Keyboard sporadically typing garbage

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

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2003
    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;/

    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


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    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

    Oct 8, 2003
    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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