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Default Solution to some keyboard problems. - 03-01-2009, 10:51 PM

I recently ordered a UK keyboard to replace my US one because of the increased number of keys.

However, after I put it in, one of the keys was automatically pushed, and a few more keys resisted and made a clicking noise if I pushed them a little sideways and down. When I removed the keys I saw that they all had small plastic pins like this:


Where the keys are to be pressed down there are usually two holes for those two pins to glide smoothly in. However, if the keys are pushed a little sideways first etc, they fail to hit those holes.

I'm not sure what the deal is with those plastic pins, if it's just production leftovers or something intended by Dell. Any ideas?

For my part, the important thing is that removing them with a knife or a finger nail fixed my keyboard. The stuck key stopped being pressed in automatically and all the other keys now press in smoothly.

I'm a happy bunny! :P
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