[SOLVED] problem with keyboard

Ralston18

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS information.

Make and model keyboard? Which keys stop working? Heavy gaming use?

Start by manually downloading the applicable drivers via the keyboard manufacturer's website.

Reinstall and reconfigure.

Failing that, then try another known working keyboard on your computer.

Try your keyboard on another known working computer.

Determine if the problem stays with your computer or follows the keyboard.
 

Batman1121

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS information.

Make and model keyboard? Which keys stop working? Heavy gaming use?

Start by manually downloading the applicable drivers via the keyboard manufacturer's website.

Reinstall and reconfigure.

Failing that, then try another known working keyboard on your computer.

Try your keyboard on another known working computer.

Determine if the problem stays with your computer or follows the keyboard.
the keys are 3,c and right control. The keyboard does the same when connected to my laptop as well. I would have chalked it up to a hardware issue but I cant figure out why it works for a few mins initially then all 3 keys stop working together.
 

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Batman1121

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Not at all uncommon.

Once the keyboard's circuitry gets "warmed up" something expands and causes a loss of connectivity somewhere within the keyboard.

FYI (randomly chosen keyboard with PCB photos):

https://www.pcbmay.com/mechanical-keyboard-pcb/

As for why those specific keys - that might be explainable if the keyboard's electrical schematic could be found.

Which would be/could be something like the following:

https://cdn.hackaday.io/images/2506091471413125482.jpg
ah. well it's a shame to have to retire it just coz of 3 keys but it is what it is. Thanks
 

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