If I am not able to clean up my sticky keyboard, can I replace an Apple Imac one with any keyboard? I have an almost new one from my old computer that I'd use if it was possible, but no box to tell me if it is compatible. Anybody know?
I'm kind of panicking about it. If I can't use my computer until I get my next check in Nov. I will go through withdrawal. I tried popping off the spacebar key and it is held on by two hooks. Got it back on with just a little mishap of putting in back on backwards. I'm going to try to pop off one of the little to no used smaller keys and see what happens when I put it back on. I'll NEVER eat a popsicle at my computer ever again!!!!!
Thanks, Chris. I wouldn't even have known what to type in to Google this. Now I just have to check to see if they have the connector. Forgive my lack of knowledge, but is that a picture of the connector?
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Oct 10, 2009 8:52:37 GMT -5
Just off topic here but Sue I didn't realize you might be using a Mac? If you do and you've had trouble opening the AIRMails; I can send it to you in .pdf :Let me know.
BTW; I use an older keyboard; my buttons don't pop off. For just general cleaning though I use a Q tip dipped (excess shaken off) in rubbing alchohol and rub between the keys etc. If it's "underneath" this won't help ya though. I think you're stuck with getting a new keyboard if what Chris was suggesting doesn't work. BTW; most places that repair computers have used ones available; you could get a used one probably pretty cheap.
And thanks to you, too, Blossom. And you're absolutely correct that I can't get the airmail. I was able to once and I don't know what I did to get into it. A PDF would be super! These months seem to be just flying by now. It doesn't seem like it was a month ago for the last Airmail.
While chatting with a Sales Rep at Best Buy today, I inquired about non-Mac keyboards plugging into a Mac box. He showed me many different USB keboards and he said that NOT USB keyboards will work properly (being connected to a Mac). He then showed me the MAC Stamp on the outside of each keyboard box. Thus, proving that specific USB keyboards will work on both Windows x & Mac platforms. If you are still shopping for a new or "better" keyboard for your Mac, do remember the MAC logo on the side of each box. If the logo doesn't exist, don't "take the risk" of plugging it into your Mac. If Mac logo exist, its worth trying - on your specific Mac.