apple pro keyboard problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by blackwolf97, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. blackwolf97 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2003
    I recently bought an apple pro keyboard to use with my PB, but have noticed that my numberpad may be messed up.

    the num-lock key, whether lit up or not, doesn't allow me to type in numbers without holding down the shift key! is this normal?

    are there any tricks to get the number pad to work properly or should i try and take the keyboard back to the apple store where i bought it?

    any advise will be appreciated.
  2. iWantAMac macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2003
    I'm somewhat familiar with this type of thing - not with Macs, but I found the same thing with a brand new Toshiba Satellite 2400 laptop my father bought, and also a keyboard I bought when I had my PC. My dad returned the laptop and got a new one, just as I did the keyboard.
    I'm sure if you knew what to do or if someone here tolled you what to do it would probably be more trouble than you would want (which would prefferably be none at all, presumingly).

    I suggest simply returning it and getting a replacement. Its' a fualty product, and probably just a 'one-off' at that, but I'm sure the good people at your local Apple store would want to know about it. ;)
  3. unc32 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
  4. alset macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2002
    East Bay, CA
    Then, again... that would make typing more interesting. Heck, if you break a few other components (say, all the vowels) you could have a really interesting computer experience.

  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    The num lock key has no effect on the numbers on the keypad for Mac OS. It's only labeled that, as some keys are, to facilitate using the keyboard with a Windows emulator. (Notice the alt label on the option key.)

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