#5658 NORM 8.2.0 (: Sticky Alt or Control Key

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#5658: Sticky Alt or Control Key
   Reporter:  davidpfarrell  |       Owner:  wad                 
       Type:  defect         |      Status:  new                 
   Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)
  Component:  hardware       |     Version:  Build 653           
 Resolution:                 |    Keywords:                      
Next_action:  never set      |    Verified:  0                   
  Blockedby:                 |    Blocking:                      

Comment(by gia):

 Replying to [comment:107 GeroZ]:
 > Now I'm sure it's something about temperature or humidity.
 > I haven't booted up my G1G1 XO in a long time - like a ~5 months. But I
 clearly remember: after my first "keyboard maintenance" ie. disassembly
 when everything seemed to work fine, left Alt started to act strange
 > At that time it was cold outside. OK, my office is heated :) , however,
 now it's summer. I just booted it up, stopped it at the OpenFirmware
 prompt and type "test keyboard".
 > Guess what: Nothing - no sticky keys. Behaves as if nothing ever
 happened. Strange!
 I am also sure it's temperature related in some way. My first sticky alt
 keyboard, CSN749039CE, was RMA in Jan. Very cold in Philadelphia at that
 time. My replacement xo was fine for months, all summer no problems.
 Yesterday we woke up to a very chilly morning, and sure enough, stuck
 CTRL. CSN7490315E. Perhaps it's the change in temp that triggers it. We
 had a high of 80º on Tues and the temp dropped to 54º over night.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5658#comment:109>
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