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Q: X250 Spacebar

I recently bought an X250, and immediately upon using it, found that the spacebar is not as responsive as all the older thinkpads I've had in the past. Specifically, when I type I press on the right side of the spacebar to create a space, but my usual amount of force is no longer responded to by the keyboard. If I push harder, it will respond, but that's annoying because it slows down my typing speed. If I press on the middle of the spacebar it works much better, and if I press it with my left thumb it works better, too. Does that mean I'm typing wrong all these years, or did I end up with a bad key? I have depot service, so would Lenovo address this if I send it in? If I send this in, do I need to remove all the data on the machine? Would they replace the spacebar or the entire keyboard as I saw somewhere? How long would it take? Gotta say that the keyboard is much worse than the X230 that I am coming from. Thanks for any heads up!

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A: X250 Spacebar

I too have this problem.What's the solution other than retraining your typing?

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within the last month I have been getting massive spacebar lagging - tried looking such what is running in the background that might possibly be pulling system power but since I am no tech as you can tell from my speech here, I need some guidance as to what it could be.
I have to wait a long time between writing words will not let me move it forward without having to wait; this message has taken me over 5 minutes to type. Any suggestions? THX....

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My spacebar seems to not be very sensitive sometimes it works sometimesnot but if you tap harder it will. Is there a way I can lookat this?
acer aspire laptop.


I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop, and today I started to take off some of the keys so that I could clean underneath them. I had no problem putting the alt, ctrl, and arrow keys back on, but the spacebar refuses to click back. I read an online manual (http://www.wikihow.com/Pop-a-Key-Back-Onto-a-Dell-Laptop-Keyboard) on how to put keys back on. There are a few pieces that they describe in the manual as "u and o shaped pieces" that are supposed to rise a bit from the surface of the keyboard. The one in the middle(there are three for the spacebar) is risen, but the two on the ends lie flat. I don't know how I'm supposed to put my spacebar back on with those two pieces lying flat. Help?

By the way, you can only imagine how fun it was to type this with a tiny button for a spacebar.

A:Took off spacebar.

Have a good look at the underside of the spacebar and likewise look at those pieces lying flat. Get a pair of tweezers and or a fine screwdriver to lift the clips so you can get an idea of how they connect to the spacebar. Take your time to figure out how it all works and assuming you haven't damaged anything when removing you should be able to clip it back together quite successfully.

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Hello HP, I have a small problem with my HP ProBook 450 g2.As you can see on the picture, my space bar is broken.i still have all of the parts, but i cannot connect it anymore because the plastic doesn´t `click` anymore.the parenthesis are broken.Is it possible to order a new spacebar? (only the plastic part? ) Or do i have to replace the whole keyboard?And where can i order the official parts?i've tries te contact the costumerservice on the website, But i don't have warranty anymore Thank you, Greetz Claudia

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i have been having trouble with my laptop and fixed one problem and caused my spacebar to hide somewhere. i cannot seem to get it back. can anyone help me


I interpret your description to mean that striking the spacebar does not generate a space; the cursor does not advance.

[edit] Quick Test of SpaceBar

Open the notepad application.
Mouse click in the notepad window
Display the 'Help' menu
Clear the menu
Display the 'Window' menu
Clear the menu

Try these suggestions in any order,

Reload or update keyboard drivers
Introduce a ps/2 or usb keyboard. Reboot. Test function of both keyboards. I have no idea if the auxiliary KB disables the other KB.

Use on-screen keyboard
[*]Start ! all programs ! accessories ! Accessibility ! on-screen keyboard
[*]Open Notepad (or other suitable application such as this reply window)
[*]Use on-screen keyboard to test spacebar.[*]If on-screen keyboard experiences the same problem, then we need to dig deeper. Presently I have not located any help deciphering scancode maps.

You can perform a scancode 'hunt' by striking every key to confirm the generated character corresponds to the key. The hunt looks for the space for a different key stroke.

