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Old 01-18-2011, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Amiga 500 Keyboard issues

I recently purchased my first Amiga an Amiga 500 of ebay. Everything works fine apart from the keyboard. It will let me type a few words and then stop working with the caps lock light blinking. Usually 3 times then stopping for a second and then repeating. Sometimes it blinks once. If I pick the machine up and tip it upside down it usually stops and the keyboard starts working. From this I thought perhaps a loose connection? Any thoughts? Also sometimes while typeing it will suddenly get stuck typing one key forever eg aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa and so on...
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: Amiga 500 Keyboard issues

See my similar issue. I think it is quite common with 500s unfortunately

http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=54869

I solved mine by buying a second hand keyboard on eBay
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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Default Re: Amiga 500 Keyboard issues

Thanks for the reply. Guess might have to try replacement keyboard.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: Amiga 500 Keyboard issues

Managed to get the seller to send me a replacement keyboard out in the post. How simple is it to replace a keyboard what are the steps involved? I have never even opened an Amiga up. Although I have changed hardware on PCs before so I am completely clueless!
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Default Re: Amiga 500 Keyboard issues

Very simple once you get it open (5 screws or so,) the keyboard just sits there and there's one plug and maybe a ground strap to the floppy drive. Note the colors on the cable though and make sure you plug the new one in the same way.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #6
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Very simple once you get it open (5 screws or so,) the keyboard just sits there and there's one plug and maybe a ground strap to the floppy drive. Note the colors on the cable though and make sure you plug the new one in the same way.
Thanks will give this a go when it arrives. Would I be correct in thinking its a 10mm Torx screwdriver I need?
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:18 PM   #7
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Yes, the T10 is the correct Screwdriver.
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