My shift key does not work. Evidently there is lack of electrical contact below the key when I hit it. Is it possible to remove a particular key and attend to such contact failue, either with screwdriver technology or purchase of a replacement contact pad (the stuff just below the key which is pushed down when u hit the key)?
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Re: Specific key contact failure
Desktop keyboards are generally less expensive to replace than repair. But, if you must you should determine if the micro switch below the key is worn out, stuck, or dirty. If stuck or dirty some nonresidual contact cleaner may fix it up. If the switch is bad, some better than average soldering skills will be necessary along with a compatible micro switch.
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Remember to hit these key combos before Vista loads, only when you sure the keys were pressed, cross it off the list on move on. When you do determine the correct key combo, please post back here, it will help others with the same question.
There is a carriage shifting screw on both sides of the typewriter. You will recognize this because it is a screw that has a big bump head with felt on it. It is being hit when you hit that shift lever. You will have to loosen the securing nut first before adjusting.
Let me briefly explain what happens when you turn n the key. All power is off in the off position with the possible exception of the brake light. When you turn on the key, you supply power from the battery to the electrical system. Typically, all systems are powered through a connection on the start solenoid. When key is on and the solenoid is in the off (or rest) position - all electrical works. When you energize the start solenoid, you need all the power you can get to run the starter - everything electrical turns off. After the start, you release the start button, everything electrical comes back on (solenoid returns to the rest position). In your case, you say everything goes dead when you press the start button - this is as it should be - however, the mechanics of this system should deliver power to the starter - which evidently it is not. (A solenoid is nothing more than a electric powered heavy duty switch) It is possible your solenoid is worn out. There is heavy sparking/burning of the contacts every time you press the button. First thing to do is check voltage on the start side of the solenoid when you press the button. Voltage should be the same as on the hot side with the key on. Other possibilities - the wire from the solenoid is loose, damaged or disconnected, check both ends for tightness and cleanliness. There is that possibility there is a problem with your starter. Removal is not for the faint of heart though it is possible. There is also that possibility your engine is locked up and your starter can not turn it over because of that. If this is the case and you have a amp meter - you will see heavy draw on the starter wire. If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can so all the prelim checking. I hope this helps you with your trouble. Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.com
You have two buttons to calculate powers: The [x^2] calculates the square of a number while the [caret ^] key allows you to calculate any power, be it with integer, fraction or negative exponent. Both keys are next to one another, one below OPTN and the other below the VARS key. To calculate roots, you have the square root [SHIFT][x^2] the xroot key [SHIFT] [caret ^] , the CUBE root [SHIFT] [(] , and the inverse key [SHIFT][).
Remove the top pads of the keyboard and use a good cleaning brush with a vacuum cleaner to remove off all the dirt from within specially of dust accumulating . If there is no response check the link from the keypad to the motherboard, remove and reset the connection.
If not the fault can be failure in the contact pads below the keys.
Open control panel and click on keyboards, change the settings for user with more sensitivity and save. If this wont work the keyboard panel must be checked again.
Usually the problem with shifting in and out of over-drive has to do with a lack of trani fluid pressure. But after that, the reason it is happening could be anything. Possible causes are low fluid level, clogged filters, internal leak, or sensor failure.
The delete problem you described sounds application specific. For example in Windows Explorer, if you just click on the Delete key, you will only send the deleted object into the Recycle Bin where it can be restored if required. If you want to really delete an item, you click on Shift-Delete key.
Therefore, to answer your question, yes it should be possible to hit just the Delete key but for certain applications like Windows explorer, you will not really be deleting the item you selected.
First thing to always do is kick it. Now that that didn't work, it just seems like the key is sticking. Look under the key to see if there is any junk underneath or possibly press the key several timers then hold it in. If it is still sticking it could be a problem with the insulatinh membrane between the contacts. if you remove the ket and peel back the membrane just enough to get to the contacts, you can lay a very skinny piece of electrical tape between the contacts. probably 3 contacts on top and 3 on bottom, lay the tape horizzontally between the top 3 and bottom 3. Hope you can get it, good luck Seth