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    Microsoft Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard 700

    I have had the Wireless 7000 keyboard for 12 months or so and it has worked perfectly up to now. Suddenly some keys are not working and others are typing multiple characters. e.g

    3 - enters 3 and brings up the calculator
    4 - not working
    5 - enters \5
    h - enters h-
    num 1 - enters 1k
    k - enters 1k
    num 2 - enters 2l
    l - enters 2l
    num 3 - enters 3;
    ; - enters 3;

    It doesn't seem as though it is a dirty keyboard because this all happened suddenly.

    I have rebooted, installed the latest driver from Microsoft and replaced the batteries in the keyboard.

    I'm running XP SP3.

    I'm hoping someone has some ideas to fix this as I have had to revert to a wired keyboard until I find a fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcodeBob View Post
    I have had the Wireless 7000 keyboard for 12 months or so and it has worked perfectly up to now. Suddenly some keys are not working and others are typing multiple characters. e.g

    I'm hoping someone has some ideas to fix this as I have had to revert to a wired keyboard until I find a fix.
    BarcodeBob,
    Hello...I use a "Logitech" wireless keyboard, and when mine exhibited the same symptoms ..it was dirty battery connections ..cleaned the contacts and all was well again ... another is loose battery connections .Either case it sounds like a hardware problem. Regards Fred
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    I suggest testing the keyboard on a different computer as that will be the quickest way to prove it is the keyboard and not the software utility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain Fred View Post
    BarcodeBob,
    Hello...I use a "Logitech" wireless keyboard, and when mine exhibited the same symptoms ..it was dirty battery connections ..cleaned the contacts and all was well again ... another is loose battery connections .Either case it sounds like a hardware problem. Regards Fred
    Thanks Fred, will give that a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerFar View Post
    I suggest testing the keyboard on a different computer as that will be the quickest way to prove it is the keyboard and not the software utility.
    Thanks Terfar, didn't think of that, will see how it goes.

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    Well, I tried the keyboard on another PC and it worked perfectly. So I connected it to the original PC and now it works like new. I haven't cleaned the battery contacts or anything else so go figure. But maybe something has been disturbed but it's very frustrating for someone who spent most of their working life in the computer game and can't pinpoint what the problem was. But it's working now so i will leave it alone.

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    BarcodeBob,
    Hello... sounds like something is "loose" within the keyboard.Regards Fred
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    Fred
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