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Thread: BlackBerry Bold problem - space bar driving me mental!!

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    sorry
    if already covered but cant find it.... my 9700 is playing up. running OS6 .536 I think it is. Every time I hit the space bar Im getting a double space which invariably means a full stop. Its making the device unusable! I presume this is a hardware issue? common fault? can it be fixed?


    Help! title=Frown

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    You are hitting the space bar too fast or holding in space to long* which will create the period. IIRC it is integrated into the system like that and just will have to try and get used to it.




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    The membrane for the space bar is probably worn/sticking. Either warranty the phone or take it apart and replace the membrane/keypad.


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    / The membrane for the space bar is probably worn/sticking. Either warranty the phone or take it apart and replace the membrane/keypad.
    This is most likely the correct response.

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    Lol* I read it wrong* my mistake.


    If that is the case* warranty the phone. Taking apart the phone will void the warranty* so I would just warranty* unless out of that stage. Then have at it or use your insurance.


    Good lUck.

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    if the phone is still under warranty* exchange it. if its out of warranty* there are at least 4 or 5 recent threads regarding changing the PCB membrane. i just had to do this again last night on my 9700* as the one i put on there a few months ago was still double/triple typing letters. it takes 10 minutes* a speady hand* and like $20 worth of parts and tools.


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    Thanks guys


    The phone is out of warranty.... well only because the tab by the battery is red. its not been in water so dont know how that happened but I know they wont fix it under warranty.


    Looks like I will need to repair it. Can you point me in the direction of the parts needed? I have discovered that is I press right in the middle of the SB with a medium pressure it is Ok but I can not now type with the speed I once did.

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    You might not need a new part* it may be that you just need to readjust and situate the membrane under the keyboard properly. If that doesnt work then youll need a new membrane. Instructions on how to make the change should be found on youtube.

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