USB keyboard won't type letters

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aaartnaz, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. aaartnaz macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I've already tried basic methods of resolving this issue i.e. resetting and unplugging and replugging the keyboard and my keyboard still won't type letters or numbers. The only kind of response I get by typing the keys is the keyboard will performing shortcut commands like save and open, etc. without holding control or alt, it does it when i press the letter keys by themselves. Has anyone had this problem?
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    #2
    Restart the computer.

    Try a different USB port.

    Try it on a different computer.

    Same problem? Bad keyboard...
     
  3. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    I've had this happen before, and it's always been that either:

    1. That one of the keys next to the space bar was stuck, i.e. command/windows, option/alt, control key or whatever.

    2. That the key had actually broke, rendering the keyboard useless.

    So try a hit on those keys and see if it fixes the problem. Try a different keyboard. This will help narrow down if it's a keyboard problem or system issue.
     

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