Solved Just one key on keyboard dosen't work.

June 5, 2013 at 02:16:16
Specs: Windows 7, quad-core/ 4gb ram
The caps lock key stopped working. "Microsoft digital media pro" model 1031 USB. OK so it works if you use the on screen keyboard and if I hookup my wireless keyboard and press the caps lock key on ether. The caps lock light on the USB keyboard will come on. But it will not work by pushing the key on the USB keyboard. It's not dirty as I checked. Uninstalled and reinstalled the software and driver but still just the caps lock key dosen't work on it's own. Any suggestions?

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June 5, 2013 at 14:39:06
"I'm still trying to figure out how to respond/reply to these answers"
You seem to be responding just fine (see #2 and #6 above).

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#1
June 5, 2013 at 03:15:14
It must be a faulty contact under that key as no driver or proprietary software needs to be installed to make the standard keys work.

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#2
June 5, 2013 at 03:25:10
OK well it was working and then it quit. I had just gone through it about 1 1/2 months ago and cleaned it up nice. So can just one key go out and everything else on the board works?

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#3
June 5, 2013 at 05:45:55
Yes indeed it can. Each key has it's own contact on the circuit board which sits underneath the keyboard. I bet if you were to plug in any basic keyboard, the caps lock key will work, which sort of proves my point.

It doesn't pay to fork out extra money for a fancy "bells & whistles" keyboard anyway. I only paid £6.00 for mine from Tesco - a standard keyboard with 'Power', 'Sleep' & 'Wake Up' keys being the only extra keys on it. It does everything I want from a keyboard and if it broke tomorrow I haven't lost much money.


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#4
June 5, 2013 at 08:40:13
You can use VBScript to turn your capslock on and off instead of buying a new keyboard...

1. Open Notepad
2. Copy and Paste the following code into it:

set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "{CAPSLOCK}"

3.Do a File>Save As and save it as capslock.vbs
(Be sure to change the 'Save as type' to 'All Files(*.*)'

All you have to do is double-click on the capslock.vbs file to turn Capslock on or off!

Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about.


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#5
June 5, 2013 at 14:08:16
I've sometimes found that you can fix an obstinate key by tapping it quite hard for a minute or two (with power off).

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June 5, 2013 at 14:23:38
OK I will try that later. Thanks for the help to all. I'm still trying to figure out how to respond/reply to these answers. One more thing,

the only way I can log onto Tom's is through the email reply's. Reset pasword for account but still having trouble. Is there a step by step guide on how to use Tom's site.


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June 5, 2013 at 14:39:06
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"I'm still trying to figure out how to respond/reply to these answers"
You seem to be responding just fine (see #2 and #6 above).

Try logging on to your own "My Computing.Net" from this link:
http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/my...
From there you can go to any tracked post, forum etc.

This general info might help:
http://www.computing.net/answers/th...

If you are still having problems with this website let us know and I'll ask the webmaster if he can assist you.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
June 6, 2013 at 14:40:12
Did you fix your keyboard issue - if so what did you find?

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#9
June 6, 2013 at 18:20:48
Hey No I didn't. It will work if I hit caps using the onscreen keyboard. The light on the USB board comes on AND I CAN TYPE AWAY. Tried the one about pressing the key with power off, didn't work. But I can at-least log in now THANKS

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#10
June 7, 2013 at 06:38:40
OK thanks. Looks like it either needs a new keyboard or taking the keyboard apart and fixing it. Repairing a keyboard is easier on PC's than laptops and there is information about it if you search using Google.

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#11
June 7, 2013 at 12:58:16
Hey I got this one(USB) and the wireless version second hand very very cheap. Took both all the way apart even all the keys out and cleaned them. The USB worked for about 1 1/2 mons but the wireless only about half of the keys work on it so it got shelved for now. If you can tell me where to look for the repair info that would be nice. Don't know if you know it but I never messed with computers until last Christmas so I'm still learning. Thanks for the help. "T"

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