Help keyboard not inputting right alphabets!

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by shankar2, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502

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    Hi I have a macbook pro mid 2014

    Just today i sat and opened firefox browser to browse the web

    However my keys are mistyping letters in the url box!

    I tried chrome and it too showed the same problem

    Then i tried typing in textedit and typing is better there!

    I tried resetting nvram by option cmd pr but that didn't help!


    Can anyone please help? Thanks!
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    How the typing errors appear? Happens at which keyboard area? Have you tried on Safari? Why Textedit works fine for it?
     
  3. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's happening on all programs including textedit please help!
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Hmm, maybe you can report your issue using this format. Just plainly asking for help would not help solving the problem, as only you know how something goes wrong.
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    Describe your issue using those with red underline. Don't bother about those with Red Cross. Other members would really like to help you if you can describe your issue extensively.
    PS: also ignore the last item.
     
  5. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi the keys don't input the right key pressed on my MacBook Pro it's happening with all programs now.
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Listen dude, its really easy, give us a sample of what you type and what the machine shows.

    Try answering some questions and not just waving your arms and saying "help".
     
  7. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi sorry when i type say a it highlights the letter a and places the cursor behind the letter a

    Same happens with different words at random times

    I reinstalled the elcapitan but no use
     
  8. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried the following:

    Reset ramnv using cmd option pr

    Reset keyboard input type ( us English to Britain English)

    Reinstalled the os
     
  9. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    tried usb keyboard incase it's the keyboard?

    happens alot in windows laptops
     
  10. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have usb keyboard and I'm a bit disappointed it's happened to my mac
     
  11. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    We all are but keyboard do and will fail.

    they are have moving parts and the membrane can fail.

    We see a lot of faulty keyboards at work.

    Actually have a box of 200 faulty keyboards we use for spares.
     
  12. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Make sure you haven't got any keys stuck down (left arrow for example)

    So does it ever type a different letter or is your example pretty consistent?

    Macs are made of hardware, hardware fails from time to time
     
  13. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah so say i wanna type apple it will type it but then it will highlight this word and so typing the next word deletes the first word.

    And so on.. Any fix before i take it to apple hardware?
     
  14. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah so say i wanna type apple it will type it but then it will highlight this word and so typing the next word deletes the first word.

    And so on.. Any fix before i take it to apple hardware?
     
  15. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any other suggestions before i take it to apple? :-(
     
  16. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Take it to Apple. This is quick and reliable, sort of.
     
  17. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Take it to Apple, you aren't letting anyone here help you anyway.
     
  18. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi it seems the keys are working again! stuck keys perhaps? :)
     
  19. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I always thought these key problems happen only with PCs not macs.. My good old mac is back!
     

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