Embarassing Keyboard Problem [SOLVED] (Cautionary Tale)

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Embarassing Keyboard Problem [SOLVED] (Cautionary Tale)

Post by Amii_Leigh » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:28 pm

I woke up this morning after my cat went to a lot of trouble to get me awake. She was hungry. I got dressed, then walked over to the computer to log on before going to feed the cat. Only...I got my password wrong. I kept trying, and failing. I finally got the computer to reboot and then got to the desktop only to find that I couldn't use my password there either. Anything I had to use the password on kept telling me that the password I was using was wrong.
FORTUNATELY I have gedit set up to come up by pressing one key. In this case, it's the otherwise useless Scroll Lock button (with a non-functioning light).
I then started to type out my password one letter at a time into Gedit until I found the culprit: the letters F and R were both moving at the same time. So I reached over to my desktop organiser and got my handy-dandy beautician's scissors with the funky curlique on one finger hole, which I use to pry off keyboard buttons to pry off the suspected keyboard buttons.
Long story short, be careful when eating something sticky over your keyboard. Especially honey. Peanut butter and honey is very tasty, but honey sticks keys together.
By the way, my cat finally did get fed.
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Re: Embarassing Keyboard Problem [SOLVED] (Cautionary Tale)

Post by lsemmens » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:22 pm

Thanks Amii-Leigh, I thought I was the only one that had those problems. :D
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Re: Embarassing Keyboard Problem [SOLVED] (Cautionary Tale)

Post by MrEen » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:33 pm

Also, if you change to eating cookies at the keyboard, I don't know how, but even though the crumbs have to be really small to get past the keys, they can still be large enough to stop keypresses from registering. Then, when you give the key area a blast of compressed air, you sometimes have only changed the key that doesn't work to another key.

Ummm, so I've heard. :oops:

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