Just got a macBook pro. wont type G

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vjake9590, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. vjake9590 macrumors newbie

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    i was setting my apple MacBook pro up and my g will not work. it comes up as a kind of a c thing, please help is this something wrong with apple or can it be fixed? thank you.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The copyright symbol? "option-g" will produce that. Can't imagine how the option would be stuck and not affect the other keys though. Does this happen with a particular font?
     
  3. vjake9590 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Help me please!!!!

    ok i just got my MacBook pro openned it up and my G key will not work. it comes up with a symble like a c symble. please help me i just want my mac to work.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Are you holding down OPTION? Is this a brand new machine? If so, take it back. :)
     
  5. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    the G key is a C? I am lost as to what the problem is, you need to elaborate onthis one.
     
  6. vjake9590 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no no sorry when i type with the G key it shows a a small c in a O
     
  7. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    That's the copyright symbol...either you are accidentally press the option key down while you type the G or your option key is stuck...does it only happen with the G?

    Edit: Just noticed you've got two different threads going on this. In the future, just create one thread and be patient, we'll help ASAP.

    Welcome aboard, by the way.
     
  8. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    WHat country did you buy the mac in? is the keyboard english layout? and does the symbol sort of ©??
     
  9. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Holding down option while pressing G will give you ©.

    Open Disk Utility (use Spotlight to find it) and repair permissions. Shut down, hold down :apple: Option P and R until you hear the second boot-up BONGGGG... see if that helps.
     
  10. vjake9590 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes that is it that symble. the option key does not look stuck i poped the cover off.
     
  11. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    My guess is that somehow you made the option key sticky (not literally of course). Go into system prefs and go into universal access and then go to eyboard and see if you have sticky keys turned on. Uncheck that item if you do.
     
  12. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    wow do not do that unless it is absolutely critical.
     
  13. juanster macrumors 68020

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    hope it work s after that becasue f it doen st and you take it back an dthey find out you poped the cover off they ll just claim you broke it...
     
  14. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    ummm did you break all the keys on your keyboard?
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Let's see your receipt. Did you pay for a G?

    Sounds like your option key is stuck...or you didn't pay for G.
     

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