What's in your keyboard?
Then in the middle of the night...I realized what was wrong. There are batteries in the keyboard. And yes, they have lasted a good long time. I bet those were the culprits. Sure enough, problem solved once I got three new AAA batteries.
But really...when I look for answers to computer stuff, I do the dumbest things. In this instance, I shook the keyboard upside down. A lot, and at various times. I didn't even notice the battery compartment on the underside.
Let's see what came out. Lots of sand or sand-like stuff. No, I don't take my devices to the beach, anywhere: Not Alameda, Maui, or Newport. I must drag the sand and salt inside, from the beach. .
Looks like a lot of crumbs are coming out. Gads, what do I eat at my desk that drops into my keyboard? I seem to have bits of bites in my keyboard. Could be popcorn. Could be cookie crumbs. I wonder if there's a dead sandwich in there somewhere?
Dust falls out, too. Desk things fall out. Staples. Paper clips. Small scraps of paper.
I decide to press my luck. I get some tweezers and see what I can extract. Not much. I love picking at things. Some of the stuff is really wedged in there. I think I'll let it be. One small move with the tweezers and it could be death for the keyboard.
I will rely more on my blue-haired-desk-scraper-lady these days to get her head full of my stuff. That's one thing that hasn't fallen into my keyboard...her plastic hairs.
I'm a frickin' computer genius. At least in my own mind.
Live richly, marilyn