Showing posts from January 19, 2014

What's in your keyboard?

Nothing is in my wallet, Samuel Jackson. But something is in my keyboard! . I thought something was wrong.  My cursor wasn't working. OMG I have to get something fixed.  I asked my son about it.  He said to turn the computer off and then on.  Okay.  So I did. 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.