My iMac has a life of its own !?...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nuno1959, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. nuno1959 macrumors member

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    hello to all
    in the last few days something most disconcerting has been happening on my iMac : when i'm typing something ( regardless if using Mail, TextEdit, filling out a ''box'' or other.. ) suddenly it starts typing capital i's endlessly, like this : IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII - luckily in ''short'' 15 to 20 letter bursts, except twice where it kept doing it until i restarted it.
    first, even though it's a new keyboard that has NEVER had a drink spilled over it, i thought a key was sticking so i removed the batteries from my wireless keyboard &.....it kept typing alone thus ruling out the keyboard as the source of ...
    i don't know if related but a few days before it did twice a burst of alert sounds ( i have funk selected.. ) that sounded like a ''machine gun'' effect made of said funk alert sound
    so far i've only had three or four episodes but i'm dreading this could become more serious - as in permanent..
    anyone has a clue what this is ? is this a symptom something nastier is about to happen ? should i stop using the iMac until this is sorted? any help will be greatly appreciated
    thanks
    Nuno
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Have all firmware updates been applied to bluetooth, and the keyboard?
     
  3. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sad to say that this is the rise of skynet.
     
  4. nuno1959 thread starter macrumors member

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    of its own!?...

    to make sure Snow Leopard wouldn't give me any undue grief , i did a fresh, clean re-install of OS X, then Snow Leopard & the few softwares i have. i have every software update, got fresh batteries for the keyboard & mouse, re-paired them with the computer...
    the thing that freaks me a little is that after removing the batteries from the keyboard , IIIIIIII's where still being ''typed'' as if the keyboard still had batteries & i didn't lift my finger from the ''I'' key, weird....
    Nuno
     
  5. plasticphyte macrumors 6502

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    Try using another keyboard - if that fixes it, you've got a defective keyboard that should be replaced ;)
     

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