System Restore to a saved point that pre-dates this problem.


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My spacebar only works when I'm holding the shift key.

Please can you help me by suggesting what might be doing this....

I've tried other keyboards - same problem


You could try changing language settings of your keyboard, and then changing them back.

Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages Tab -> Details -> Settings Tab -> Add -> check that box for Dvorak -> OK -> Default input language -> English US Dvorak -> Apply -> Default input language -> English US US -> OK -> OK.

If that didn't fix it then I don't know. It was just a guess anyway.

When you changed keyboards, did you try USB and PS/2?

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Would anyone else with a yoga 920 be able to upload a picture comparison of the gap from the spacebar to the case. It?s just different to the other keys spacings. Noticed that this reference doesnt have the gap in the spacebar.Found online:  Mine: 

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So my spacebar is acting up. It's acts like it is being held down when it isn't. I already tried taking the spacebar key out, cleaning it, and putting it back on, but nothing's changed.
Now I can't type in my password to log onto my laptop :/

A:Spacebar Problem?

Try an external keyboard and see if it does the same thing. If so, then it is a Windows setting. If not, then your keyboard is broken.

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This is vijay from delhi.
i have a problem with the spacebar.
its not working after i have dirt under it.
so hope you would solve my problem as soon as possible.
and let me know anymore details regarding the Dell Laptop.


A:problem with spacebar

please answer my query as soon as possible

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The space bar often ingnores my request for a space between words.

A:word spacebar

Be sure that the "Insert" key is not active.

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I have now been through 3 Dell XPS 15 9550 models and every time after about a month, the spacebar starts to squeak. This is insane. Please respond.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2765 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1158 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 155243 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled


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The spacebar does not seem sensitive enoughso large portionsoftext can oftenhanvenospaces which then have to be added later which is time consuming and annoyinging. Ihave hadthislaptop forabout2/52.thanks

A:keyboard spacebar

Hi @cuthbert2,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the space bar. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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Please excuse the vagueness of the title but I have no idea how to word this. I was having trouble with my keyboard where it's as though the space bar is constantly being held down, even though there is nothing underneath it and I'm not touching it. I've tried several other keyboards and even NO keyboard and still the same problem. Ixve scanned for viruses and it has returned nothing. It's stopping me from doing anything with my computer and it's driving me insane seeing as I have just started college and have alot of work to do. I have recently upgraded to Windows 7. Please help.

A:Spacebar problem

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

Please be a little more specifis than what is in your System Specs Icon.

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I'd expect the spacebar to be pressable across its entire length but occasionally if i'm pressing it at the right hand side it is unresponsive. It clicks but no space appears. It's the same at the left but I don't hit that end when typing. It seems a major flaw that the travel of the key is only opearbale about 10mm in. Anyone else? I've read about the problem on other Yogas but not this one. Is it a mechanical fault that can be repaired?

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Hi all, I have had a Toshiba L750 for about three years. Initially I upgrded it from Win 7 home 32bit to Win 7 Pro 64 bit and generally I have been happy with it. I prefer to use Internet Explorer 9, even though I have tried IE10 and IE11 plus Chrome and Firefox.

About a month ago I removed the standard HHD and put in a new 480GB SSD and did a fresh install of Win 7 Pro and SP1 and hopefully all relevant Toshiba drivers.

Sometimes windows dont open maximised so I would do Alt + spacebar the "X" to maximise the window, and that works on all but IE9. I know it worked on my old HDD, but not the SSD with the fresh install.

Typically hitting Alt + spacebar will bring up a small menu, but not with IE9.

Is there some setting I need to enable in IE9 or maybe the Registry?

Hoping for a solution, regards, Phil.

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Someone recently spilled water on my keyboad and now the spacebar wont work. I was wondering if there was any way I could set another key possibly the key to the left of the #1 key since i never use it. I am pasting spaces after all my words, its a pain.

