Some keyboard combinations do not work wireless keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kokoui, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. kokoui macrumors member

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    Hello I have a wireless apple keyboard and suddenly the combination shift + (any numeric number from 1-9) does not work.

    Both shift buttons work because i can write capital letters, numeric numbers work and also alt+numeric keys work fine. Onle shift + numeric numbers does not work.

    I also connected the keyboard to the iphone and there I had the same problem.

    Any ideas anyone? Keyboard is out of warranty.
     
  2. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

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    It sounds like your control key is sticking. Try firmly pressing down on it a couple times.
     
  3. kokoui thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope I tried that but nothing happens, none of the buttons seem to be sticky. If rapidly press shift and numeric keys will work some time
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    [[ Any ideas anyone? Keyboard is out of warranty. ]]

    My opinion, and mine only:

    Replace the keyboard with a WIRED keyboard (either Apple or 3rd party, I never liked Apple's keyboards).

    It will work more reliably, and you won't have to worry about batteries...
     
  5. magilla, Oct 22, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013

    magilla macrumors regular

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    First (and cheapest) is to stop @ a local Rat Shack and pick up a can of aerosol contact leaner. All sorts of junk work their way into keyboards (no matter the make or style) and sometimes a quick spray of contact cleaner does the trick (leaving no residue behind.)

    I also agree that, if at all practical, go with a wired keyboard, they seem, in my experience, to suffer from less problems than their wireless ilk.
     

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