cap lock key not working

Discussion in 'iMac' started by galstaph, May 1, 2007.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    Short of taking the kb apart is there a way to determine why a cap lock key isn't working? No light no nothing just dead.:confused:
    It is the regular apple keyboard that comes with all intel imacs.
    (currently equipped to iMac cd 1.83ghz)
     
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    You could just pop off the key to take a look underneath. Maybe the light is dead, the mechanism detached, or you spilled something in there. It's odd for a newer machine but it's possible. (My Pro Keyboard from 2001 is still fine).
     
  3. galstaph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    I've popped off the key already, it is hooked up and appears to be fine just doesn't want to work:(
     
  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    I think you can buy the bulbs at radioshack or something pretty cheap. If the rest of your keys are fine and there is nothing apparent then I would assume it's the bulb. I'm not quite sure if a burnt bulb would stop the key from working, but maybe someone else knows more.
     

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