Have you spilled anything on the keyboard?

Question

BOth of the control keys have suddnly stopped working. THe 2 contol keys seem to be the only keys affected. No new software has been added recently. Any ideas or suggestions?

Answer

This question was answered on December 6, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Sometimes the keyboard keys will jam or they will not work when something is spilled on it Do you eat or drink by the computer? If so this could be the reason why your keyboard is messed up Try disconnecting the keyboard from the computer and run it under warm water Leave it drying upside down for about 5 hours or you can run it under a fan Either way make sure the keyboard is completely dry before connecting it back to the computer After doing this your keyboard should work fine.

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Posted by cristina of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 6, 2004