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Old 26th November, 2006, 08:00 PM
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How retarded can a keyboard get?

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Today, I bring before you a question. A question of great importance. The question is, "How retarded can a keyboard get?". The reason for this is because i've just got a new Microsoft Basic Wired 500 keyboard. I connected it all up and switched on the PC. Wow, what a letdown i was in for. The first thing that happened after i logged in: random icons on the desktop being selected. They all began with the same letter. The key that was associated with that letter wasn't stuck down. Then i restarted. Same thing. So i switched off at PSU and then turned it back on after a while. After i logged in, it was ok for a while, then the same thing started happening again, but with a different letter. Then it changed to another letter a few seconds later. Can anyone explain what the hell is going on with this keyboard and how i can solve it?

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First off try using another keyboard to see if that cures it. If not I would say that either the drivers, or the keyboard are naffed.
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i'd say it's haunted.



....cuz i don't really know otherwise.
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Hmmm, well it must be haunted since it's working fine now. Either that or it can detect when i am in a good mood. It's much better than my kast keyboard; i can type quicker, it's quieter, and the delete key is the right size so corrections are quicker an easier. It's still no good at helping typing if i'm a bit dizzy (from drinking, but not too much, just in moderation ). The real test is whether it can improve gaming for me.
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Hmmm, well it must be haunted since it's working fine now. Either that or it can detect when i am in a good mood. It's much better than my kast keyboard; i can type quicker, it's quieter, and the delete key is the right size so corrections are quicker an easier. It's still no good at helping typing if i'm a bit dizzy (from drinking, but not too much, just in moderation ). The real test is whether it can improve gaming for me.
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I have found the unplugging the KB several times can help. Sometimes dirt and contamination can prevent a good contact on the ps2 or USB connection.
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Are the days of a $10 rectangular keyboard over? Why must they be mishapen? The manifold mysteries, I tell ya.
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