Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The spacebar on my Series 7 Chronos does not register half the time. I'll be typing along and my words end up lookinglikethis.

After further investigation, I noticed the spacebar does not response when pressed at the edges. Basically, the areas under the "C" key and the "M" key do not respond to a press

It's weird, the bar physically "clicks" down (like it should), but does not register. No matter how hard I press, It won't register in that area.

I noticed some complaints online about a 'sticky' or 'loose' spacebar, but they didn't mention it not registering.

We took it back to the store we bought it at and they noticed the same problem on the floor model.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

share|improve this question
This isn't an appropriate question for SU in its current form (faq). If you need help resolving the issue with fixing the problem consider an edit to ask a specific question. – Paul Dec 30 '11 at 22:41
If its new, and under warranty, the most sensible thing is to get samsung to fix it – Journeyman Geek Dec 31 '11 at 3:29
Just picked up a new unit. Problem does not seem to be an issue on this unit. – Samg Feb 3 '12 at 0:11

My first machine returned with faults, ambient lite sensor and streaming (the spacebar was okay). The replacement had the space bar problem, Samsung affected repair through a third party and the replacement part was as the original, in that there is only one pressure sensor under the space bar, so the design error is still prevalent.

So despite Samsung's assurance this is a one in a million error. I now have had two in a row.

share|improve this answer
that is to say spacebar ok on original but not on replacement or on replaced keyboard hence wordsrun together – alan Jun 21 '12 at 20:34
If you register your account @alan you'll be able to go back and edit your previous responses automatically. – nhinkle Jun 22 '12 at 21:13

It seems to be a design flaw (same issue on my unit), so probably Samsung won't fix it under warranty. There's a youtube video showing a fix for that.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .