Left Arrow Key Puts iMac to Sleep

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rearre11, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Rearre11 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    I'm posting here because this issue seems to only happen on my iMac, not any of the other models I own.

    My Intel iMac (Late 2008, aluminum display, 24", 2GB RAM) has a problem where, when using the left arrow key on the desktop or to go back a space when renaming something in the Finder, it will put the computer to sleep. All other applications have no problem with the key. I've looked at all the usual culprits (keyboard shortcuts, preferences) and I can't find a reason. The only thing I can glean is that it is directly connected to the  menu at the top, as the  lights up right before the computer goes to sleep.

    Anyone know of a reason why this should happen? I don't think I've changed any settings to make it happen.
  2. QwertyPants macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    reset to default?

    the only thing i can possibly think of is resetting the keyboard shortcuts back to default just incase :confused:.....or maybe something happened with the keyboard bus? do you have any extra keyboards to try?

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