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    Default Amiga A600 Top Row of Keys not working

    I have an Amiga A600 where the top row of keys (ESC, F Keys and HELP) do not work. At first I assumed it was the membrane so got a new one from RWAP software but still got the same problem with the new one fitted.

    I have removed the RF modulator from it to fit an HDMI mount for an Apollo 600 v2 and I am wondering if I may have damaged the tracks but I have look with a glass and don't think I have.

    I have tried blowing out the keyboard connector, putting some IPA in there and cleaning it and looking for dry joints etc, but to be honest that really is just about the limit for what I am able to do.

    Wondering if someone might be able to take a look for me?
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    do you remember if the tail on the other one was damaged near the end where it was plugged in?

    have a look in the connector,the top half can be removed (it unclips)look for debris and/or bent pin in the socket,it might not be making contact at all
    just save sending it away,if its simple
    i have got too much hardware,it would only hurt your eyes to look at it here

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    I have done that Roy, removed the cap and looked with an eye glass, pins all look fine and no the other membrane does not look damaged to me


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    You can get new keyboard connectors from our user ajk
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    Thanks mate, might get one
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