBRam. On my keyboard, the i key has suddenly
    > stopped working unless I pound it several times and now the y key is also
    > doing same. Is there a solution to put this back to how it should be or
    > do
    > I just need to get a new keyboard? Thank you so much for help and also
    > thank you for being here to help so many. I have benefited so much
    > through
    > the years by knowing you are here.
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Thanks. I might try it after the new and better model I just bought on Ebay
    arrives. haha It had never occurred to me something may be there needing
    removal. Have had this one for maybe 6 years. MS Ergonomic. New one is
    also MS Ergonomic with several special keys for opening email, etc...
    Since making the initial post here, the r key is also acting up.

    "PattyL" <pattyl@XXmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:%23KR1o6ZMFHA.1308@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > I have actually washed keyboards in the dishwasher with great success.
    Just
    > make sure that it's thoroughly dried out before reconnecting it to your
    > computer.
    >
    > It does sound like you have some foreign object in the keyboard.
    >
    > PattyL
    >
    >
    > "Alibar" <alys44@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23O%23XnoWMFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >I have Win98, 10GB, 128MBRam. On my keyboard, the i key has suddenly
    > > stopped working unless I pound it several times and now the y key is
    also
    > > doing same. Is there a solution to put this back to how it should be
    or
    > > do
    > > I just need to get a new keyboard? Thank you so much for help and also
    > > thank you for being here to help so many. I have benefited so much
    > > through
    > > the years by knowing you are here.
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Sounds like a MultiMedia keyboard. Since you know the manufacturer of the board,
    go to their site and get the latest drivers for it so they're on hand when you
    get it.

    --

    Brian A.

    Conflicts start where information lacks.
    http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "Alibar" <alys44@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uvhyiLmMFHA.1392@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks. I might try it after the new and better model I just bought on Ebay
    > arrives. haha It had never occurred to me something may be there needing
    > removal. Have had this one for maybe 6 years. MS Ergonomic. New one is
    > also MS Ergonomic with several special keys for opening email, etc...
    > Since making the initial post here, the r key is also acting up.
    >
    > "PattyL" <pattyl@XXmvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:%23KR1o6ZMFHA.1308@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> I have actually washed keyboards in the dishwasher with great success.
    > Just
    >> make sure that it's thoroughly dried out before reconnecting it to your
    >> computer.
    >>
    >> It does sound like you have some foreign object in the keyboard.
    >>
    >> PattyL
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alibar" <alys44@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23O%23XnoWMFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >I have Win98, 10GB, 128MBRam. On my keyboard, the i key has suddenly
    >> > stopped working unless I pound it several times and now the y key is
    > also
    >> > doing same. Is there a solution to put this back to how it should be
    > or
    >> > do
    >> > I just need to get a new keyboard? Thank you so much for help and also
    >> > thank you for being here to help so many. I have benefited so much
    >> > through
    >> > the years by knowing you are here.
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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