Do you suffer from having a malfunctioning keyboard? Listen and learn as our Tech Woes IT pros once and for all fix the scourge of the malfunctioning keyboard.
A malfunctioning keyboard
is a real source of aggravation and a productivity killer. On a wireless keyboard, frequently, changing the batteries solves the problem. Sometimes, pushing the connect button will do the trick. For a USB keyboard, just unplug it and plug it back into the USB port. Possibly, you could plug it into another USB port. Additionally, you could remove it from device manager, and restart the computer. Finally, if all else fails, you could just replace it.
Following is a transcript
of a person with a malfunctioning keyboard and a goofy and unhelpful tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor. I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg
Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support. How may we humiliate you?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: My computer keyboard is malfunctioning.
Unhelpful tech support guy: What seems to be the problem?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: No matter what I type into my Word document, all gibberish appears on the screen.
Unhelpful tech support guy: That’s a common problem here at the office.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: It is? What causes it?
Unhelpful tech support guy: Dude, there’s a short between the chair and the keyboard. [Aside] You don’t know how long I’ve waited to say that.