FujiSkunk, on Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:25 PM, said:
Hey, all. I recently acquired a Commodore 128, my first after years of collecting Commodore 64 hardware and software. The system appears to be in great shape, and so far has worked flawlessly in 64 mode. In 128 mode, however, the space bar and the right shift key send the cursor backward (to the left) instead of doing what they're supposed to do. All other keys seem to work fine, and I can work around this by using the left shift key and the cursor-right keys, but I wouldn't mind fixing this if it's easy to do so. Anyone seen anything like this before?
I would suspect the keyboard has had something spilled in it, or is just dirty.
Try cleaning the right side of the KB with compressed air and check of any dirt that may be in there. Since that part of the keyboard (the numeric keypad) is not used in 64 mode, the problem may only show up while in 128 mode.
You can take the case apart and remove the keyboard, clean it with a good cleaner, allow to dry for a day or two and see what happens. I've gone as far as soaking a KB in Oxyclean, rinsing with water, the letting it dry for a few days. Just remember to LET IT DRY before powering back up.