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Epicure_mammon
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Mon 3rd Sep '07 3:19PM
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Do you find yourself stuck in insert mode and overwriting thoughts of w00tness which never shall surface again? The General found himself in just this situation so - armed with a laser guided pen knife of absolute 1337 I solved said issue thus:



Now his keyboard has the following schema:



Notice the elimination of the completely superfluous insert key!!!!



[EDIT]

Sorry about the blurry photo and mahoosive pictures!!
  

Demian*
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Mon 3rd Sep '07 3:28PM
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When I first saw the picture I thought you'd hacked a USB port into your keyboard.

So... you pulled the insert key off?

Well it's low-tech but effective I suppose
  

General*
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Mon 3rd Sep '07 3:38PM
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It was surgically extracated with a USB laser guided HP blade server pen knife I hardly think "pulled it off" covers it!
    

Epicure_mammon
I'm not crazy cause I take the RIGHT pills :)
Tue 4th Sep '07 9:06AM
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my "" key and my "" key don' work. i've alo noiced ha he hif key on he lef doen' work eiher. hi i making life quie ricky a my paword conain a lea one of hoe leer :9

mybe i houldn' go around ripping iner key off people keyboard le my own compuer equipmen decide o eek vengence
  

Mrsham
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Tue 4th Sep '07 9:24AM
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A problem of conveying meaning via keyboard when lacking keyage can be regarded favourably: a joyful conundrum.

You're a bi crewed wih your paword hough.

EDIT: got rid of some ""
EDIT2: darn.
 

Demian*
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Tue 4th Sep '07 5:23PM
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Epicure_mammon was bold enough to comment:
my "" key and my "" key don' work. i've alo noiced ha he hif key on he lef doen' work eiher. hi i making life quie ricky a my paword conain a lea one of hoe leer :9

mybe i houldn' go around ripping iner key off people keyboard le my own compuer equipmen decide o eek vengence



You can probably fix this yourself, if the problem was caused by a spillage (often causes this problem). Unscrew the back plate, and it should fall into 2 case halves and a few flexible transparent pages of circuitry. You'll probably notice the problem keys run along the same piece of plastic. Anyway, you can wash these pladtic sheets with a damp sponge and dry carefully, and your keyboard should be good as new

Edit: If you're feeling particularly lazy, you can just immerse the whole keyboard in hot soapy water, then cold to rinse, but make sure you leave it in a good place for evaporation for at least a couple of days. An airing cupboard would be good. I discovered this before I realised they were dismantle-able / reassemble-able.
  

General*
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Mon 17th Mar '08 3:56PM
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I'm proud to say after months of no insert key running I have finally found a key good enough to insert.
    

Agentgonzo
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Tue 18th Mar '08 1:52PM
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You could do with giving it a bit of a clean.
Dishwashers are good for cleaning keyboards.
  

General*
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Tue 18th Mar '08 2:06PM
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The whole population were wiped out by a virus spread from a particularly insanitary telephone.
    

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