A:Keyboard---> Spacebar

Why??? is my question. A basic keyboard can be picked up for $10 and personally the inconvience of not having the space bar or any other key on my keyboard would drive me nuts.

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I own a 6th gen carbon.  My spacebar quits working intermittently and it's very frustrating.  It usually happens if I walk away from my computer for a while (an hour or so) and it doens't respond.  I'm also unable to toggle the keyboard backlight on and off.   Sometimes at startup it will not work for a few minutes and then it will work fine.  I have re-installed Windows and the issue still persists.  I have updated all drivers.  I have used Vantage to have the latest updates.  I have re-installed the keyboard driver, and still no fix.  I'm very dissapointed with my laptop.  I avoided getting an Apple because of their keyboard issues.  Lenovo should not have these types of issues.   Has anyone experienced this?  Any fix I am missing.  I'm going to send my laptop in to be repaired.  I'm not sure it is a hardware issue.

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Everytime i tap the spacebar while IE is open,(ex. search engines,chatting,email) this is causing the menu bar to appear and reappear.
please help.

A:Spacebar problems while using IE

Any one found what caused, this?

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Hi, The space bar on my brand new Yoga Pro 3 frequently fails to type a space. Any ideas what is causingthis? Jez

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Probably not the answer, but because my kids the laptops and are kinda pigs? We have had issues with food (bread crumbs, sesame seeds, ect) under the keys, particularly the space bar. More likely, since it's new its a hardware fault but if when pressing it you feel it''s not moving uniformly? You might want to try turning it off, closing the lid, turn it over and tap or shake it >>>GENTLY<<< to see if anything falls out. It has worked for me on several occasions.

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I have a problem with the Spacebar not working on my Toshiba satellite Pro P200 notebook (NumLock +Alt 032 doesn't work either), although I can use the on-screen keyboard spacebar.
I have uninstalled & reinstalled the keyboard via Device manager but still no spacebar.

Is there anything else I could try, please?


A:Spacebar not working

Hi keslap and welcome to Vista Forums

I take it that you have used the OSK to make your post. Have you tried an alternative USB keyboard?

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A:Spacebar doesn't work

Wow I saw 2 spaces right there -

There actually is a utility you can use -


its called KeyTweak

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Following article briefly summarizing use of Spacebar instead of F8 and then use of F8 or F10 for additional options;

GES on Windows 7 : The space bar is the new F8 when it comes to WinPE, Vista and Windows 7.

A:Spacebar instead of F8 at boot time

Very good information, Karl. Thanks much.

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I've had my 9550 (i7 Touch) for about 3 weeks now and the spacebar has been one of several nagging issues. 
Unless I reliably hit it dead center I get sporadic recognition of key spaces, or alternatively double-spaces.
I haven't had any luck with Dell phone support.  Is this a design issue or do I have a legitimate problem on my hands? 
Most of the day is spent in MS Word and Excel and the lack of a properly functioning spacebar is a severe nuisance.  I've noticed the issue is worse as I hit the key closer to the sides or on the lower half (closer to the palm rest).  I have never had issues with other laptops, dell or otherwise.
Do I need to call and pester phone support?  Any other avenues I can pursue?

A:XPS 15 9550 Spacebar non-responsiveness

I too have a 9550 XPS 15 (non-touch) and have had issues with the spacebar.  It's just not bouncy. As previously stated, I often miss spaces and sometimes get double spaces. 
Looking forward to hearing a response from Dell on this!

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All of a sudden one of the keyboards on one of the computers in my network will not let the user use the shift key as the shift key but acts as a spacebar. The keyboard is a logitech wireless keyboard. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Shift key acting like spacebar

swapping with a known good keyboard will eliminate the keyboard else there is a keyboard driver problem

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My spacebar makes random spaces. Sometimes it won'tmake any at all and other times it willpause and thenmake a whole bunch of spacesfor even if I only pressed itonce. Assuming itisnotpossessed then what else could be wrong withit.

