Question about older keyboards.

From: Ernest <>
Date: Mon Dec 10 15:07:39 2001

I have an old keyboard with those soldered on keycap assemblies. One of the
key mechanisms broke off and now I'm receiving random characters on the
screen. The missing key is the #3 key. Could the fact that this mechanism is
missing cause this kind of problem, or would the computer see that missing
key as un-pressed but otherwise no problem. Some other part of the keyboard
my be broken but I'm trying to narrow down where to begin trouble shooting.
When I turn the computer on, it sort of runs amuck as though I were pressing
a bunch of random keys but then quiets down after start up but refuses to
let me type anything. Plus, on the screen are 10 to 20 mixed letters and
numbers on the line were I am supposed to enter a command -load, save, run,

Received on Mon Dec 10 2001 - 15:07:39 GMT

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