Please Help- I cant login!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nadinemihic, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. nadinemihic macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Hey there,

    I really hope you can help me as my problem seems quite complex.
    All of a sudden, as I was trying to download a book, my numbers stopped working- +,?, etc. still worked also all the other letter but all the letters were now capitalized. I had the stupid idea to restart my computer. However, now I cannot login as my password consists of numbers. Moreover, I am suddenly in Safe Boot mode although I hadn´t done that...
    I tried thousand things, which I found as suggestions online (I am not very good technically though) but nobody seemed to have the exact problem I have.

    Please help me, I would so much appreciate it!
  2. Lukewarmwinner macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    Without knowing your knowledge of computers, I'd suggest you tri shortcuts for numlock and capslock

    You could use a iPhone or BT keyboard to log in and see what happen in system preferences..
  3. nadinemihic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    thank you so much for your reply! I´ve tried the shortcuts but it didn´t work. how can i log in with an iphone?

    i´ve downloaded remote mouse onto my friend´s iphone but it cannot connect with my mac cuz apparently my mac should be sending some kind of signal...
  4. Lukewarmwinner macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    Maybe it would be easier for you to use a wired keyboard :)
  5. nadinemihic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    i'm on a social project in the slums in India. Its absolutely impossible to get a wired keyboard. Is there no other option?!
  6. Lukewarmwinner macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    Ahh.. I really don't know. Haven't had the problem. But I wild guess the wired keyboard is the only solution..

    Don't they have some electronic stores down there?
  7. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Your Shift key is stuck, that's the reason you also get into safe mode, just fiddle with the key a bit.
    (To enter safe mode you must hold the shift key while starting up, so I am damned sure it is stuck since you also get Capital letter and !@# instead of 123)

    And if you can not unstuck that key go to internet café.
    Even a slum is never far away from an internet café, I have travelled much of Asia, live in Asia and there is always an internet café not too far away.
    Just being lazy I guess.
  8. nadinemihic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Thanks lukewarmwinner, yeah, i think i'll try that on the weekend. they do, but the net one is 2h away. Please let me know if anything else comes to your mind that might work

    @ justperry; Firstly, India doesn-t equal Asia, it's incomparable to any other Asian country I've ever been to and I don't travel, I work here for several amonths. Moreover, you seem to have misread my post (although ure quite right, theres internet cafes), the problem is not the internet, but that I cannot log in because my numbers aren't working. In fact I found out that when I press down R and ALT while starting up my mac, I get Internet access. However, I also need access to my files as I also work on the side for my studies.

    Yeah, I thought so too at first but now I know for certain that its not stuck as I can use it now and my letters are no longer all capitalized.

    Please don't judge anybody before knowing them. In my case you happen to be quite wrong. I voluntarily work in an orphanage 9h a day.
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    There may not be an Apple store nearby but am absolutely sure there is an back alley shop (they take cash only) who's willing to sell u a USB KBD.

Share This Page