Keyboard responding bizarrely

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

  1. bubblenskweek macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011

    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

    Jul 16, 2007
    Huntington Beach, CA

    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:
  3. bubblenskweek thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    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


    May 27, 2011
    Glendale, AZ USA
    Might just need to put a fresh set of batteries in the keyboard.

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