Issue with my new keyboard

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  1. H4X0R46

    H4X0R46 Active Member

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    Hey guys! Me again. So I went ahead and ordered the ibuypower PC i mentioned, and it works great! Although, the enter key in the center of the keyboard is super touchy....... barely touching the key counts as a press! Did I just get a faulty keyboard or is there an easy fix I'm over looking.


    This is the keyboard I'm talking about. Cheapo, but it's what they sent with my new PC.

    Link: iBUYPOWER-Gaming-Keyboard-Black: iBUYPOWER® Gaming PC
     
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Probably just poor design. Mechanical switch keyboards are the best, but tend to cost quite a bit more. This one is probably like most keyboards, under the keys is a big plastic or rubberish sheet with a bunch of copper lines. When you press a key it causes the two lines under that key to contact and that generates a signal to a chip that translates into a key code that represents a give key. You could probably pop the key off and take a dremel tool or some sand paper and sand the end down a little, test and repeat until it's less sensitive.
     
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    I actually did end up popping the key off with a guitar pick, got a million of em laying around. It is that kind of keyboard, had a loose rubber piece in place, by loose I mean I could just flip the keyboard upsidedown and it would fall out lol I realized it is just poor design. I might try your suggestion however! You mean to sand down the rubber part a bit?


    Edit: what's with a lot of gaming keyboards having a super super small backspace key!? That's driving be effing crazy! Haha it's the size of my finger tip EXACTLY! I may be looking into a better keyboard soon! I'm liking the mechanical ones a lot, but like you already said.... Price!
     
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    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    No the rubber boot is used to push the key back up. You would want to sand down the plastic part on the key that pushes into the rubber boot.
     
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    Oh for sure! I was thinking my logic after posting that. I may try that!

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