MacBook Pro caps won't go off, can't log in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miss k, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. miss k macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014
    It seems my capslock key is permanently stuck on, even tho the light is not on. Therefore I cannot log on, as my password and backup password won't work.

    Previously, I had answered an email from my work account, which I thought was from a student, and the problem seems to have started there, as my reply was in all caps, and I couldn't turn it off, even tho the little green light went on or off. When I did a restart, I got a 'safe' log in screen, but of course my passwords won't work.

    I tried restarting by holding down the command key, and that worked once, but won't work again.

    Any ideas?
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
  3. Anitramane macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2013
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    If you are at a login window, then press the caps lock key multiple times, you should see the caps lock icon appear (and disappear) in the password window.
    If you see that icon on & off, then the caps lock is not the issue. Perhaps your keyboard is bad, or you are trying the wrong password (caps/case has to be correct when typing passwords.)
  5. miss k thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014

    it was the shift key! it was stuck. so simple.

    thanks all.....

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