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Spacebar on keyboard not working

The spacebar does not work, but all the other keys are working

any solutions would be appreciated

Thanks - Jake18

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Re: spacebar on keyboard not working

Turn the keyboard over and tap the bottom. You may have a piece of fodder under it.

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