Only the 8, 5, 2 and = keys on my numeric pad aren't working

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  1. mariah.blob macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    On a late 2012 iMac 27" here in Australia, running OSX Yosemite 10.10.2.

    I have an Apple USB keyboard with the numeric pad on the right hand side. Weirdly, the keys on the numeric pad all work except for the ones in a line straight down the middle - that is the 8, 5, 2 and = keys. I have no idea how I did this, nor how to fix it.

    Just to be clear - my numeric pad isn't locked, cause most of the numbers work, it's just those four keys. I've also checked that Mouse Keys isn't on, so that's not it. I haven't spilled anything on my keyboard, and I've tried switching USB ports on my iMac to no avail. Unfortunately don't have another computer to test on.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Buy a new keyboard.
     
  3. mariah.blob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, that was unbelievably helpful
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Seriously, it's clear that your keyboard is faulty. Replace it.
     
  5. mariah.blob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well saying it's faulty sounds less like sarcasm and more like actual advice so... ok. i'll take it in.
     
  6. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Buy the Apple Wireless Keyboard and you'll never again need to worry about your numeric keypad.
     
  7. mariah.blob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha yeah i know it's a bit old school to still have it there but it's pretty useful when you have to chuck in lots of numbers
     
  8. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    I've no idea why Apple don't make a wireless extended keyboard, it makes 'number stuff' a nightmare. I've seen (but not used) a Belkin numeric keypad in the wild and it looks the part.
     
  9. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I concur. The numeric keypad doesn't work on the wireless keyboard, but at least I know that's normal.
     
  10. Aggie83 macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like the keyboard is shot. First reply was what I would ha e said too. Go buy a new one. They aren't that expensive. I like the 10 key ones too. Wish they were wireless.
     
  11. dyt1983, Mar 21, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  12. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Nice action, but absolute filth magnets. I used to go through a couple of the wired equivalents each year, when I could no longer take the cat hair and toast crumbs.

    OP, if you're in the market for a calculator-style keypad then this looks interesting. Alternatively there are a number of extended wireless keyboards available. Then again you could always buy another USB keyboard, given then you've not actually mentioned a desire to go wireless...
     
  13. dyt1983, Mar 21, 2015
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  14. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    A possible explanation for the problem is that one particular circuit that serves those particular keys is kaput.
     

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