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Old 21 March 2016, 19:57   #1
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fault esc key

the esc key on my a1200 no longer works does anyone know if there is a short cut using other keys that i could press to = the esc key
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Old 21 March 2016, 20:06   #2
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You may try Ctrl D or Ctrl C but it may not work in games.
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Old 22 March 2016, 01:54   #3
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that did not work its to access a game from the boot up part it asked to hit esc to continue
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Old 22 March 2016, 07:50   #4
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Check the keyboard ribbon cable is seated properly.
Remove the retaining clip first before removing the ribbon cable.
Clean the end of the ribbon cable and check for damage.
Sometimes cutting 5mm off of the end can give a better contact for tired ribbon cables.
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Old 23 March 2016, 00:46   #5
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i was reading the post on here about cutting the ribbon but as its only the ecs key not working and if i bugger it up which knowing me i would, then i would be unable to get another as iv searched the interney without any look for a replacement looks like i will just have to live with it
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i was reading the post on here about cutting the ribbon but as its only the ecs key not working and if i bugger it up which knowing me i would, then i would be unable to get another as iv searched the interney without any look for a replacement looks like i will just have to live with it
Hi.
Perhaps the problem is the membrane. You will have to disassemble the keyboard, see if the track is in good this membrane. You can test it with a multimeter.
If this cut can repair using silver paint.
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Old 25 March 2016, 17:03   #7
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tries cutting the membrane made no dif and cannot see anything corroded have cleaned the membrane made no dif looks like im stuck without a esc key
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Old 27 March 2016, 16:28   #8
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If it is only one key not working it is not a broken trace on the membrane or the connector to the motherboard. If that was the case then a row of keys would be none working. There is probably something wrong with the contact points (for the esc key) on the membrane or the key clip itself. I would open it and have a look at the membrane and the key clip. Maybe change the key clip to see if it makes a difference
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Slightly off topic, if you run games using whdload, use cd32load instead, and you can remap esc on a joypad button, or mouse.
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