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I've got an older Kinesis Elite (similar to Advantage) and the cord has been flexed too often and now shorts. I know this because it was under warantee the last time it shorted and Kinesis replaced the cord. How can I repair or get it repaired?

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  • jmoonmail22 Feb 27, 2009

    Your solution is nontechnical. The Elite cord is to a KEYBOARD; it carries multiple tiny electrical charges through multiple tiny, shielded, bundled wires. It is a specialized keyboard cord. Reread the original problem and/or find a tech to reply.

  • jmoonmail22 Feb 27, 2009

    As a keyboard cord contains as many wires as keys this solution might work if one had enough time and micro-soldering abilities. I can't do such soldering. I need to have the cord replaced. How can I have this done?

  • jmoonmail22 Feb 27, 2009

    You don't have knowledge of anyone doing cord replacement on these keyboards?

  • jmoonmail22 Feb 27, 2009

    The "shorts" likely consist of lost coverings allowing individual tiny wires in the bundled cord to touch so a multimeter continuity test wouldn't necessiarily reduce task.

  • jmoonmail22 Feb 27, 2009

    How do I get my money back?

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This is the link for
Fixya repair directory link
http://www.fixya.com/repair

you can click the link and select the appropriate thing to be repaired that is keyboard which comes in computer peripherals column..then select the proper area of yours mentioned in it and you will get list of engineers dealing in reparing this product.with their phone numbers and contact information.you can contact them as they will give you that service for reparing the product.

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As you say u are not familiar with solderings and testing meters.i wud suggest u to get it checked and repaired by a good local technician.wrong working on it may cause more damage so dont try it personally.manual technicians help is much advisable

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Bring multimeter set it on the continuoty option and start testing the shorted wires and start attach it that would reduce the task of repairing.

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    Jalal Sordo Feb 27, 2009

    well a replacment cord is rare as i gues u can use regilar wires and start cut and atach no soldering is requiered

    or use our repair shop giude to locate the nearest keyboard repair sghop to ur area

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You should be able to buy replacement leads from maplin or some other electrical supplier. if you tell them what connections it has they will possibly make one up for you if one is not available.

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    sean sutton Feb 27, 2009

    you can buy replacement parts direct from kinesis.
    kinesis sales at 800-454-6374
    http://kinesis-ergo.com


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    sean sutton Feb 27, 2009

    refunds and warranty could be sorted through kinesis sales too.

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If your electrically knowledgeable you bcan splice where the wire is loose and reattach or you can get a scrap one and take off the top and bottom of the keyboard and reattach

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You will have to cut the shorted wire and connect the spare wire to that place. you can get this normal copper wire at electronics shop.

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