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# 210220 18-Mar-2017 10:30
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So, when using Ubuntu 16.04 or Xubuntu I started getting multiple prompts and pop up windows offering to set up Thunderbird, so many windows would open up that it would slow the system down and I could only log out or reboot.    Also similar pop up windows saying 'choose preferred application'.    Certain characters would type or not type such as '@' and the other ones on that part of the keyboard.    I was getting this strange behaviour even when using a live DVD.    Even stranger I was getting this even when I swapped back to a wired keyboard - I guess the Ubuntu system was trying to complete a task, on the installed system not a live DVD.   So I was getting really confused.     Then tried it in Windows 7 and got some strangeness - same thing with some keys not responding.

 

This keyboard has an email key right at the top so that was a clue I guess to the Thunderbird set up prompts.   That key is close to some of the other ones that were not responding.

 

Then I went to the Amazon reviews for this MK 270 keyboard and they were a bit mixed.    So I started to think I had a bad keyboard!   Searched Google for my problem and found nothing!

 

I even went out and bought a couple of new Sata cables thinking it might be some strange dodgy connector problem.    The new Sata cable worked perfectly just like the old one!!   And gave me the same Thunderbird issues.

 

Unfortunately, that day I had no new AAA batteries sitting around or I would have tried that sooner.     Needless to say  2 fresh AAA batteries restored things to normal.   And it has kept working perfectly for the next two weeks.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1743188 18-Mar-2017 10:43
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Why sata cables? :/



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  # 1743204 18-Mar-2017 11:15
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PaulBags: Why sata cables? :/

 

 

 

Yeah, very good question.   I think I found something on Google about i/o problems maybe causing strange behaviours & my sata cables are quite old.     Of course I could have gone and bought the AAA batteries first but that would have been too easy. lol.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1743256 18-Mar-2017 13:31
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I am having issues with a wireless mini-keyboard that sound very much the same. I did fully charge it the other day and don't think the battery would already be low, but after reading your post I am charging it again anyway just to see if it makes any difference. I don't know the device yet and perhaps the battery is not very good, or it draws more current than I expected. I was using the LED backlighting, but not a lot.

 

 





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  # 1743410 18-Mar-2017 16:05
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Rikkitic:

 

I am having issues with a wireless mini-keyboard that sound very much the same. I did fully charge it the other day and don't think the battery would already be low, but after reading your post I am charging it again anyway just to see if it makes any difference. I don't know the device yet and perhaps the battery is not very good, or it draws more current than I expected. I was using the LED backlighting, but not a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck, hope it works for you.    I was lucky having the option to try it in Windows and with Linux live DVDs plus still having a wired keyboard.    To be fair to Logitech replacing the batteries is about the first thing they say to try.


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  # 1743526 18-Mar-2017 19:44
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Thanks, I tried fully charging the battery and nothing so I bit the bullet and took it apart. The problem turns out to be a fault in a circuit board connection that is affecting a couple of keys. Don't know if it is fixable. I have been playing with it but no luck so far.

 

 

 

 





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