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Stiff keys on MS Natural Keyboard - already cleaned it.

I use an ancient MS Natural Keyboard, but the main thing that's relevant here is the key mechanism. The Goog will show you models old and new. I recently took mine apart, cleaned the plastic parts with water, got it nice and clean (years of accumulated cookie crumbs, etc.) The problem is - now the keys are kind of stiff. For example, if I strike them at a slight angle, they don't depress as smoothly as before. The standard advice online is to clean a keyboard to prevent sticky keys, but I have the opposite problem. Is there some kind of lube/oil/spray I can use?
posted by 4midori on Dec 30, 2013 - 3 answers

 

Gaming the System

We're building a new PC. We're also an avid gamers. What OS do we want (and/or monitor and mouse/trackpad combo)? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Recovering Office 2010 product key from dead Windows 7 system

How might I recover an Office 2010 product key from a Windows install now located on an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by dumbland on Dec 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Name-that-old-video-game, part the Nth

Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
posted by LN on Jan 1, 2012 - 6 answers

After the restoration

A couple of weeks ago I had to do a System Restore on my PC, after which I had to reinstall Microsoft Office (2007). Ever since, every time I I open an office program like word or Excel, the program has to go through a long configuration process. [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Nov 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators?

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators? [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Aug 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Seeking original Microsoft Natural Keyboard (the first ever)

Where can I find an original Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard? [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jan 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Please help with this simple MS Excel problem!!

MS Excel Problem: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP? I am a very average PC user having unable to open spreadsheets. I borrowed a copy of MS Office Professional from a friend, but it did not install Excel properly. I no longer have access to those installation CDs. Whenever I try to open a spreadsheet, it prompts me for the CD's. So I bought Excel 97, installed it fine, but still when I try o open a spreadsheet it automatically tries to open it with the XP Professional version... How so I get around this to just use the Excel 97 version now on my computer??
posted by writingjulie on Oct 29, 2007 - 9 answers

The windows, it blowed up

Windows 2000 just decided that I'm a new user for some reason. Exciting. How can I revert back to my old account? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Nov 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Aircraft for FS2004?

Does anyone know of a website that offers decent to high quality downloads for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004? [more inside]
posted by drleary on Jul 3, 2006 - 6 answers

What motivated Bill Gates?

What motivated Bill Gates?
posted by ValveAnnex on Jul 23, 2005 - 19 answers

Recomendations for a small, cheap, home media center

Macmini alternatives. I was considering purchasing a Mac Mini to make it a relatively inexpensive home media center, but after upgrading the hard drive to 80GB, adding Bluetooth for a wireless keyboard & mouse, buying the wireless keyboard & mouse, adding 802.11g for home networking, etc the $499 price tag was closer to $850 or more. Can anyone recommend a Windows box manufacturer who makes small form factor PCs for this kind of application?
posted by jonson on Jan 20, 2005 - 26 answers

Can I sync Entourage on my iBook with Outlook on my PC?

Anyway to sync between Entourage on my iBook and Outlook on my PC?
posted by mhaw on Jan 3, 2005 - 3 answers

Why can't my PC access eBay suddenly?

My s.o. needs help with a technical problem on his home PC: "I cannot open any eBay page on my Internet Explorer. This just started last night. I can open all other internet pages, just none related to eBay. Is there a virus that specifically prevents people from opening eBay pages? This is really frustrating, I have run virus and spyware checks and found nothing, but I cannot think of anything else that could prevent access to a certain domain. Please help."
Anybody got any ideas (besides, obviously, switching to a Mac)?
posted by turbanhead on Apr 26, 2004 - 9 answers

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