[solved] remapping (reprograming) a key on a keyboard

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  1. netia

    netia MDL Novice

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    #1 netia, Jan 22, 2015
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    Need your help guys, since I got a problem with Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard.
    One key (letter H) stopped working.
    My question :
    is there any way (prog) I could "reprogram" the position of this "H" key ?
    I would like to move it to some other (rarely/never used) place on my keyboard.
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    I've spent more than $120 to buy this keybord. Too much to trash it after 2 years only !
    Besides it is otherwise a great piece of hardware. I really love it.
    So please help me solve the problem some way... :worthy:
    Will be gratefull for any help and suggestions. :cool:
     
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    netia MDL Novice

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    #3 netia, Jan 28, 2015
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    @ Leslie_Coffelt - thank you very much :flowers2: for the link to the informative article and a confirmation that simple key remapping is the right way to go and is able to solve my problem.

    Finally I decided to utilize Key Tweak, since it was said to be more simple (visual keyboard layout). It worked great and I remapped broken "H" key to "Ins" key, that I've never used.

    I am very glad to be using my wireless, illuminated keyboard again. :clap:
     
  3. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    You can also take out the H key or even screw open the whole keyboard. You can't do much wrong with keyboards and you might be able to fix your real H key.
    Although I must admit that I've never opened an illuminated one which may be a bit more complex because of the LEDs en their circuitry.
     
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    netia MDL Novice

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    #5 netia, Jan 28, 2015
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    Spotted some instructions on how to get my keyboard opened on YouTube (sorry, can,t post links), but I've been abstaining from using this method by all means since this is rather advanced keyboard and its electronics could be easily broken during this process.

    Remapping keys isn't perfect, but seems much safer method. :sad3:
     
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    netia MDL Novice

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    #6 netia, Jan 28, 2015
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    For all those willing to customise/repair their keyboards :

    Here is a list of programs that can help you remapping keyboard keys or even changing the whole layout :

    portable:


    • [*=2]MapKeyboard
      [*=2]Key Tweak
      [*=2]RemapKey
      [*=2]SharpKeys

    installers :


    • [*=2]AutoHotkey
      [*=2]HotkeyControl
      [*=2]The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator

    Other applications for keyboard customization :


    • [*=2]Qliner hotkeys

      [*=2]Google Input Tools

      [*=2]Perfect Keyboard
    Good luck ! :cap: