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Old 30 December 2007, 18:29   #1
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Keys on keyboard sticking

This is just a small problem with my A1200 that I've had recently - my left shift key, and occasionally the escape key stay pressed down sometimes, which is just a slight inconvenience more than anything else. It can be a real pain to "depress" them (oh, you know what I mean). It's not as if they're stuck permanently or anything but is there a way to make them "springy" again?

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Had you opened your Amiga recently? I noticed a stuck "Left Shift" key some month ago, some loose screws caused this problem.
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Old 30 December 2007, 18:35   #3
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It's Graham's A1200 cleaning time!
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What were you doing to get your keys so sticky..?

Time to disassemble & put through the dish-washer. (minus springs)
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Old 30 December 2007, 18:47   #5
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What were you doing to get your keys so sticky..?
That's nothing to do with you

No I haven't opened my Amiga for a couple of years... could still be a possibility I guess (loose screws I mean)? It's only those two keys anyway, all the rest are fine but I guess I'll have to take a look at some point...
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Old 30 December 2007, 18:58   #6
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you could give them a little oil (I mean a little), this sounds like they are a little bit dry (so no charlie dont think it's theame sticky as you got on your keyboard )

use this to give them oil (you could use the oil you use in the kitchen (for food) just dont use those who sicks)

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Old 31 December 2007, 15:57   #7
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I have a similar problem with my ESC key only. After using my A1200 a while, the key will stick in the pressed state. It is very annoying, for example when playing a game that will exit when ESC is pressed twice!

My Amiga is an Escom one, by the way. It is in very good condition, so it is not dirt or wear that is causing this problem. I deduced that it is the heat that is causing the case to warp and squeeze the key. I may be incorrect in assuming so, but I have found a solution; loosening the screw on that side, effectively moving the case slightly and releasing the key.
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