Sudden malfunctioning of keys that repeat when held down, viz. Delete, backspace, space bar etc.

Posted on 2009-04-30
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Last Modified: 2013-12-09
The delete, backspace, arrow keys and spacebar 'repeat when held down' function has stopped working suddenly. The keys all function with individual keystrokes, but not when held down to repeat the function. Is it a setting somewhere? Or a software problem? This is a very old IBM keyboard, I think, marketed under the 'Systems Direct' label.  It is a very nice keyboard with definite 'clicks' to the keys when struck.
Question by:helenwhitaker
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David Wall earned 150 total points
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can you get another keyboard to test whether it is a faulty keyboard or does the error move to the new keyboard.

There are setting to adjust the repeat rates in control panel> keyboard

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I've tried the control panel. No joy. I'll have to try and get hold of another keyboard. Don't have one to hand
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you can test this keyboard also on another pc.
if the problem is recent, a system restore can help you also

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