A:Spacebar Not Working Correctly. Help!

You need to try a different keyboard (assuming not a laptop) to isolate the problem. Any other keys behaving badly?

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Spacebar of my Logitech keyboard is not working. Presently i'm working with on-screen-keyboard. But this is a very tedious job...
Is there any way to use other less used key (right winkey, home key, page up/down key etc)...? Or is there any way to associate a hotkey combination to work like spacebar..? please help me.. I don't want to purchase a new keyboard for a single defect..

A:Solved: Can I replace spacebar key with other key..?

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This is the 3rd spacebar I have ordered. I realize there is that metal thing and where it goes in the spacebar. I checked as before to see that the metal thing was secure in the plastic holders. It was (as I thought before), and I proceeded carefully to put the spacebar back in (with the metal thing towards the back forming an upside down U).

When I did, once again, the metal piece dislodged itself from inside the keyboard and I put it back, however, it's not firmy in the grooves as it was. It works, but feels different than all my other keys and sometimes, and it is not working smoothly.

So now I have 3 spacebars with the metal bar. Previously, I taped it so it would not move and it worked, just not perfectly. Am I putting the spacebar back correctly? The metal thing isn't by any chance toward the front, is it?

I'm not ordering another one.


A:My spacebar has broken 3 times.

Hi Trudijane and welcome to Vista Forums

Personally, unless there is some specific reason as to why you want the actual keyboard, I would consider a replacement unit.

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A:Solved: spacebar.problem

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I am facing issues with my new ideapad 100s spacebar key.Pressing the sides of the long spacebar key does not trigger a "space". I have to press hard in the center of the spacebar to get a "space". Is this a design issue or my spacebar techincal issue?Do you face the same problem? It makes my typing very difficult.

A:Ideapad 100S Spacebar Key

Hi!I just now identified the same problem. (Idepad 100S white 32GB)Please let me know if you find any solution. Regards,Bálint

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You may need to get a new keyboard. It's possible that it is just a bad connection, and you can check that, but chances are that you'll just need a new one. I just replaced the one on my Satellite because it was silver and I wanted black. It was not too difficult.

If you want to be sure it is a hardware problem and not software, boot up a different operating system and see if they work.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.

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My granddaughter has a Toshiba Satellite A20 laptop. As she was typing the space bar came off. We tried to fit it back in but when depressed, it doesn't pop up again. She can use it without the space bar as there is a button she can press down on - it only works that way.

Is there a way that we can fix this ourselves or must we bring it to a Toshiba dealer ?



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A recent situation has developed in OE6 when I try to reply to an email. The keyboard spacebar, instead of doing its intended task, acts like a down arrow. By repeatedly pressing the space bar I am taken down thru the email I'm attempting to respond to, then successively to each email in my inbox. It seems to work properly in other applications (MS Word, for example). Any ideas?

A:Problem with keyboard spacebar in OE6

That is normal behaviour if you try it in an email in the preview pane, before selecting the email and then selecting "reply to"

The original one is in a read-only state, as in all email programs, uneditible until the email has been attached as part of a reply or forward message.

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My Hp laptop spacebar is not going on right. I can put it on mostly,but the two clamps under raise the spacebar up. Does anyone know how I put them back in place?

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Works Suite 6.0 Spreadsheet
If I want to enter an address in a cell, I would enter 123 Main St.
However when I enter 123 and press the spacebar, apparently nothing happens to indicate a space. If I then enter the word Main, the space will then show in that cell. Why does the space not appear at first.
Thank you

A:Spacebar Works Suite 6.0

Because 123 is a numeric value and you are using a spreadsheet, designed to perform calculations.

As soon as you enter a non numeric value (M), the spreadsheet determines that you are not wanting a number al all, and reverts to text formatting for the cell?

