Please Help- I cant login!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nadinemihic, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey there,

    I really hope you can help me as my problem seems quite complex.
    All of a sudden, as I was trying to download a book, my numbers stopped working- +,?, etc. still worked also all the other letter but all the letters were now capitalized. I had the stupid idea to restart my computer. However, now I cannot login as my password consists of numbers. Moreover, I am suddenly in Safe Boot mode although I hadn´t done that...
    I tried thousand things, which I found as suggestions online (I am not very good technically though) but nobody seemed to have the exact problem I have.

    Please help me, I would so much appreciate it!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Without knowing your knowledge of computers, I'd suggest you tri shortcuts for numlock and capslock

    You could use a iPhone or BT keyboard to log in and see what happen in system preferences..
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you so much for your reply! I´ve tried the shortcuts but it didn´t work. how can i log in with an iphone?

    i´ve downloaded remote mouse onto my friend´s iphone but it cannot connect with my mac cuz apparently my mac should be sending some kind of signal...
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it would be easier for you to use a wired keyboard :)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm on a social project in the slums in India. Its absolutely impossible to get a wired keyboard. Is there no other option?!
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Ahh.. I really don't know. Haven't had the problem. But I wild guess the wired keyboard is the only solution..

    Don't they have some electronic stores down there?
     
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    justperry

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    Your Shift key is stuck, that's the reason you also get into safe mode, just fiddle with the key a bit.
    (To enter safe mode you must hold the shift key while starting up, so I am damned sure it is stuck since you also get Capital letter and !@# instead of 123)

    And if you can not unstuck that key go to internet café.
    Even a slum is never far away from an internet café, I have travelled much of Asia, live in Asia and there is always an internet café not too far away.
    Just being lazy I guess.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks lukewarmwinner, yeah, i think i'll try that on the weekend. they do, but the net one is 2h away. Please let me know if anything else comes to your mind that might work

    @ justperry; Firstly, India doesn-t equal Asia, it's incomparable to any other Asian country I've ever been to and I don't travel, I work here for several amonths. Moreover, you seem to have misread my post (although ure quite right, theres internet cafes), the problem is not the internet, but that I cannot log in because my numbers aren't working. In fact I found out that when I press down R and ALT while starting up my mac, I get Internet access. However, I also need access to my files as I also work on the side for my studies.

    Yeah, I thought so too at first but now I know for certain that its not stuck as I can use it now and my letters are no longer all capitalized.

    Please don't judge anybody before knowing them. In my case you happen to be quite wrong. I voluntarily work in an orphanage 9h a day.
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    There may not be an Apple store nearby but am absolutely sure there is an back alley shop (they take cash only) who's willing to sell u a USB KBD.
     

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