help with wireless keyboard

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  1. student_trap macrumors 68000

    student_trap

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    hi guys,
    ive had my wireless keyboard for a week, however from time to time the thing startys lagging by about 5 seconds and tttttttyyyyyppinnnggg like tthhiiiiss without me doing anything?

    it seems as if it is loosing its signal strength, but am unsure, i am about 3m from my powerbook that its connected too.

    should i take it back and get a replacement?
     
  2. novicew macrumors member

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    Did you try to change the Keyboard preferences?

    Key Repeat Rate --> fast
    Delay Until Repeat --> short

    Did you try to move the keyboard bit more closer to the Mac?
     
  3. student_trap thread starter macrumors 68000

    student_trap

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    it doesn't seem to be to do wih the responsiveness with the keyboard.

    its that i can press a key once, and it will repeat it like ten times even though im not still touching it.

    when i bring the kb level to the height of the pb i types perfectly. so i'm sure its s reception thing.
    if i got a replacement do you think that it would also have this problem?
     
  4. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    What keyboard do you have? I have Apple BT KBs (3 of them) right next to each other as each was hooked up with my 2 AL PBs and iBook and they all work well. I have not even adjusted the factory setting on the keyboard. I have also wired Apple keyboard for my Ti PB and it also works without lag (for which I have not even adjusted the setting).

    If you are using Logitech and other 3rd party KB, the lag can be caused by the incapatible or old driver.
     
  5. student_trap thread starter macrumors 68000

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    im using the apple BT KB and also a BT mouse, the mouse is great, but the KB is acting strangely
     
  6. student_trap thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So all is hopefully *crosses fingers* good now.

    My keyboard was acting really weird, by randomly typing while in another room on its own!:eek: which was weird, and was causing my powerbook to make the error 'boing' sound over and over again.

    So i took it back to my local apple store and its replaced. the new one is working well and all seems good!

    Thanks for your help guys!
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Did you get new batteries with the new keyboard? Whilst I can't explain the symptoms it might have just been running out of power...
     
  8. student_trap thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah the original was ony a week old so wasn't out of juice! i think the problem was that it was loosing connection with my pb, and so would hang by repeating a key over and over without anyone pressing it! I haven't fully tested the new one out yet but all seems good! i suppose i'll just have to wait and see!
     

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