Capital Os (unwanted)

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  1. imaladyimnotama macrumors newbie

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    My Mac has been behaving really strangely.

    Whenever it restarts it refuses to let me write small 'os' or capital 'Ls' (only with the shift button, I can write a capital L with the caps lock on).

    The problem fixes itself after a few minutes and those are the only two affected letters. It's now happened twice, in all applications used (Mail, Word, Firefox).

    Any ideas at all?


    Thanks for anyone's help.
     
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    Try creating a new user account and see whether the issue still occurs there.
     
  3. imaladyimnotama thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the fast reply. As it happens, I have created one yesterday, and thank god for that as otherwise I would have been unable to login, my password had an 'o' and an 'l' in it!

    Unfortunately the problem persists.
     
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    OK, boot from your install DVD and then open Terminal from the Utilities menu. See whether the problem happens there too.

    Edit: Also, try rebooting with Cmd-Opt-P-R held down at the chime. Keep holding them until it chimes three times.
     
  5. imaladyimnotama thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've held Cmd-Opt-P-R and it seemed to have worked! I hope it's permanent...

    Thanks a lot for your help!!!:):):):):):)
     
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    I should've had you try that first... it came to me as a "oh, duh!" moment :p
     

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