Keys dont recognize being pressed

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  1. pwncakes193

    pwncakes193 New Member

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    Keys dont recognize being pressed

    On my Q9H sometimes the A, T, and Fn buttons dont work unless you press down on them extremely hard. What is wrong with them?
  2. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Must be worn out.

    My T key is like that also.

    It really bugs people when im texting them too..I leavee out all my T's by accident lol
  3. pwncakes193

    pwncakes193 New Member

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    Man, and you have to like press down extremely hard to get it to even activate?
    Yeah, it sucks
  4. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Yup, its one of those things that isn't major..but annoys the hell outta ya
  5. ParaCAD

    ParaCAD New Member

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    you havent dipped in to a glass of jack & coke have you?

    Thats why the bottom half of my keypad sticks and needs xtra pressure...Glass on the end table in the perfect spot.

    If not. how old is the q9h? its the same as i have.

    via q9
    aj
  6. Batteries4Less

    Batteries4Less New Member

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    You could always try opening it up and cleaning the leads or contacts... Of course that voids your warranty and could very well break your phone, but its the first thing I would do.
  7. pwncakes193

    pwncakes193 New Member

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    I will look into
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    pwncakes193 New Member

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    After searching throughout teh interwebz I found that taking a q tip, dipping it in rubbing alcohol, and pushing the wet q tip down on the keys as hard as popular, and trying to get into the cracks. After you do that you should push down on the keys as hard as you can. you can use a baby pin to get out crumbs and junk from the cracks, but if you're a neat freak, you dont have to worry about that.

    Hope that helps!
  9. dafoxs

    dafoxs New Member

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    R U Freakin crazy?
  10. pwncakes193

    pwncakes193 New Member

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    haha no! why?
    My keys work perfectly now...
  11. ParaCAD

    ParaCAD New Member

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    Probably lightly..rubbing alcohol dries up right away unlike water. IT actually makes sense to me..I tried it a while ago w/o checking first to see if it was a good idea, and it did help.
  12. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Really?

    Imma try it
  13. sherri

    sherri Active Member

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    Make sure it is as pure an alcohol as you can get...NOT WITCH HAZEL. Try for 91% if possible (dries a little faster). This is what I use to clean the screen (pour a drop on a paper towel and wipe...leaves no streaks...)
  14. ParaCAD

    ParaCAD New Member

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    Good call...
  15. brandon.roeder

    brandon.roeder New Member

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    Yeah I know..Vodka's like 93% right?

    bahahaha
  16. sherri

    sherri Active Member

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    You want a "RUBBING ALCOHOL!!" not a "drinking" alcohol. Vodka is made from potatoes, and will not dry. Get the stuff that even you are legally allowed to but (in a drug store!)

    Besides, why waste good vodka???:tounge:
  17. ParaCAD

    ParaCAD New Member

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    LOL! ....wow! im going to assume he's kidding.


    mmmmm...vodka/tonic
  18. kegobeer

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    I recommend using isopropyl alcohol. It's commonly used to clean electrical contacts, remove CPU grease, etc. Turn off the phone, clean with isopropyl alcohol, wait a few seconds for it to evaporate, and turn it back on.
  19. TreeFrog

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    yes...sip vodka while waiting for the rubbing to dry!
  20. kegobeer

    kegobeer New Member

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    That would be a quick sip! :laugh2:

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