Stuttering keyboard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by IJ Reilly, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I'm not sure exactly when this started, but I seem to have developed an uncontrollable key repeat in my keyboard. It's as though the delay-before-repeat setting is set to the minimum delay (though it isn't).

    Could this be a hardware issue, such as problem with the USB? Could it be the keyboard itself? I'm at a total loss. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I know it's obvious, but have you tried a different keyboard? What sort of machine is it BTW? :)
     
  3. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    It is obvious, but I haven't tried this yet. I recently bought a new Apple USB keyboard for my Cube. The old one was so worn out... well, that's why I bought the new one. I'll give it try. Any other thoughts in the meantime?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe reset the PRAM. It's probably best to try the other keyboard first to see which component is causing you grief, although PRAM resets are generally pretty harmless. :)
     
  5. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I reconnected the old keyboard, and as nearly as I can tell after a few minutes of typing, the stutter is gone. It might come back, it's hard to say since the problem with the new one seems to come in waves (fine for a while then it starts repeating keys). In any event at this point the new keyboard seems to be implicated. I have a difficult time imagining what could cause a keyboard to behave this way.
     
  6. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    thats really odd, maybe the sensors under the keys are sticking perhaps? is it all of the keys when it happens?
     
  7. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I haven't tried to figure out whether it's happening with more than one key, but I should. Good point.
     

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