I'm having a issue with my keyboard, it's a 2 year old ENGAGE Wired Multimedia Keyboard and I LOVE this keyboard! However, there is small and very annoying problem with it...the spacebar gets stuck!I've taken it out and cleaned it and everything, but the spacebar still seem's to be very ' low ' or pressed. The slightest touch to it can cause a space or jump, which makes gaming a bit difficult and typing a horrible pain sometimes, but I've gotten a bit used to it.
When I lift up the spacebar in the hole that contains the ' button press mechanism ' there's this rubbery green thing that goes up and down with the piece underneath the actual spacebar piece that presses down on it. The problem with that is that it's sideways and is stuck fartherdown, making the spacebar be farther down and making it easier to press. Here's some pictures...
Thing's I've tried...
-Dealing with it
-Using a pencil to try and move it into place
-Cleaning the underside of the spacebar
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I'll move it to off-topic.
but as it looks is the mechanism which pushes the space-bar back defect ...maybe material fatigue?
You can't avoid to dismantle the keyboard and replace this part ...or just buy a new one.
I recommend every normal keyboard without soft-touch keys ...just because I hate this soft non-feedback buttons.
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One side (left or right) sits a good bit higher then the other side and or does not work properly when hit off center, this would indicate that the stabiliser wire under the key is seated incorrectly or is missing. This could also be the cause of the key sitting too low overall and not work properly.
that metal wire should clip into some kind of holding tabs on both sides.
It could also be that the rubber done is damaged/worn out, the only way to confirm this is taking apart the entire keyboard and give the spacebar dome a good look n feel and compare it to another dome that you know works like it should. If you see damage or the dome feels a good bit different from another dome the thing is busted and it's time to replace that keyboard.