Keyboard - What "R" you doing?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by Ragingaardvark, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Ragingaardvark

    Ragingaardvark Member

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    Just ecently (see what I mean?) the R key on my Microsoft keyboard cover has started playing up (although, as you can also see, not all the time).

    It will occasionally not work on the first go - as evidenced by the second word of that first sentence - and occasionally will prroduce something like that <-----

    More often than not though, it's fine and dandy. Has anyone got any ideas what could be up?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. nipponham

    nipponham Active Member

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    Sounds like a simple faulty key. As far as I know, there is no way to fix specific keys, and if a refresh and re-installation of the keyboard driver doesn't fix it, you'll have to replace the typecover. I hope it's still under warranty.
     
  3. Ragingaardvark

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    I suspected that may be the case. It's only five months old, so I'll give the fine folks at Microsoft a shout.

    Thanks
     
  4. zhenya

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    I would suspect a faulty key or scissor switch. My first type cover had one scissor switch that didn't snap as crisply as the others - making it difficult for me to get the immediate feedback that it had been pressed. I returned it for another and none of the keys are as bad, but some still snap more positively than others.

    One thing to look for is the possibility that a small piece of debris has gotten wedged under the key. This is not uncommon with switches of this type. Does it feel any different than the other keys?
     
  5. GreyFox7

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    Ha, On of my fingers is a little short... due to an accident... I have the dropped letter syndrome with several keys. :)

    Gah, One no On. LOL not 'no', not.
     

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