Keyboard problem... I think

By superty12 ยท 5 replies
Sep 1, 2010
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  1. So when I'm playing a game, one of the arrow keys acts like it's been pressed (I've only seen it with the left) and so my game acts like I've pressed that key. It's only noticible in games that use the keyboard. It's annoying, and makes me lose games. It's an old Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro (not sure how old it is). It does work with Vista, or else I wouldn't be able to type. I think the key is getting stuck. The keyboard is dirty. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +470

    The first thing that comes to mind is to try another keyboard. If the old one is, in fact, the problem you can try to unstick any of the keys by popping off the key caps and using, say, alcohol to clean and free up the keyboard stems.
  3. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    What game were you playing because i've had a simular problem with older games due to graphic settings
  4. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 413


    @mailpup: There are no more keyboards here (that will work). I've tried popping off the keys, but they won't pop off. I will have to get a wipe and clean it.
    @DKRON: They're games on the Internet, I don't know how old they are.
    Edit: A wipe won't cut it. I'll have to find a way to clean this.
  5. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    Oh never mind then, my probelm dosn't happen with online gaming, go with mail pup
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +470

    It might be time for a new keyboard. If you get one, you can still tinker with the old one.

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