Keyboard sporadically typing garbage

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Skilz34, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    Oct 8, 2003
    #1
    For the past 2 days while typing on my Powerbook, the keyboard sporadically types odd characters. For example, I just typed this sentence and this is what it looks like:

    Hey what's up, I'm trying to get this typing p0;/
    =]roblem corrected in my powerbook. It keep acting spastic 0p;/
    =]and 0p;/
    =]it will not stop can0p;/
    =]anyone

    I didn't hit enter either. It jumped to the next line automatically.

    This is happening in different applications and I ran a virus scan which came back clean. Also, I've shut down/restart several times.

    anyone have this problem or know what to do about it?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    #2
    First try another keyboard to see if yours may have a short or something (or to eliminate it as the cause of your problem).

    I also find it interesting in your post that the string of the problem characters isn't consistent.

    The first occurence shows "p0;/
    =]" and the rest show "0p;/
    =]"

    Sure you didn't just type that???
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Oct 8, 2003
    #3
    well this is my laptop keyboard. I didn't type those characters b/c I even tried punching in a key one finger at a time and it would still do it. I just repaired permissions and it still did it. I may call AppleCare
     

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