Keyboard problem

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sfphoto, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. sfphoto macrumors regular

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    Just started, certain keys do not respond.

    If permissions are repaired all is well for a few days.

    Tried another keyboard, same problem after a day or two of use.

    Perhaps have downloaded Malware or ?
     
  2. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Malware is unlikely. What OS are you running?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Which keys? It could be a hardware issue. It's not malware, as no Mac OS X malware in the wild produces those symptoms.

    Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
     
  4. sfphoto thread starter macrumors regular

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    Been swapping out keyboards with other Macs in the office.

    Keys that do not respond seem to vary.

    PPC Mac Mini, upgraded from 10.3.9 (original installed OS) to 10.4.11 about 4 months ago but problem with keyboard just started last week.
     
  5. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    Try resetting the PMU.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2183
     
  6. sfphoto thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, will give Apple's directions a try.

    I guess command+option+P+R keys at startup are for older machines?
     

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