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Old 04-19-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Alternate key for character like Alt+65 combination


Hi,
I have a keyboard with two faulty buttons, and I don't want to through away my keyboard just for two buttons.I have linux and windows, In DOS and Windows I somehow managed to get away with this problem by typing Alt+65 (for letter 'A') and so on.
and in Linux while in GUI I take use of on screen keyboard. But problem starts with when I work in run level 3.
Any help please?

Edit: Oops, its working!

Last edited by san_to_all; 04-19-2011 at 03:54 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Is the problem solved?

Memberne keyboards have 4 layers under the keys: first is a piece of rubber with domes molded in it, this causes the keys to pop back up. Then there are two plastic sheets with electrical contacts embedded in them, and a plastic sheet with a hole under each key between them. Pressing a key causes the plastic sheets with the terminals to touch. Maybe there's something between them that's interfering?

You could try opening up the keyboard and cleaning the plastic sheets with rubbing alcohol.

http://www.weiwong.com/post/keyboard...o-not-mix.aspx

Anyway, I can't imagine how you can manage using a keyboard with two broken letter keys. I wouldn't be able to use it.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 02:14 AM   #3
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Yes. The problem is solved now.Earlier it was not because it's working only with numeric keypad.And Fedora10 is strange in putting on and off num lock key. Anyway thanks for link it was infomative but I think I am not a geek to open the keyboard.
My use of computer is not heavily depend on keyboard,so I can manage with it.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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