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    My keyboard won't light up

    Hello! I just bought a back-lit key board off of tigerdirect.com, it just came today

    I plugged it into my PC, it light up for a few mineuts, and then stopped
    I'm able to type in letters with it & stuff, I'm using it right now.

    It won't light up, no matter if teh switch is in the on or off position


    Is there some thing I'm doing wrong?
    Or is it just broken?

    Oh, here is the key board I orderd:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...240152&CatId=0
    Last edited by yamoo; 04-13-2005 at 08:47 PM.

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    Sounds dodgy to me..have you contacted them saying it isnt working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    Sounds dodgy to me..have you contacted them saying it isnt working?
    I haven't contacted them yet.
    I'll call them soon.


    So far, this is a really nice key board!
    Other than the part about it not lighting up...

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    YAY! it just started to work!
    I dont know what i did, buts working!!!

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    And now it's not

    I guess it only works when it wants to...

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    Maybe it's a shotty connection or something inside the keyboard that's shorting out. I don't really know what you can do about it except open up the keyboard and look around.
    Last edited by Antoniohawk; 04-14-2005 at 10:21 PM.

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    Ya could be a loose connection or something....I'd get it replaced personally.

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    Hey, the board works, it just really dark, and the only time you can see it, is when it's really really dark in the room.

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    could be a loose connection where not enough power is getting to the leds or something....to me, 'twould appear it is heading for a replacement

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    Thanks guys
    I'll just get it replaced, probably some time this week.

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    Hmm, it started to light up again this morning, and this time it's been lit for more than 14 hours strait.

    I wonder if it's not broken any more?



    Oh well, I'll still return it to get a brand new non defective one

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamoo
    Hmm, it started to light up again this morning, and this time it's been lit for more than 14 hours strait.
    Loose connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    Loose connection?
    I dunno :|



    My dad was shaking it alot the night before it lit up... And it didn't light up.

    We whent to sleep that night, and woke up to a working key board!

    And I shook it alot while it was still lit, and it didn't stop glowing!




    And now it's been going for like more than 27 hours strate!

    I wonder if the pixy fairy came in my house and fixed it in the night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamoo
    I wonder if the pixy fairy came in my house and fixed it in the night?

    Well, anything's possible lol

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    Wow, just, wow :|

    So far the baord only glows the day my aunt visits us...
    No matter how much I shake the board, it won't turn on/off!
    There is know short ciricut!


    Oh, and I lost the recript
    Thats why I havent returned it yet...


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