Weird. A bunch of keys on my iPad keyboard… [UPDATED]

…are now no longer working.  I hope that this is an easily fixed problem, because (of course) the warranty’s expired and replacing it may… take some time.

Moe Lane

PS: I don’t think that anything got spilled on it, but I have small kids.


What the heck: I’ll stick this on my Wish List.

No harm, no foul, right?

4 thoughts on “Weird. A bunch of keys on my iPad keyboard… [UPDATED]”

  1. Power it off and restart it. Mine acted like keys were “stuck” until I did that.

  2. Are you talking about the on-screen keyboard, or about a separate physical keyboard?
    If it’s the touchscreen, is the screen responsive when you touch it where the “dead” keys appear? If so, it’s probably a software problem; if not, it means your touchscreen is the culprit.
    If you have a separate keyboard, it may mean that something has gone wrong with one of the row or column strobe lines (the keys are at intersections of what amounts to a grid of horizontal and vertical wires that complete a circuit when a key is pressed), or it may mean that the chip that drives these lines is bad. Or that someone spilled a Coke, and the electrical contacts in the keys are gummed up.

    1. Murgatroyd: it’s a separate keyboard. Assuming a Coke spill is the culprit (it’s about the only thing I have any hope of fixing on my own), how do I clean the contacts?

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