Keyboard only types symbols.

wntic

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Hi every one.

Got a a1200 that's just been nicely recapped and running better than it ever has apart from one thing.

They b****y keyboard will only type symbols and nothing else no letters. One of the alt keys is damaged but not sure what could be causing this?

Any ideas?

Tom
 
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fitzsteve

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Hi Tom,

Check first that the ribbon is fully inserted to the slot on the Motherboard, if this does not help you can get replacement membranes on eBay or even complete (Brand New) Keyboards.

Some people have repaired their faulty membranes by cutting a slight piece of the end of the ribbon or by fixing breaks in the membrane it's self. Sometimes even cleaning the key contact area's can help but this is really only if you have just 1 or 2 keys not working properly.

Good luck.

Steve.
 

Merlin

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Sounds like one of the shift keys is stuck down. Check that both shift keys work freely and are not sticking.
 
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