Strange appostrophe problem :S

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shannowman, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. shannowman macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my macbook is just about 2 years old now and i've had no problems up until now. Whenever i try to type using my mac, it randomly inserts strings of appostrphes without me pressing the appostrophe button and will not stop. Also, when i close the screen it starts making a rebooting groan at regular intervals. Has anyone else encountered this kind of problem? It has become so bad i have had to stop using my notebook. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Maybe something stuck under the key? try cleaning it with an air spray.
     
  3. shannowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try that, but it doesnt really look depressed.
     
  4. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking that it could be some sort of software problem. Do you have any menubar applications installed like Typinator? Try closing or disabling those to see if the problem is no longer existent.
     
  5. shannowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have nothing like that downloaded or enabled. Its a really strange that its only on the appostrophe key.
     
  6. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe your Mac will do it until you learn how to spell apostrophe. :D
     
  7. shannowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    My first guess would be something under the key closing the circuit on occasion, making it seem the key is pressed.
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    my thought exactly; that's why I suggested the air spray.
     

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