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My spacebar keeps sticking on my new Yoga 710. It stays down and I need a pin to pull it back up. If I click it and leave it, a million spaces appear. Please help!!

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I just bought this laptop 2 weeks ago and I'm already having problems. :( My spacebar is making this terribly high pitched squeaking sound every time I press down on the space bar which is driving me absolutely crazy. For a $2000 laptop, this completely unacceptable! Has anyone had this problem before or does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

A:XPS 15 (9550) squeaky spacebar

Thank you for writing to us!
This could be an issue with the keyboard. kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Also send us a picture of the keyboard.

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The spae bar on my Yoga 3 pro is not consistant, sometimes i have to hit it pretty hard to get results. I am continually having to go back and add spaces....  Very irritating.. is there any fix for this kind of problem??

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Often when typing, the spacebar doesn't register that I've just tapped it and I end upwithsentenceslookinglikethis. I've cleaned all around the spacebar including using a vaccuum cleaner along the sides just in case anything is stuck down there. It often feels as if it only registers a space if I hit it at a specific area in the middle of the bar although it does seem to work occasionally if I tap either hard with a bit more force. Is there anything realistic I can do to deal with this so I get a space no matter where I tap on it?

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So I have a Pavilion 15 with a backlit keyboard but noticed that the spacebar is the only key not lit. Pretty sure it is supposed to be. Only had a notebook a couple months is this something I should contact support for? 

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i wasn't sure where to put this question cause it could be related to almost everything since i don't know what exactly the problem is,

here's what happens, sometimes and it randomly happens cause yet i failed to find out any action related to this, when m playing a game or typing in skype.. cause those what m mostly doing, the keyboard kind of stops typing and i hear those dings, when that happened if i press the spacebar my wifi connection disconnects, and all i have to do is to reconnect to it and continue what i am doing, if i don press the space bar after hearing those dings it won't disconnect me till i press it. so basicly when this happens i can't use the spacebar for a good long time if i don wanna lose the connection.

any idea what would that be related to? and how to fix it?

A:Spacebar Disconnect Wifi??


i hear those dings

Is this a Laptop or a desktop? What is the make and model?
What Dings are you talking about? Is it the sound when you plug in a USB device or Disconnect it?
If you are using a USB keyboard on a desktop computer, plug the keyboard into the Back USB port and not the front or through a hub as these ports are weaker.

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I am on Windows XP sp3...

I've just formatted my Vista HD, due to problems...
Backed up all my music etc, and put it back on my clean install of XP

Put my playlists back into WMP10... for some reason, ALL playlists used to be C:\Program Files\... which is what they're MEANT to be...
NOW, they're C:\Documents and Settings\Program Files... So i've had to move my WHOLE folder there, no idea why...
Yes, that's annoying, now onto the REAL issue...

I have about 3000playlists, and i love the fact i can seach for them like i would a file in explorer...
If i want Radiohead (who i hate) i'd press 'Rad' and that'd most likely take me to that playlist, and away we go... loved it...

However, NOW... well, it still does THAT fine, but the 'spacebar' no longer works,
If i have "my chemical romance" (who i also hate) i could type 'my', and no more...

Normally i could happily type 'my che' at least... but the spacebar doesn't work that way anymore...
This IS very annoying... because i have a good 600playlists with 'ACM: ' at the beginning, for reasons to make things easier.
Now ALL those playlists are hard to find, coz i can do 'ACM:'... and that's it, can't include the space, so i can't easily navigate to 'ACM: Matrix...'

This may seem like a minor issue to you, but to me, it's a BIG one... i'm used getting to ANY playlist without my monitor on, NOW ... Read more

A:Windows XP Spacebar not doing what it did in vista

Something else I just noticed...
If I wanted to change the name of a playlist, of file... I can't simply select the WHOLE filename with 'Ctrl+A'
THAT no longer works...

Just thought I should add that too.

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