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A few keys on my Filco Majestouch stopped working.

post #1 of 13
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As the title says I have a few keys not working... Everything else functions fine


Keys not working are home, end, Up arrow, and right arrow. All other keys work without issue.


I bought the keybaord from a forum member so I don't think I can send it in for warranty, so taking it apart is probably an option.

Any ideas as to what happened?
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post #2 of 13
I would test it out on another computer before I started taking it apart, just to be sure it's the keyboard.
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post

I would test it out on another computer before I started taking it apart, just to be sure it's the keyboard.

Already did that. I plugged it in to my laptop and got the same results.
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post #4 of 13
Switches can die prematurely on occasion, though it isn't common, especially when it happens to multiple switches.
I have never had to replace a switch, so I can't tell you how, but I know there are tutorials out there on how to do it.
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post #5 of 13
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Switches can die prematurely on occasion, though it isn't common, especially when it happens to multiple switches.
I have never had to replace a switch, so I can't tell you how, but I know there are tutorials out there on how to do it.


I am guessing the switches didn't die... The home and end keys are some of the most unused switches on a keyboard. The arrow keys don't get a whole lot of use either compared to most keys. It seems like there is a wiring or solder problem somewhere to me but I would have to take it apart to find out.
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post #6 of 13
Commence dismantling. biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 13
Really you can't do warranty? Even if it's 2nd hand there's no way Filco can look up the serial number and see if it's still within the warranty period? That blows you cannot do warranty if you are not the original owner and haven't messed with the inside of the keyboard.
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post #8 of 13
Do the keys feel normal? If not it could require dismantling and a switch swap.
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Do the keys feel normal? If not it could require dismantling and a switch swap.


Keys feel perfectly fine.
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post #10 of 13
Hmm, odd, you didn't drop the board on that corner did you?
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