keyboard problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Pinoboz, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Pinoboz macrumors newbie


    Jun 29, 2015

    first time on this forum, i have imac27 and for some reason my at symbol (@) stop working, im typing shift+2 and its typing only 2 no at symbol if anyone here can tell me what to do i really appreciate it,
    by the way i check both of the "shift", i wasn't on "caps lock" change the language and don't know what else to do.
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Reset the SMC and PRAM, this may take 2-3 attempts.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    Test your keyboard. One common method is to use your Keyboard Viewer.
    Depending on your OS X version, you can go into Keyboard prefs, or the International pref pane, or Language & Text pref pane, where you can show the Input menu. Choose Show Keyboard Viewer, then press each key, and each key combination, such as Shift 2. The onscreen keyboard will show as each key is pressed, and released. You will quickly see if your keyboard is an issue. Be sure to check in the vertical row (2,w,s,x) to check if there is issues with other keys. You may find that you have vertical rows that don't type (more than just that one key), which usually means an internal failure - replace your keyboard.

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