shift+t does not work on USB keyboard?! please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by proverbs, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. proverbs macrumors 6502

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    hello everyone.

    so for the last couple days I've had the really annoying problem of my shift+t not working. i have the wired version of the new aluminum apple keyboard.

    i can use shift with every other key.
    i can use capslock+t.
    i have restarted my computer.
    i've tried logging in with another user.
    i have checked the text to speech short cut, and it is not set on shift+t.
    i checked all other keyboard shortcuts, and none are set to shift+t.
    i plugged in my older white apple keyboard, and it works perfectly fine.
    I've deleted anything i downloaded the past few days.

    i'm stuck guys. i don't know what else to do. can someone please help me?
     
  2. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    one important thing i just tested now -- i plugged my keyboard into my dad's computer and the shift+t did not work on his computer either. this means that the problem is solely because of the keyboard.

    its such a strange problem. I've searched on Google and it seems to be a common problem without a fix.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Open System Preferences->Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts and see if there is a shortcut conflict or something. You could make or modify a shortcut if you want by click on the cuts them themselves.
     
  4. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your reply sat comer, but I've already tried that.
     
  5. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this is a weird issue -- do you guys think i need to buy a new keyboard?!
     
  6. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this keyboard is driving me crazy. does anyone have any idea on what the problem could be?
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
    Can you return it and get another one?
     
  8. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, it happens even after i create a temporary user account.

    i can't return it, there is not warranty left.

    i will have to buy a new one today :mad::(
     

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