- CrackBerry Abuser
04-16-2012, 06:48 PM #27
- 289 Posts
I had the same problem. Change my keyboard settings to medium fast from the original normal and it seems to have helped. I searched around and people have said its a hardware problem but I have yet to try to upgrade or redo the os to see if it is a software issue. Usings rogers 9900 from launchATT 9900 - 126.96.36.1993
- 04-17-2012, 07:43 AM #35
This sounds suspiciously like the "stuttering keypad" problem that plagued a lot of 9780s that were built in Mexico prior to March 1, 2011. I had to go through four replacements before getting one that worked properly. Typically, it started with the space bar and spread to other keys.
It was a hardware issue. We were never told the details, of course, but my guess is that it was a contamination issue in a particular factory, maybe a residue left on contacts. In any case, the issue is the auto-punctuation inserting a period/full stop when you hit the space bar twice. You're not hitting it twice, but for some reason it's double-dipping some of the time. When it affects some other key, itss morre obbvviouss.
- 04-17-2012, 04:44 PM #37
Well it isn’t a software issue, it’s happening to me again with .276 I just ordered a keyboard to replace it, hoping the problem will be finally solved….
PD: I found other posts related to the same issue: bold 9900 spacebar and mobile hotspot question
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-17-2012, 07:35 PM #38
- 232 Posts
I had this problem for almost a month and tried all things advised for me to try, including, this site, Blackberry and my carrier. Ultimately, the only thing that worked (and it was a completely noticeable change) was to get a replacement phone. I have NEVER had this double spacebar, key rate BS again. THE PHONE HAS A FLAW. It was known and they offered to send me a refirb overnight. Best thing I've done. It also helped with those little quirky things. But the main question to the OC's problem is to change the phone. NOTHING else (no software) will fix it. It's a hardware problem. Sorry and I know it sucks, but that's the answer.
- CrackBerry Addict
04-17-2012, 07:49 PM #39
- 761 Posts
- 04-17-2012, 08:12 PM #40
Oh crap, how weird is this? I never before had this problem on my 9900, but after posting in this thread earlier today it has started happening. I first noticed it while reading a Kindle book and using the spacebar to advance the page. I was frequently turning two pages at a time. Then I wrote an email and saw it happen several times in a single short email.
After the nightmare I had with the 9780 I really, really don't want to get back on this carousel.
- CrackBerry User
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Last edited by skydivedan; 04-17-2012 at 11:34 PM. Reason: added info
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-18-2012, 08:33 AM #43
- 426 Posts
One thing I've noticed now is more people are coming up with this problem. It's beginning to look like something is breaking down inside the keyboard, after so many hours of use (6 months for me). We can be hopeful it's a software issue and keep changing the OS but I don't think so anymore. One poster, iawra, was going to change their keyboard and that will be the deciding factor if they can post back the results.
Last edited by diffused; 04-19-2012 at 09:45 AM.~diffused
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- 04-18-2012, 10:10 AM #44
The fact that it just started yesterday on my phone, without any recent changes in software, makes it pretty clear that in my case, at least, it's not a software issue.
It's about six months for me, too.
I'll say one thing; it's extremely annoying; more so after having needed so many 9780 replacements with the same problem.
- 04-18-2012, 10:54 AM #45
Just saw this topic looking for something else (yep, caught my eye too )
I had my 9930 replaced in Feb, 6 mos after purchase. For me it began with just the periods, so I thought since I type relatively fast I must be double spacing w/o realizing it. But within a week or two of that starting, I found I gradually needed to hit certain keys multiple times for them to register (most in the center of the keypad - r, t, y, f, g, h, etc.).
I got a refurb and so far so good.
- 04-18-2012, 12:08 PM #47
I've had this issue over several OS versions. Very recently, besides this issue, I've been noticing that the spacebar isn't always inserting a space. That's a new one for me - and quite annoying to have to go back and add the space in after typing a long sentence...
04-18-2012, 04:41 PM #50
- 69 Posts
It's a defect. I had the same thing just that it was "m" and "n" being spammed at random intervals. Ie I could wake up and my phone would just be filled with those two letters.
Did a wipe, os reload etc.. Useless. Got a replacement in the end.
Another thing is my phone enjoys opening my bloomberg app randomly I don't know why. Both before I changed and after (the keypad defect was gone though). I wonder if it has something to do with the app or the phone.