Keyboard making computers go into standby

By MrReaper
Nov 15, 2007
  1. For no apparent reason, my keyboard has made both my desktop and laptop go into standby when its plugged in. My keyboard is a Saitek Eclipse. I havn't done anything to my keyboard to make this happen and theres no standby button on it. I had googled but had no luck. Anyone know how to stop this? I don't want to buy a new keyboard seeing as this cost me around £30 and dont too much money to buy a new one.
    There are no drivers available on the manufacturers site as it is a standard plug and play USB keyboard.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Saitek keyboards do occasionally screw up. A new one is the only answer.
  3. MrReaper

    MrReaper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I really want to avoid buying a new one. I don't understand how this can happen out of the blue. I'm willing to try anything to get it working again.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It is hardware failiure, not a software one.

    In order to fix it you would need to pull it all apart and figure out where the problem lies.

    If it is a faulty membrane then your chances of fixing it are zero.

    I have fixed a few keyboards in the past so if you decide to open it im im quite happy to help as much as i can.
  5. MrReaper

    MrReaper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I've had the keyboard for over a year so I guess I can't really void the warranty lol.
    Its almost 1:30am and not in the right frame of mind to open it today lol.
    If I get time tomorrow, I will open it up and post what I see.
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If you can, take some pictures of anything you need help with.
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