Powerbook Keyboard issue

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2003
    United States
    Yesterday, my laptop was sitting on a table and i was looking at powerpoint slides. All of a sudden, the keyboard started acting strangely. It functions as if Numlock is on, but the Numlock button doesn't work, neither does the number 6 button. The Volume+/- or Brighten +/- doesn't work either. When I hit the command/apple button, the shutdown options appear.

    Has anyone else ever had this problem? I have no idea what to do. Restarting doesn't work.

    (I have a Tibook 400 running OS X.3.2)
  2. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2003
    Sounds like you have a stuck key. On my keyboard at least (Pismo) the num lock is right above the 6 key, and I bet they're stuck down. Easiest way to fix this is to remove the keyboard (on my machine there's the little screw next to num lock, may be in a different place on yours.) Underneath you can look at whether the contacts are stuck.

    Good luck.


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