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#1 rookie147

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:16 AM

Hello guys, let's hope you can help me out with my problem. :thumbsup:
My keyboard was looking a bit dirty (underneath the keys) so i thought I'd take it apart and clean it. After doing this, I reconnected it to my computer, to find that when I booted up I got a 'Keyboard Stuck Key Failure, strike the F1 key to continue , F2 to run the setup utility' error. But, the problem is- it doesn't register when I press F1 or F2, so I can't do anything about it.
I Googled the error, and it said to try the keyboard in another PC, or try another keyboard in that computer. However, I only have one PC and once keyboard, so this is not an option. It also said that it could be a faulty keyboard, but I don't think it is, as it worked fine before I cleaned it, and I wasn't rough or anything when I cleaned it.
I've also taken all of the keys off again, and put them back on, to make sure that there are no stuck keys on my keyboard.
In case you want to know (I'm not sure, and I'm no good with hardware or anything) my PC is a Dell Dimension 3000, running XP Home, and the offending keyboard came with the computer.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
Charles

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:39 AM

Wired keyboards are cheap. You can get one for less than $20.

What did you use to clean the keyboard with? You may have shorted it if you didn't use a non-conductive cleaner.

Try putting it out in the sun and let it heat up for an hour to evaporate any liquid that may be causing the problem.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:44 AM

What did you use to clean the keyboard with? You may have shorted it if you didn't use a non-conductive cleaner.

Warm water with a tiny bit of Fairy Liquid, for the keys, and cotton wool buds to go between the keys. Is this bad? :thumbsup:

Try putting it out in the sun and let it heat up for an hour to evaporate any liquid that may be causing the problem.

Will do.. :huh:

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:50 AM

Water usually doesn't go well with electrical or electronic items but according to Kim Komando you can even wash a keyboard in a dishwasher as long as it is completely dry (several days) before you try to use it.

I am a bit skeptical about that, but after the water evaporates hopefully your keyboard will be operational again.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:06 AM

Thanks a lot Enthusiast, I'll try it, and let you know how I get on..
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