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Why.does.my.spacebar.not.work? i.removed.sticking.spacebar.to.clean.gunk.underneath.......after.replacing.it.does does.notwork.

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  • skyhawk2235 Feb 21, 2009

    the pad was still at bottom of tube.....i dropped two drops of electric pre-shave on it .....(alcohol with a slight amount of lube)...after a day or two it dried out and is working as good as new now ......thanks,for your suggestions.

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The pad has slipped.. open KB and reset.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: spacebar.quit.working.

Try to reseat the space bar again.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: media.center.keyboard.spacebar.does.not.work.after.cleaning

i have already posted the solution to my problem.....but i will tell you in more specifics what transpired.........after removing my spacebar.....i used electric pre-shave (an alcohol based solutions with a slight amount of lubrication).......with a few drops of that and a q-tip i cleaned the black tarry mass that had accumulated underneath the space bar most likely from spilled pop,coffee,pancake syrup,cat hairs,and only god knows what else...........after replacing it it worked fine mechanically and physically but did not work on the screen......after a day or two it started working .....i guess the alcohol needed to dry out .....i did put two drops down the tube that had a pad at the bottom (contacts underneath it ).........everything working better than new now .......thanks for being here to help.........

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i have already posted the solution to my problem.....but i will tell you in more specifics what transpired.........after removing my spacebar.....i used electric pre-shave (an alcohol based solutions with a slight amount of lubrication).......with a few drops of that and a q-tip i cleaned the black tarry mass that had accumulated underneath the space bar most likely from spilled pop,coffee,pancake syrup,cat hairs,and only god knows what else...........after replacing it it worked fine mechanically and physically but did not work on the screen......after a day or two it started working .....i guess the alcohol needed to dry out .....i did put two drops down the tube that had a pad at the bottom (contacts underneath it ).........everything working better than new now .......thanks for being here to help.........

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