weired malfunction

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GioDiKola, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. GioDiKola macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody
    sorry it might be a silly problem, but the esclamation point on my pb 12" isn't working anymore. It does work the number one, so I guess luckely isn't a matter related to the keyboard hardware, still it's driving me crazy...cheked all softwares installed, thinking that maybe I reserved that key for a certain operation, but I didn't solve anything...
    Does anybody feels like giving me an help ?
    Thanks a lot
    Giovanni
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Go to System Preferences and under the Keyboard & Mouse settings select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. This is where most of your custom configurations for your system are. Go through them if you can be bothered trying to find if there's a discrepancy somewhere. Otherwise simply select Restore Defaults - it'll be quicker. Hopefully this works. :)

    This won't work if you have assigned the key a function through a third party app though. :(
     
  3. GioDiKola thread starter macrumors newbie

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    did tried but..

    thanks for answering
    well, I did tried but its still not working
    I guess it may depend from an application, so I checked em in their preferences, but didnt find any option bout keys...
    Is any other way to check very deeply in the system that specific key and its options and connections ?
    thanks again
    giovanni
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, I'm guessing it's not a problem with a SHIFT key. So quit all apps, in fact maybe restart just for fun. As soon as the Finder is up, open TextEdit and try to write !. This has two effects; it closes most of your third party apps for you and it logs out which can sometimes be necessary for changes to take effect.

    If that doesn't work, open a new account and see if the problem is there too.

    Do you have any theme changing apps/start up apps that affect the system? :)
     
  5. GioDiKola thread starter macrumors newbie

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    !!!!!!!!!! got it back

    thanks for the suggestion
    I'm still working at 2° over the polar circle, in russia, taking pictures, it isnt such a easy place and getting my "!" back on the machine is a tiny happiness ( strange how simple things can hel your days, soemtimes )
    Well, thats whay I did : cancelling all the startup selected appls in the account and boot pressing the keys for resetting the pram, and it did worked.

    Thanks again
    giovanni
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Good to hear it worked. I guess it would have been the PRAM reset that really fixed it. :)

    Here's something to keep you warm too. :)


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  7. GioDiKola thread starter macrumors newbie

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    already warming up..

    thanks,
    mediatic picture...already feel much warmer, 'cos today wer getting first season snow...
    Im gonna send u an icebreaker pic 2 keep u cool as soon as possible

    ciao,
    giovanni
     

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