Help please - ext keyboard has just died - (Caps light still on though)

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  1. jonjamesm macrumors regular

    jonjamesm

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    My External wired apple keyboard has just stopped working -

    It was happy all of today, and i had some free time so I decided to do some wire management and when I plugged the keyboard back in the caps light is on but nothing types.

    I searched and found people with similar(ish) problems on a powerbook but nothing this odd..

    Any ideas? both usb' s are working but the keyboard aint... HPMPH... :(
     
  2. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

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    have you unplugged it again and replugged it in?
    tried a different port?
    did a quick restart?

    might be stuck on some glitch and just needs to be power cycled....
     
  3. jonjamesm thread starter macrumors regular

    jonjamesm

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    I've plugged it into every USB port available (thats 16 in total in my setup)

    no luck...

    I've restarted - no luck...

    restarting again:(
     
  4. jonjamesm thread starter macrumors regular

    jonjamesm

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    No joy... I'm scared I might have surged it when I yanked it out the usb.. but I've done this heaps before and its been fine...

    I'm also wondering why the caps lock is still on... It wouldnt be a num lock/ scroll lock problem would it - I've tried playing about with no luck.

    Its just annoying because I was gonna buy the wireless but I need the extra number keys for my work. - and I'd be reluctant to buy a new one if this is gonna happen again.

    I mist be doing something stupid.
     
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  6. jonjamesm thread starter macrumors regular

    jonjamesm

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    Same sh*t different computer :(

    Bad vibes - green caps lock light on - no key response.

    thanks for helping though - I'll check it again tomorrow - and then I'll post a vid on youtube of what a keyboard looks like after its been smashed against a lamp-post
     
  7. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

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    well if the computer you have is coveredunder apple care you can get it serviced/replaced.
     

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