Keyboard weirdness on G4 powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Morpheus167, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2005
    I have a relatively new 17 inch G4 Powerbook. (3 months old). It has worked brilliantly, up until a few hours ago. All of a sudden I am having problems with 7 keys on my keyboard... the 3 keys to the right of the P, the single&double quote key, and the 3 keys to the right of the M key. When ever I press them I get some weird text. Below is an example of what I get, instead of what I am supposed to get:

    Open curly brace : ^¨
    Close curly brace : çÇ
    Pipe : àÀ
    quotes : èÈ
    question mark : éÉ

    Any ideas

    As a note, was using a wireless mac keyboard just before all of this started happening, but Ièm not using it any more.

    Thanks for any help you can give me

  2. macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Sounds like you are locked into an alternate keyboard. I recall in OS 9 there was some keyboard switch you could make so you can type in all these extra symbols, but forget in OS X how to get there.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2005

    not sure but maybe you wanna try this...

    System Prefs -> International -> input menu......

    choose US then back to which ever you want....i mean play around with it...maybe its got binded to some other language...

    as i said not sure it will work but best of luck...cheers
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2005
    Thanks, that was it. Some how my keyboard was bound to Japanese... how that happened I have no idea!! I've never even opened that system pref window before.


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