I reported on my failed tab key last October (hard to believe it was that long ago). My spacebar is now suffering from a failure.
For the last week or so, it hasn’t been registering about 1 in 10 keypresses, roughly. If any of you log IMs, you can probably see examples from my typing after I got my DSL finally up and running.
Today the springy bit gave up the ghost, and the key is stuck down. Thankfully stuck down does not mean pressing continuously on a Powerbook G4, otherwise I’d be in real trouble.
I have yet to pry the key off to attempt to diagnose the situation, but I assume that the rubber springy bit has broken. The key is still mounted properly, but the button underneath is having issues. I hope that I won’t have to replace the whole keyboard; I was planning to use Chronos until he developed a much more expensive hardware fault (HD, screen, mobo) that wouldn’t be worth fixing.