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This Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard is practically new, less than a month old, and today out of nowhere when using Ubuntu the spacebar stops working.

At first I thought it might be the occasional bug, so I did the usual logout/login, then disconnect/connect the keyboard, and finally rebooting. NOTHING, it was still dead.

So I booted to Windows 7, same problem, so I long-press the spacebar hoping it will react, and it did: once I released it the text started to move..........and it never stopped, as if somehow the key was stuck or I was holding it down, but neither was the case, like a very long delay effect.

Everything else in the keyboard works fine, so I really don't know if this could be a software/firmware issue or a hardware one.

Any ideas? has anyone here have the same problems?

PS: this is the wired version.

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Have you tried to test your keyboard on a different OS, like Windows ? –  Devid Mar 1 '13 at 8:47
    
@Devid YES, it says right there I booted to Windows, I even reinstalled the drivers. –  Ghost Mar 1 '13 at 16:51

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