USB keyboard won't type letters

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

  1. aaartnaz macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009

    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


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Restart the computer.

    Try a different USB port.

    Try it on a different computer.

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

    Mar 12, 2009
    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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