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I'm having problems with my spacebar not spacing when touched, I go along typing and sometimes when I touch the spacebar it does not space and I have to backspace to go back to where the mistake is made to put the space in which becomes very annoying. Has anyone else experienced this problem? I wonder if they are all likel this or I need to send this back, I have only had it for approximately a week. Or do you think it will work it's way out and it's just me that needs to learn to hit the spacebar harder as I am typing? I have spoken to support and I asked if there was possibly a driver update or somewhere to change the sensitivity of the keyboard, they said that there wasn't?
Other than that I am loving my new Acer and love love love the touch screen! Just hate the thought of having to return this and have it repaired or replaced. :-(
Thanks for any responses,
Mine's exactly the same. About 50% of the spacebar surface area is ineffective. All the other keys are very sensitive and then you really have to whack the space bar. I do a lot of typing and I fear this is going to drive me mad. I don't think it's worth exchanging your machine (unless it's for a different brand) as it seems to be a general design fault.
It would be nice if Acer woke up to this and came up with some kind of fix.
I also have the same problem with the Aspire V5-471P. It seems to be mostly the left side of the space bar. I'd like to do the repair myself if possible. If the keyboard is replaced will that fix the problem? I like this laptop but the spacebar problem is extremely annoying.
Thank you for responding, I was hoping it was just my Aspire that was having this problem with the spacebar. How are you dealing with the problem? I am also having problems with some of my keys as well. !!! Has anyone tried sending it back to Acer for a fix or replacement? I am planning to tackle the task of speaking to Acer once I get back to my permanent residence in October. I just hate the fact that I know it will be a fight and struggle to get anything done. :-( And I really researched before buying this time. So disappointed!!!
My space bar also doesn't work right, does not advance properly. Too few sensors??? acer should repair and send us a new replacement. Iwill spread the message.
Same problem on my brand new laptop... So only complaints, no solutions...
But it´s ridiculous, weren´t they suppose to improve over the years? Or is Acer just rubbish? I mean how in the world are the keybord and the touchpad of my old laptop brilliant and still working perfectly after 8 years of intensive use?! Well different brand but still... manufactured nearly 10 years ago.
Exact same issue here on my brand new Aspire V5-572G. Far right 1" of space bar is nonresponsive. I am a right handed typist, so I use this portion a lot, very inconvienent. Acer will cover under warranty, but will not provide return shipping container and I will be required to remove my SSD drive I installed, so I probably won't bother. Would be nice if someone comes up with an easy fix. Looks like they would probably just ship a new system, which very likely will have the same issue. I like this system in all other areas, especially with the SSD, but this will be my one and only Acer. Really inexcusible inattention to details.
Found something that helped this problem!
Found this forum looking for a solution to the spacebar problem. Then, in another forum I found a suggestion that it might help to clean the contacts under the spacebar. I lifted up the bar and blew compressed air (from a spray type can) into the area.
The spacebar is working MUCH better. Looks like the problem with the Acer keyboard might be a susceptibility to dust on the contacts.
Thanks for the tip about lifting the space bar. on the underside were a couple of paperclip-type wires that are supposed to make the space bar rigid. My problem was that the spacebar kept bending instead depressing. It turned out these wires weren't in place properly. Works better now. I still hate crappy thin keys though.