Keyboard responding bizarrely

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bubblenskweek, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. bubblenskweek macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I am a relatively inexperienced Mac user and since yesterday my keyboard has stopped functioning properly. I am unable to use backspace in the conventional sense (it only functions as left-to-right delete button) and arrow keys no longer move along in the text (they are working as pg up/pg down function). It's like I have scroll lock or num lock enabled or something but I do not know how to change it back - its driving me crazy! I have not spilled anything on the keyboard or installed any new software. I have checked that mouse keys is not enabled. The keyboard is a wireless mini keyboard (i.e. no number pad)

    Any help is much appreciated I am sure it is something easy!!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. toss002 macrumors regular

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    I'm relatively new to Mac myself, but have had all the Apple iPhones since the beginning.

    And I want to try and help.

    I had the EXACT same issue not too long ago. I found out that it was my Logitech wireless mouse I was using that caused the interference. Do you have anything that is wireless (non-Apple product) that you are using?

    Sources from Apple sites:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1365
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3048#5
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3887#howmany
     
  3. bubblenskweek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a wireless router relatively near to the keyboard but it has been there for a long time. I am convinced that there is a problem with the keyboard itself though as its acting like the function button is held down. It s just about still in warranty so I will take it down to the store and let them check it out. thanks for the advice though, I will let you know what they say!
     
  4. basher macrumors 6502

    basher

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    Might just need to put a fresh set of batteries in the keyboard.
     

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