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My keyboads keep breaking!


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#1 stebbinsd

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 02:50 PM

This is literally my seventh keyboard this year! Random keys will spontaneously stop working, forcing me to use the on-screen keyboard!

 

And it always happens fast! Like ... less than a month after purchase fast!

 

It doesn't matter who the manufacturers are. Dell, Logitech, Insignia. They all break down within 30 days!

 

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:01 PM

There is always the possibility the computer's USB ports are somehow shortening the life of the keyboard but I don't know how. See if changing the USB port used for the keyboard changes anything or try a powered USB hub.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526084/usb-frying-devices/

 

Look at getting a good mechanical keyboard. They are not cheap. I would first try the powered hub option with a cheap keyboard.

 

http://www.daskeyboard.com/daskeyboard-4-professional/

 

https://codekeyboards.com/

 

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/strafergb#key-switch-section



#3 stebbinsd

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:03 PM

Like ... a broken electric current is frying the circuity?


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:26 PM

Possibly but I'm no expert when it comes to this type of problem. Maybe the USB ports are providing too much voltage. Change USB ports between mouse and keyboard. Perhaps the mouse will start to act up after a period of time. But I would have to hazard a guess that this is not a keyboard problem if you have gone through seven so far this year.

 

Your keyboard should be warranted for at least 90 days. Did any of the manufacturers replace your keyboard?



#5 stebbinsd

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:36 PM

I've already ordered keyboard #8. When it arrives,I'll give your idea a whirl.


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate





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