My Keyboard is typing symbols & I cannot login

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dalgosaibi, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. dalgosaibi macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    I am unable to log-in to my macbook as my keyboard is typing symbols and consequently my password is incorrect. :( What can I do to change the keyboard back to normal mode? I do not want to lose everything on my computer as it is not backed-up.
    Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
  2. mr.steevo macrumors 65816


    Jul 21, 2004
    Weird. Any idea how you did that?

    Were you in System Preferences?

  3. dalgosaibi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    No idea how I did it! I cannot even access the system to find my preferences. Cannot put my disk in to reset ......nothing!
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Connect an external keyboard, then login and figure out what's causing this.
  5. dalgosaibi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    Guily - you are star:) Now I need to try and get this back to normal - any suggestions?
  6. bluedogz macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2010
    Havre de Grace, MD
    I'll bet some smart-*** friend went into your keyboard preferences and switched you to a foreign keyboard. My Norwegian wife does that on my iMac all the time and it can throw you a curve.

    Giulo is right... external keyboard may well solve the problem.

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