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Space bar sticking on Saitek lighted keyboard

Is it possible to pop off the space bar key to see why it is sticking?

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  • wilrhy Mar 10, 2008

    I emailed Saitek about the problem---when I popped off the spacebar the plastic piece that holds the clip was broken. They mailed me a new one free of charge.

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    my spacebar is also now busted, crappy design

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    Anyone know how to pop off normal letter key of the keyboard?  My "d" key is hard to use cuz i have to slam me finger on it for it to make the "d" which is why try not to use many D's in my typing.  Anyway please reson on how to pop it off so i can fix it or how to just fix it.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    Hey, I got a problem aswell. when I press down my space bar and i press to the left or right edge, and not in the middle it doesn't record that in the text im typing as a space. This problem started after I popped the space button out to check under it because I accidently got some ice cream under there.

  • Ethan Hull Sep 14, 2013

    If your space bar is sticking or seesawing (as mine was) you can either contact the company and they can send you another spacebar, or you can find out what is wrong with it and fix it yourself. One of the plastic bars on the back of my spacebar broke so the bar was seesawing and only if you pressed it in the middle would it work. I took it off the keyboard, coated one end of the metal bar with vaseline (the end that kept popping out due to the broken plastic bar) and then hot glued it to the spacebar. It was a 5 minute fix and I am typing on it right now. Works like a charm.

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I had the plastic pieces holding the bar broken off when I got it, I just put some loctite over the broken pieces with the bar in it. Then kept moving the bar while the loctite dried. It recreated the plastic holdings and is more robust to abuse now.

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Posted on Oct 20, 2008

For me, I popped of the space bar, cleaned the junk underneath and fidgeted with the plastic push-button and all was better. Thanks for the suggestion!

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