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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Apr 13, 2017.

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  1. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Touching the right Shift key sometimes produces a Capitlal "H". I had a problem with a whole bunch of h's appearing in my "search programs and files" command bar. I thought I had this cleared up by going on line and finding out I should air clean my keyboard, which worked for a while, but now the Capital H thing has started again so I just shot some air around the h and right shift key.

    Is the problem solved?
     
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    Usually it's a stuck key or partially stuck key. The air thing could work. You could also remove the key (they usually just pop out) and make sure there isn't any crap stuck underneath.
     
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  3. Breeze147

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    Danke, it just did againHHHH! HHHHHHHHThis is what haphphens.
     
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    A woman I used to work with was having keyboard trouble on her office PC. One of the PC gurus there picked up here keyboard, turned if over and shook a bunch of Pop Tart crumbs out of it. She was a bit embarassed.

    In you case, though, it sounds like a sticking key.
     
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    Tried taking the keys off. Looks okay now. Mine might have a seed stuck down there. wink, wink.
     
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    Sesame Bagel or a left hander?

    A wink's as good as a nod to a blind man.
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Keyboards are "cheap". If cleaning doesn't fix it, just replace it.
     
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    And all this time I thought the 'sticking keys' problem was due to something else...
     
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    La$Vega$ What happens in Vegas is put on VMB forever

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    Now that mystery is solved, can someone explain why the letter W is faint on this site and others?
     
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    The general thinking is that it's not tied to the browser (Firefox)...or NSA working group CPAR/B11....so...just forget that, ok? Never happened. :ssst: However there is this:

    If you're using Windows 7, you're probably using DirectDraw. This means that actual text is drawn on the screen by the operating system, with the help from your graphics card. It's the OS that takes decisions like anti-aliasing (ClearType), etc ... It's of course also affected by the actual font, the fontsize that the website has chosen, the resolution of your screen, etc ... Your browser isn't actually doing anything special here.

    You can switch of off (reverting to the built-in algorithm) by going to Options->Advanced->General and click on 'use hardware acceleration if possible'. But it will affect the entire application. Some people also disable ClearType on the OS level, but that affects the entire OS.

    Do you find the 'faint w' a constant source of angst or merely witty geek cocktail party repartee? :D
     
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    La$Vega$ What happens in Vegas is put on VMB forever

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    I just happened to notice it a while back and seeing the subject, thought I'd add on. I'll pm with any other Q's
     
  12. Breeze147

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    Well, I got the Black Screen of Death last night. Had just bought an external hard drive but too late.

    So I'm in the market for a new laptop. Thinking Dell Inspiron.
     
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    Every once i awhile I tip the keyboard over and tap it on the surface, I get almost enough "vittles" to make a sandwich.
     
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    Apple will set you free!
     
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    No, I'm sticking to Dell. I just need basic stuff on an OS I'm familiar with. I'm looking at a budget of $500 - $600.
     
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    How old is your pc? If not too old (within 2 to 3 years old) you can always just purchase a new internal hard drive and reload your stuff back on it. It is possible that you can recover the data on your old hard drive by making it a temporary external hard drive (secondary drive). Just make sure you install all the latest releases of antivirus and patches to make sure that your old hard drive didn't crash because of a virus or malware.

    It is usually a good practice to perform regular backups of your hard drive so you can recover all your data. I have a 3 TB backup plus drive that I usually back up my hard drive on, just in case something happens to my laptop hard drive.

    Funny for me because I purchased a new laptop during black Friday but I still like my old notebook. It has windows 7, the new laptop has windows 10 and I actually want to repartition it to install windows 7 on it. I don't like win 10 and rather have windows 7 OS.

    When I purchased the notebook many years ago I also upgraded the hard drive on it. It originally had a 500 gb hard drive but I bought a 1 or 1.5 tb hard drive and reinstalled all the original software on it. Not a problem as long as I took a copy of the original OS to reinstall on the new hard drive.
     
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    Too late for that, it's fried. Can't even power up.
     
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    Desktop? I assume you unplugged the power cord from the back of it then plugged it back up. We have this happen to computers all the time at work. I call it a residual charge, but I also tend to talk out of my ass at times. If it's a laptop, I'd check for a light on the power brick to see if that's a culprit.

    Delloutlet.com
     
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    How about that! It worked. At least gives me time to do a backup. Thanks!
     
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    Yup surprising what a simple act will do and you just saved a few hundred bucks. Now back up your files and make a recovery disk of your system so you can recover your stuff if something drastic occurs again.
     
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