posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 03:31 PM
reply to post by 12voltz
LOL! I wondered why you posted using dashes (slightly harder to read, not much though) instead of spaces. Now I know.
Hmm, probably the easiest thing is try to take it apart and clean out the dust. There might be something blocking the spacebar physicall (if it's
stuck solid) or there could just be lotsa crap (in my case tobacco, ash) in there. If that fails or you don't feel comfortable taking it apart, you
can often pick up a new one for 10-20 dollars. Less if you look at older or 2nd hand models.
ETA Just read you tried pushing the contact. I guess it's either "serious clean" time, or buy a new one. Re-assigning keys might be possible but I
have no idea how. On screen keyboard might be easier but you will type slower.
edit on 16/1/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA
ETA2 Just read that it's a laptop. They can also be replaced but will cost more than a regular PC keyboard. It shouldn't be hundreds of dollars though
and you should be able to find replacement parts and information on how to install it online if that helps save a few bucks.
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LightSpeedDriver because: ETA2