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A keyboard that will teach me to play songs I actually want to play?

I'm looking for a keyboard that a) lets me play along to lit-up keys and b) allows me to either add my own music for it to decipher or tell it which keys I want to light up when I play a song. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jan 12, 2014 - 3 answers

How to get my laptop's keyboard to work after a beer spillage?

I spilled beer on my laptop. I got a missing or corrupt BIOS error on startup and a number of keys didn't do anything when pressed. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the inside with alcohol wipes and replaced the keyboard. The BIOS error is gone and the keys register as input but in pairs. Is there a software solution to this problem? [more inside]
posted by Lubo on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

My hinkPadhas aproblem with i's keyboard.

I just bought a used Thinkpad T61 and the e,t, and space bar keys work intermittently. The keyboard is reasonably clean and nothing is obstructing the keycaps underneath. I have taken out the keyboard and reseated the keyboard connector. Is this just a bad keyboard or should i be worried about something else? (os is linux/ubuntu)
posted by ennui.bz on Mar 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Please help with toddler-induced keyboard repair need

Please help me repair my laptop after my 2yo attacked the keys. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Sep 18, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I safely remove my netbook's chiclet keys?

I own an Asus netbook with a chiclet keyboard. I've had it for about a year and a half now and I would really like to properly clean the keyboard. But I can't seem to find instructions for how to take the keys off and clearly I don't want to break them! Has anyone out there done this before? Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Aug 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Becausethisisgettingridiculous.

The spacebar on my laptop is messed up. My question is similar to this question. Only different. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Jul 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Typing: from 60wpm to 90wpm

From a reasonably good [60wpm] looking-at-the-keys typist to a reasonably good [90wpm] touch typist. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Dec 13, 2009 - 21 answers

Türkçe....!

How do you program foreign (namely the Turkish ones - ı, ş, and ğ) characters into a laptop keyboard....? [more inside]
posted by ryanbryan on Oct 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Does my laptop need botox?

A patch of keys on my old Apple laptop stopped working. No recent spills. What next? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Aug 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Is it safe to glue keys to a laptop keyboard?

The left CTRL key popped off of my ThinkPad T43, the casualty of a RAM upgrade. The blue nipple seems to have come unglued from both the keyboard and the key. Is it safe to glue onto the keyboard? Googling reveals warnings of not using superglue and using superglue. Would a silicon adhesive be safer? Better?
posted by puckupdate on Aug 18, 2009 - 6 answers

How to fix laptop keyboard keys that fell off?

How to fix laptop keyboard keys that fell off? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on May 20, 2009 - 7 answers

How to learn music with DIY lighted keys

Is there a way to output midi data from MAC or PC so that I can have one in a series of LED lights light up when the corresponding note is played? I would like to learn playing keyboard by example, have seen the casio lighted keyboards, but I heard these keyboards cannot play midi's that I download online.
posted by mikesmeta on May 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Keys to the city

Help me fix a keyboard/key problem with my Vista laptop. [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Feb 12, 2009 - 9 answers

MS Outlook 07 switched my @ and quote keys - how can I stop this from happening?

Outlook occasionally switches my "@" key with my " " " key [quotes key]. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it? [more inside]
posted by alrightokay on Jun 12, 2008 - 5 answers

A Cure for Shiny Key Syndrome

How can I avoid shiny keys syndrome on my computer keyboards? This relates to the patches of smoothness that seem to appear on often-used keys after a few months of consistent use. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty on May 26, 2008 - 16 answers

How to disable a laptop keyboard?

I need to disable my malfunctioning laptop keyboard, but when uninstalling drivers, windows reinstalls on restart. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jul 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Yes, we have no left shift key!

Well, my left shift key has finally broken in half and no longer works. What can I do about it? (Difficulty: "go to the nearest Apple Store" is not a viable solution!) [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Apr 9, 2007 - 12 answers

What can I do about my MacBook Pro's abysmal keyboard finish?

What can I do about my MacBook Pro's abysmal keyboard finish? [more inside]
posted by jdurlowe on Oct 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Return and delete don't work in OS X

I've just copied all my data from an iBook G4 to a Macbook. For some reason, the delete and return keys don't work in Safari and Mail.app on the Macbook. I think I've solved this before but I can't remember how and can't find the answer. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on May 24, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I reprogram a key on my Mac?

How do I reprogram the "end" key on my PowerBook? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Apr 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Apple keys for a PC Keyboard?

Is there anyone selling keys with Apple markings for PC keyboards? (Or do I have other options?) [more inside]
posted by ontic on Aug 24, 2005 - 15 answers

Powerbook Titanium Keyboard

Powerbook Titanium Keyboard Question: Hitting certain keys on my laptop results in a string of weird symbols and line breaks. Any ideas on what the problem is and what I can do about it? (MI) [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on Nov 18, 2004 - 3 answers

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