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Print Screen Malfunction

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posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 03:17 PM
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Need help getting my print screen to work. It stopped working on my old desktop computer. I recently changed to a new tower, but it still won't work. Is it my keyboard, or is there a setting I need to check?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, if that needs to be known.




posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: sled735
Need help getting my print screen to work. It stopped working on my old desktop computer. I recently changed to a new tower, but it still won't work. Is it my keyboard, or is there a setting I need to check?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, if that needs to be known.


It is probably your keyboard

I had issues before with some keys sticking/not working.

$90 for a new keyboard and you are good to go, probably...



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: sled735

Before buying the new keyboard, could try to dismantle the old one first, and clean components with rubbing alcohol and re-assemble and re-try (not water or sanitizer though).

Could also try the redneck approach with Brakleen. Careful with that on some plastics/rubber/electronics.



Good luck



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:06 PM
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Use the Snipping Tool instead, it's a lot better.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: M5xaz

This is a fairly new keyboard. It doesn't feel like the keys are sticking at all. But thanks for the advice.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: HalWesten

Is that under the accessories? Never used it before. How does it work?


ETA: Just tried it and it works. Thanks so much. It's just an aggravation having to go through all the links to get to it, but it will do in a rush.

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posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: sled735
a reply to: HalWesten

Is that under the accessories? Never used it before. How does it work?


Just open the start menu and type "snip", it'll pop up. Basically it locks your screen and lets you click and drag an area to screen shot.
Excellent tool.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:25 PM
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Or add it to your taskbar, you don't have to go through a lot to use it.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: HalWesten

How do I do that? I'm not computer savvy at all.
Can you tell?



ETA: Google is my friend. LOL
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posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: sled735
a reply to: M5xaz

This is a fairly new keyboard. It doesn't feel like the keys are sticking at all. But thanks for the advice.


Well, if everything else on your PC is new and the problem travelled from your old PC to your new PC, it almost certainly is the old reused keyboard/keyboard cable.

Glad you found an alternate way to screen print, but I still suggest your do something about that old keyboard.

Best.
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posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: M5xaz

Thanks. I have that on my list of things to do now.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 05:42 PM
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originally posted by: sled735
a reply to: HalWesten

Is that under the accessories? Never used it before. How does it work?


ETA: Just tried it and it works. Thanks so much. It's just an aggravation having to go through all the links to get to it, but it will do in a rush.


That's the thing, if you want to make a capture in the immediate, printscreen is the man.
On ATS for instance, stuff can disappear very quickly, and has.



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 01:14 AM
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originally posted by: HalWesten
Use the Snipping Tool instead, it's a lot better.


Seems the Snip tool is about to be replaced with a new more functional version.

Personally I prefer Greenshot as it has a load of editing tools built in that beat Snip hands down.

Www.greenshot.org




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