Keys 1-9 stopped working.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CamoBear, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. CamoBear macrumors newbie


    Mar 25, 2011
    Keys 1-9 suddenly stopped working. Tried clean installing OSX, but it's still not working. The machine is a mid 2009 MBP.

    So annoying having to click those keys with the virtual keyboard when typing :mad:

    And does anyone know if using an apple wireless keyboard will work?

    Any help is appreciated!
  2. Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2011
    Press the Num Lock key.If you have a separate numeric keypad on your keyboard, the Num Lock key is located in the numeric keypad. If you’re using a portable computer, the Num Lock is a function key, marked Num Lock (F6). If your keyboard has a separate keypad but no Num Lock key, try pressing Shift-Clear.

    If the numeric keypad still doesn’t work as you expect, you may have enabled Mouse Keys, which lets you move the pointer with the keypad.To find the option that turns off Mouse Keys, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Universal Access, and then click “Mouse & Trackpad.”

    Most portable computers have a group of keys on the keyboard that can function as the numeric keypad. To find the keypad, look for small numbers or symbols in the lower-right corner of keys on the right side of your keyboard. Press the Num Lock key (F6) to turn on the keypad. The green light glows on the Num Lock key when the keypad is active.

    - If the Mouse Keys function is turned on, you can disable in two ways. The fastest way is to press the alt/option key five times. If that doesn’t work, follow these steps:

    1. Go to System Preferences.
    2. Select Universal Access.
    3. Switch to mouse view.
    4. Turn the Mouse Keys off.

    - If it is something that cannot be solved, you may need to contact an Apple Store retailer to replace your keyboard.
  3. bashkhan macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2015
    Same thing happening to me

    I've tried all of the things Millionaire2k said but none of it has made a difference, when you do that keyboard viewer thing and you type the keys, it doesn't even recognise that I'm pressing the buttons.

    I noticed that this happened as soon as i started to use another mac at work, but signed in with my same appleID and user info... so much so, that even my bookmarks and history on safari are the same every day (on both machines).
    I use a trackpad at work but a mouse at home. I tried all of the same things (like mouse keys n all that) at the work computer but no difference to the home machine.

    The keyboard has unpaired so many times that its trying to pair with my keyboard using... you guessed it - a number sequence, that i have to type out in a particular order to pair the keyboard. "0" works fine its just 1-9 and i just called the local store and they tried charging me $59 for a new one. Is apple taking the piss? what am i supposed to do (please don't post basic replies)

    I bought the mac about 4 years ago its one of the smaller bluetooth keyboards that don't have as many buttons (including the "clear" one)

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